In 2010, Andrea (Andi) Piscopo began running to help cope with the horror she faced at home. She found herself in a physically, emotionally and mentally abusive relationship. The miles under her feet felt like freedom. Exercise became an honest truth, it never lied, held her accountable and encouraged growth. Whether it was miles or lifting weight, it became her liberation. The people she met from participating in events would eventually be her biggest cheerleaders, and even helped her leave her abuser in 2013.
The love for exercise did not stop. Andrea found that with each accomplishment conquered, she started to find healing. The events got longer; more miles, more weight - greater challenges. Andrea is grateful that she has the ability to truly see what her physical body is capable of, while pushing through what was once emotional barriers. Her hope is to use her experiences to help empower other survivors.
So what is Andrea up to? Last year she accomplished the 'Double Unicorn', participating in both the Tough Ruck (a rucking event that is 26.2 mi in length) and the Boston Marathon on the same weekend. That just wasn't enough. This April, Andrea will be with a small group of people taking on the "Trifecta": The Tough Ruck, Boston's Midnight Ride and the coveted Boston Marathon, all within 24 hours. That's right, 3 Marathons in 24 hours.
Her goal, to raise money for New Hope and their programs as a way to pay it forward for what the organization has done for her. How can you help?
Please pledge your support, with the number of calls only INCREASING , shelters such as New Hope will need as much help as possible , to provide assistance for those who are needing help.