Victoria Lo

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

While viewing people's instagram feeds I came across Vicky and immediately I wanted her to join my bus of indie runners. From her daily doodles to her running pictures I am always inspired by her to grow the #RunRevolution movement. 

Q. Who you are, how old you are and what you do?
A. My name is Victoria Lo, i'm 29, and I'm an interactive / digital graphic designer (by day!)

Q. Location and crew?

A. I live in Brooklyn, New York. I run with Black RosesNYC as well as NYC BridgeRunners. Crewlove!

Q. What you have gained from running?

A. Individually, I have gained a respect for my body, recovered (and am still always recovering) from eating disorders, lost roughly 50lb over the course of several years, and also become a much stronger person, both emotionally and physically! 

As a whole, I've made a lot of friends over the last year through running socially. It's amazing what running can do to bring people together, both locally and around the world. I've traveled to different countries, made new friends, and seen a myriad of new places all thanks to running.

Q. What you hope to achieve in future?

A. I want to run forever! Seriously though, if I can inspire just one person to put on a pair of running shoes and go for a run, a jog, or even a walk, I'm happy. I want to motivate people to be excited about fitness and health, and I think it's important to emphasize the balance between mental and physical wellness. Hopefully one day I can be an ambassador for healthy living :)

Q. What makes you an indie runner?

A. I think no matter what, at my core, I'm still a little bit of a lone wolf. I LOVE to run with my crews, don't get me wrong, but there is something so peaceful and therapeutic about a good, long, solo run. I'll run anywhere, anytime. I've never been scared to run out in the open, even when I was overweight and could barely run for 5 minutes. I think people worry too much about what other people think about them. I believe in being fearless and just diving head first into it. As an individual, I always try to push my limits and strive to achieve something that I thought I couldn't before, whether that's a new PB or just better form. I find joy in the struggle and enlightenment in sweat!

- Follow her on instagram: @vicssss


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