‘Getting It Done’ with George Mendes
George Mendes is a determined and compassionate individual. He is a humble perfectionist who does what it takes to “get it done!” George is not swayed by challenges and, in fact, he rises to meet them with creativity and quick thinking. George is the Chef and owner of Aldea Restaurant in New York City. George puts his heart and his soul into his craft and it is abundantly clear; Aldea has been awarded a Michelin Star every year since 2011! This “all-in” approach is also evident in George’s running practice. In the four years since George started racing marathons, he has sliced over 40 minutes off of his finish time, achieving a personal best at the 2018 New York City Marathon of 3:37:26. It cannot go without saying that before this personal best, George achieved a 12-minute personal best of 3:43:42 at the 2018 Boston Marathon during historically cold, windy, and torrential weather. George also negative-split this race! George’s story is one of determination, perseverance, commitment and an innate calling to help others. George uses all of his skills in the kitchen, and those on the road, to give back to the world. This is a beautiful, deep-dive into George’s chef experience and how he applies the same outlook and skills to road-racing. “Bom appetite!”
GOOD LUCK to everyone racing the Boston Marathon on Monday! Listen and allow George to help you ascend Heartbreak Hill.