Member Spotlight: Cat Stern

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What event are you running with Team for Kids?
I’m running the Airbnb Brooklyn Half with New York Road Runners Team for Kids!

What excites you most about running your event with Team for Kids?
Having the support of a team and knowing that I am running for a great cause is really exciting to me.

Where is your favorite place to run and why?
Prospect Park– it is so peaceful in the morning. People are always out running and it sort of feels like they are running with you like you are apart of something.

Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions?
I love to eat trail mix before, (it may be a placebo effect) but it gives me all of the energy that I need.        

If you run with music, what are your favorite artists or songs to listen to?
I love listening to any upbeat indie or rock such as TV on The Radio, MGMT, Interpol, or Phantogram.

What is your favorite post-run meal?
Random but I would have to say anything with olives– I really crave salt post-run so any salads or pastas with olives seems to really do it for me!

When did your relationship with running begin and why?
At a super young age (age 5) — my parents were (and still are) really big runners. I would always to the kids dash races at whichever run they were attending. It was so fun and exciting for me at such a young age to have that experience. 

Why did you choose to run with Team for Kids?
It is so important to me because I was afforded the opportunity to compete at a young age and I would want that for everyone else. It really helps a child’s mental development and your self-esteem and I am so grateful to be able to help support this.

Tell us a little more about yourself.
I work in media sales at Fast Company and live in Brooklyn. I have been a steady guest lecturer at my alma mater, Pace University, for the past year now. I also volunteer for the Felix Organization which helps send foster children to summer camp and mentor college students to help them with internships and career direction. I love to run (obviously, haha) and play on a soccer league on Thursdays. I also love cooking, horror movies/books, and meeting new  people.

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