well, hey — i’m Shawna. welcome to my little corner of the world.

i’m running, dreaming & laughing my way through New York City – and loving every minute. i’m a Christian. runner. writer. reader. dancer. wanderluster. healthnut. student. young professional. eternal optimist. i grew up in Upstate New York, moved to Colorado for a quick stint after college to exercise my snowboard bum dreams, and have called NYC my home for the past five years. it’s fast, it’s fun, it’s crazy, and yes – i love it here.

so hi. thanks for reading me.


Run this Apple is my way of narrating my life in NYC, as well as holding myself accountable to both writing (my first true love) and leading the healthy lifestyle i so aspire to maintain. the name came as an expression of my passions for running and fitness, as well as to encompass my attempt to traipse around the world’s busiest, most frenetic city — the Big Apple.

& obviously, running is a defining aspect of my life. i can think of few things that rival the feeling of waking up at dawn and lacing up my sneakers for a mind-clearing run along the Hudson River. my journey as a runner was possibly predestined for me before my birth, as i come from a family of runners: my grandpa won a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in Paris for the 100-yard-dash relay, and my father has always been a great runner and athlete as well. it was common for him to pull over the car on any given day, 5-10 miles from home, and have my mother drive the rest of the way as he zipped out to run it. the “there’s nothing quite like running” attitude that prevailed in my childhood household settled deep into my bones, and i thank God every day for the athletic ability He’s given me to continue this love affair with exercise.

what can you expect to read here? well, a little bit of everything, really: about running and other work outs; about my traipsing around the city & the never-ending activities it has to offer; about the various restaurants, wine bars, events, and other various jaunts i happen to stumble into in this urban playground. oh, and about travel – my wanderlust is entirely incurable.

feel free to email me if you have any questions about NYC, running, or want to be friends and bond over our wanderlusting dreams! shawna(dot)hussey(at)gmail(dot)com.


35 thoughts on “About

  1. Love this! Just stumbled upon your blog and so glad I did! It’s like I was reading about myself, except for the whole NYC thing (I recently moved to Denver from Chicago, been seems like you’re familiar with CO!) Look forward to following, and finding inspiration to break out of the half distance and go the full myself! 🙂

  2. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and am glad I did! I’m a recent transplant to NYC from Chicago and it’s always fun to read blogs of people who live here 🙂 Moving to NYC helped bring my running addiction back in full force, and I look forward to reading more about your running adventures.

  3. You are adorable times 1000!!! Such a cute blog and LOVE New York!! New York has the best restaurants and coolest spots to hang! Can’t wait to read more and more!!

  4. I’m looking forward to reading more from you 😀 *clicks follow*
    Also, I’m extremely jealous that you live in NYC- you lucky thing 🙂

  5. Hi there! Really enjoy reading your blog, especially when you blog about your top spots to eat in NYC! I was hoping I could reach out to you via email, could you let me know where to contact you?

  6. Hi Shawna! My name is Christine and I’m the writer for the Marshall Campus Rec Blog. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can check it out on the blog’s site. Keep up the good work!

  7. Hi Shawna! I think in another place I asked if you had ever trained for a marathon, which after reading this is a clear yes! Congrats, I tip my hat to all marathon runners!

    It sounds like NYC is where you belong, but being a Texas boy there is no way I could handle that type of cold.

    Yes, God is good and it is great you give him thanks daily! That is awesome that your grandad won an Olympic Gold!

    Have a great day!

  8. Hi Shawna, This is your third cousin Francine . Quite impressed. My sister’s family is very much into sports including snowboarding, skiing , etc. Way to go Shawna

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