In the Spotlight: Nadia Abbasi

What’s your name?  Nadia Abbasi How old are you?  20 something Occupation? Officially, it’s in philanthropy.. aka trying to use $$$ with the intent to make this world better. Specialty/Interests? Love. Traveling. Learning. Yoga. Meditation. Laughing. Tea. Politics. Womens’ rights. International Development. Entrepreneurship. Scuba Diving… I could go on. For as long as I’ve known you, you’re always a walking ball of positive energy wherever you go! Where does your fullness of life and energy come from? It comes from knowing that life is a mirror and for having a positive self-image. I love myself.. not in the asshole, narcissistic way where I think I am better than everyone.. it’s totally not about being better than anyone else.. it’s more about getting intimate with your own self and owning it. I told myself a long time ago that I deserve to get everything I want from life and I want […]

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In the Spotlight: Vicki Thai

What’s your name? Vicki Thai How old are you? 26 Occupation? Photo Editor for a start up company. Specialty/Interests? Running, but I love HIIT workouts. How long have you been running for? What made you start running? I’ll be running officially for two years in June. My fiancee and brother-in-law are both runners, but I didn’t start running because of them. The most I ever ran was probably 5 miles a couple years ago along the Cross Island and I hated it. Before running, I used to bike for leisure and did a couple bike races but I never really got into it. One day I just showed up to a Nike run in Central Park and have been running with them ever since. Part of me was just bored with the same old routine of going to work and then going home. How often do you run? Where’s your […]

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In the Spotlight: Simon Song

What’s your name?  My name is Shi Wen Song. And when you sound out my name in Cantonese, it sounds like Simon! How old are you? 27 Years Young. Specialty/Interest? (Cycling?) I have a growing passion for the competition, camaraderie and confidence that’s inherent of all sports! When and why did you start cycling? I guess growing up with three other kids in the house taught me a little about the competitive spirit! And being the eldest, I had to make the hard and fast decisions – invaluable to sports. I ran my first sub 7 min mile in PA class junior high. I was captain of the Freshman Squad on the track team in high school, the same year I was awarded Gatorade Rookie of the Year in ’05 and I got an award for Pommel Horse senior year of high school in Gymnastics.  It wasn’t until two years ago […]

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