Nafisah Ali Lewis has been running since February of 2013 when she got involved with Black Girls Run. I met her at an event that Spring and she talked my ear off on the pleasure it gave her. She was on a mission that was fulfilled this year on November 20th when she completed the Philadelphia Marathon.
26.2 miles is kind of like running from Frankford down to International Airport and back, so its no small matter. What makes a person want to do that? In her own words:
I started training for my full marathon January 2015 with my coach Catherine Williams – Frank. Running is more than just running, its mental discipline, hard work. What I like about our group is that we motivate each other. We help each other. We push each other. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people. I started running not just to get healthy but what I like about it, is helping other people get to their goals as well as helping myself in the process.
Nafisah is more then just a runner. She also operates her own candle making business, Just Good Scents (Jgscents50@gmail.com) as well as participating in a host of civic duties, mostly behind the scenes.
Congratulations to our Frankford Champion.