Welcome to The Urban Mile! My name is Carissa Rea and my mission is to share my favorite New York City running paths, exercise routines and inspirational tips to enhance your fitness journey. I moved to this city six years ago and since then, I completed college here and began my career in marketing within the beauty industry. In my free time, I’m currently training for the New York City Marathon along with other races. Running brings unspeakable joy to my life that I want to spread to others through my writing. Everyday I’m filled with determination to be my best self by the energy of the city and also wish to express this magic through my photos and my own perception. Join me as I capture breath taking city landscapes, discover adventurous running paths and challenge my own fitness limits. Read, discover and get running!