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My Healthy: Entrepreneur Robert Reffkin

The tech startup founder and seasoned marathoner shares his healthy hit list.

If you have ever tried to look for an apartment in New York City, you know that it is by far the most stressful, frustrating and, unlike your workouts, inefficient experience you have ever had — or will ever have — in Manhattan. Robert Reffkin started Urban Compass to change all that. The newly launched site is streamlining the rental process with a razor-sharp online search function, fully web-based application system and a non-commission-based broker model. Plus they’re helping you remember why you decided to live in this great city in the first place, with beautifully curated neighborhood guides.

So sufficed to say, Reffkin's been busy. And as a seasoned marathoner (he's about to run his 50th 26.2 this fall— in NYC of course — completing his quest to run 50 races in 50 states to raise $1 million for non-profits) he's had to majorly adjust his usual routine. “For the 3 months before we launched, I was only running once a week and wasn’t sleeping as much as I should have been,” says Reffkin, “so the only way I could focus on being healthy was by eating really, really well.” Here's his must-have health list for surviving the startup: