2017 marks 20 years since my first Maccabiah experience. I went to the 1997 World Maccabiah Games as a young, naive 15 year old looking to run fast and win in the Junior Track & Field competition…Now 20 years later, I am going as an experienced 35 year old competing in the Open Half Marathon field.
A lot has happened in 20 years (and I mean a lot) but one thing is the same: Running still makes my heart skip a beat…always!
Twenty years after my first trip to Israel with team USA as part of the World Maccabiah Games, I am heading back during the Summer of 2017. Its the 20th Games and its 20 years since my first foray into Maccabi. I have been to numerous games since, including the 2013 Maccabi Games and the 2015 European Games, but I am super excited to go back to where it all got started!
Join me on my journey back as I blog my training plan, fundraising journey, and excitement right here. Only 150 days to go!
I will be representing the Women’s Open Half Marathon Team and will compete in mid-July in Jerusalem, Israel. Feel free to ask questions, leave comments, and join me as I prepare!
More about me and my last Maccabi experience in Berlin, Germany: http://forward.com/news/318584/representing-jews-at-the-maccabi-games-in-berlin/
Thanks so much!