Wearing bright colors and patterns, a huge smile, and often pigtails, you can't miss Karen Brady, aka KJ, when she's out on a run. Positive and encouraging doesn’t even begin to describe her approach to life and all she loves, running, supporting other women, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She serves as an ambassador for Nuun, BibRave, and Newton Running and is supportive of Ponya as well. In fact, she’s introduced many friends in the local Louisville running community to Ponya Bands with her enthusiasm for the bands.
A later-to-life runner, this 40 year has been running for 10 years now. She was always active, playing softball in her youth, enjoying long walks, and even attempting to play basketball, she confessed “I’m not an outdoorsy person except when it comes to running.”
In the Louisville area, we’ve had some small road and trail races this summer, mostly with limited participants and wave starts. Slightly bigger races are gearing up, however, like the Downtown Doubler 15K and 30K road race across the river in Indiana. In its third year, this growing favorite is on for September 20th, bringing racing safely to the forefront of people’s minds. This post will cover 5 ways to run races safely during this COVID-19 crisis.