“I had a very tough year, I went through cancer, and running was my way to feel like I am back. When I was finally able to run three months after my surgery, it felt great. It said to me that I am back and able to resume my normal life. It’s the 45 minutes or hour in my day when I can be in my head, think things through. There’s no phone or anything; it’s escapism for me,” she said.
“It just changed my attitude toward exercise. Sometimes big things have to happen in life to make you appreciate the little things.”
Giuliana beat breast cancer after undergoing a double mastectomy in December 2011. The has said that running was the thing that made her feel “normal” again after a traumatic few months.