Her Story: Vilda Vera Mayuga, going the distance

Because nothing motivates us to stay healthy and active more than hearing stories of other athletic women, Her Sports + Fitness brings you Her Story, profiles of women like you.

Vilda Vera Mayuga
New York, N.Y.

Sports: Running, cycling, surfing

Age: 30

Profession: Attorney

How I got started in sports: A few years ago while applying for a job, I was required to pass a physical, which included running two miles in under a certain amount of time. I decided to go all the way in my preparation and ended up training for my first marathon.

Favorite spot to be active: Central Park

Life/sport philosophy: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Athletic highlights: Running a marathon every year.

Athletic goals: To complete an Olympic-distance triathlon.

Favorite fuel: Eggs, toast and OJ

Favorite indulgence: Cheeseburger, fries and a vanilla shake.

When I'm not running, cycling or surfing, I'm: Training, spending time with my husband or salsa dancing.

Other interesting facts: I was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

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