Run like…a hobbit?
Jul 27, 2020
Marathon Training Update #3)
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And now let’s hear from our Leg 3 Relay Runner, the mini-but-mighty Cait Bradley:
How long have you been a runner and what other races have you done?
At only 5 feet tall, I would say my build resembles a hobbit more than a distance runner, so running definitely doesn’t come easily to me! I am just glad I have one of the shorter legs of the race (since I have short legs). That said, I have participated in a few other races, including the Akron Marathon relay (twice), the Gennesaret Home Run for the Homeless (twice), and the Munroe Falls sprint triathlon last year.
What are you doing to prepare for the relay? How is your training going?
I have been running three times a week for several weeks now, and am feeling pretty good about how it is going. I don’t hate it as much as I have in years past! I usually run very early in the morning, and I am finding it quite peaceful to be out at that time of day. I am always pretty physically active, and I think my regular yoga, weight training, HIIT workouts, and keeping up with my two sons, are all helping the running feel a little easier. Adrenaline always helps on race day, though I will miss having the cheering crowds that the marathon brings!
Who will you be running for?
My dad was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia three years ago, at age 65. It was a big shock to our whole family, and watching his decline has been incredibly difficult, especially because he is so young. I will certainly be thinking of him on race day. His diagnosis has made me much more aware of how many people suffer from Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and it really is an honor to work with The Alzheimer’s Association and to help raise money for them; they are doing very important work.
I always say going for a run is a great way to ruin a perfectly good walk! All joking aside, though, I am grateful that I am physically able to do it, and that I am able to be part of this team and to run for such a good cause. Let’s do this!