ANISA ARSENAULT, CENTRAL PARK TRACK
One sentence bio.
Anisa Arsenault is a health editor and distance runner for Central Park Track Club living in Harlem.
What are three things you are proud of in your life?
I cover coronavirus news for work, so this year’s been all about doing my best to fit everything in: all of the miles and all of the articles. Hard work and hard workouts seem to go hand in hand.
I missed a year of running due to an Achilles injury, and am proud of the progress I’ve made to get back in shape. I learned a lot about self-advocacy and self-restraint along the way. I also learned it helps to avoid checking Strava when you’re hurt!
While I take running seriously, I’m proud of how I also try to keep it fun. I really only started getting into long runs by running 17.76 miles on the 4th of July every year. I love a good gimmick.
Three words to describe yourself.
One thing we might not know about you.
I love Mamma Mia. Like, a lot. If you see me running with headphones, there’s a good chance there’s some ABBA playing.
Speed or distance?
Distance! But I’ve never run a marathon.