Today was the day! I officially started my training for the New York Marathon. Running through all five boroughs on November 6, 2016. I've been quite active since my gastric bypass surgery but I mostly walk. I've wanted to do a marathon for as long as I can remember so I'm so excited that this is the year. My theme for 2016 is No Comfort Zones! The first time I started running was when I quit smoking in 2007. I bought shoes that I thought were cute and were marked as "running shoes."