What does it mean to you to be a Race Ambassador?
It is an honor to be chosen as a Race Ambassador to not only represent KDF, but to also represent the City of Louisville! I moved here just 4 years ago, and have grown to love the area, the people, and the charm. I also started distance running when I moved to Louisville because the KDF mini looked like a feasible challenge. I love that I can talk with potential racers about how this was my first half marathon, and now I’m a Race Ambassador! Everything comes full circle in this world!
If someone has not participated in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon, what advice would you give them?You are stronger than you think! There will be good run days and bad run days, but it all adds up to 13.1 or 26.2 in the end. Whether you are in peak physical condition, or just getting off the couch…run, jog, walk, or skip your way to the finish line! And don’t forget to take in the scenic route along the way!
What songs are on your workout playlist?
Weird answer…. None! I run without any music! I have an “internal beat” with my breathing and my thoughts, which keeps me on pace.
Credit: Derby Festival Marathon