People have been moving to California since the Gold rush to take advantage of the Sun, Surf, and opportunity. Well, maybe not the surf….. But we are blessed with a pretty rocking climate here in San Diego that is filled with opportunity especially in our beautiful North County. Runner of the Week Dahlia Bonilla is no exception and has been leaving a great impact through a longstanding commitment to the running Community.
Hearing the word community is powerful. We, all types of runners, walkers, and fitness fanatics alike make up a special bond. Dahlia who has been managing the Running Center-Carlsbad, which has been proudly supporting North County for over 15 years and helps keep our bond together and growing.
“I always wanted to run - there was just something so refreshing about runners - great attitudes, awesome physique, genuinely happy people.” Dahlia explains. That’s why in 2010 she “got off the couch.” She didn’t stop there. Her first race was a Full Marathon.
Having crushed a marathon first race out it gave Dahlia a newfound confidence in herself. “A ten-mile run along the coast? Sure, a fifteen-mile hike through some tough rocky terrain? Why not?” Hard work, dedication, and the success of achievement can strengthen your Brain (one of the hardest muscles to train).
As any runner can attest, it’s not overnight that we build the strength in our bodies and mind to achieve these lofty goals.
Little by little, dedication, consistency, and education and anything can be possible.
The best part is we have amazing people in our community who are literally making a career out of helping you achieve these goals. Whether it is the gear, guidance, or just another running nerd who wants to chat it up with you. Take advantage of our beautiful community.
Running stores give us a place to gather, become gear geeks, and learn to better move our body forward in a more efficient, or faster way! “The Running Center understands runners and knows exactly what he/she needs because we are all runners here. We work hard to ensure that we have happy runners/customers. Anything less than excellent is just not good enough!”
Dahlia can be found enjoying runs along the Pacific Ocean amongst the palm trees, especially from the Oceanside Pier up to the Harbor. With goals of getting better, faster, and stronger for 2017 she falls right in line with every runners dreams. But beware; her #1 goal is to enjoy each and every run!