“I actually got into ASA because a fellow firefighter, Howie Cohen,” she says. “We’ve known each other for 25 years, and we’re both runners. I’ll be 50 this year, and I would get upset when I couldn’t beat my race times.”
ASA made running fun again. “It just made me so happy to see the smiles on the faces of the athletes and families. It gave me the spark that I needed to get back into running.”
COVID-19 has put her ASA runs on hold, but has also made her professional life busier. At the hospital, she helped train staff and prepare the hospital for patients with COVID-19. As a firefighter, she is responding to calls of people with COVID-19.
Both the fire station and the hospital have put in place new protocols that require Resnick and her colleagues to wear protective equipment, keep surfaces sterilized, and undergo temperature checks as they report to work.
In the early days, she worried about her own safety and about infecting her husband and children. Now, three months into the pandemic, she’s settled into a rhythm and feels safe. “I just hope to get back to ASA soon,” she says.
Credit: Karen Nitkin (ASA WingMan)