New Runner Spotlight… Rachel Rood!

Each week leading up to race day we will be highlighting one runner that has registered for the 15th Annual Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler. This runner could be new to the race or could have run the event in the past.

Our next spotlighted runner is Rachel Rood! This will be Rachel’s first Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler. Here is a little information about Rachel:

Why do you register for 10 Miler yearly? If you haven’t done it before why did you register this year?

This is my first time registering for the Cleveland 10 Miler. I’m hoping it will help me prepare for the Cleveland Half Marathon in May. 

What do you like about the race?

I like that we’ll be running along the lake, I’m hoping it’s a nice day out so I can enjoy the scenery.

What does running races do for you?

Running races is mostly fun, and definitely challenging. I love seeing people cheering on the runners, it always makes me tear up and I feel so appreciative of the community of runners and those who support us. Running a race is taxing physically and mentally and I like proving to myself that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.

What are your running/athletic goals for 2019?

Last year I got sick right before my half marathon and only completed 6 miles. I say that I did a “half half.” This year, my goal is to do the whole “half.” 

Get ready to Run Like a God, Rachel!