This article originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s editorial hub. 

Mandy Marcus
Community Growth Associate, Venture for America
New York City
Twitter: @venture4america

7:30am: Rise and shine! I snooze my alarm around 15 times, then get up for a jog around the neighborhood. I try to go running before work three times a week, and lately have been using an app called Couch to 5K to keep on track. It helps you build up your strength and stamina over eight weeks so you’re ready to run a 5K after two months. After cooling off, I have a yogurt for breakfast and get ready to head to work.

8:45am: I take the M train from my apartment in Ridgewood, Queens to Venture for America’s headquarters in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. VFA is a fellowship program that places talented recent grads at startups in cities with emerging startup ecosystems. New to the startup world myself, I use the commute to read startup industry news on First Round Review and catch up on the latest episode of the VFA

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