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ALI EDELSTEIN

AGE 26 JOB Director of Social Responsibility at Kentucky Distillers’ Association WORKOUT SPOT Seneca Park, Cherokee Park, and Rudy Lane HER PASSION A few years ago I dated an Ironman and wanted to keep up. I learned I could run and bike distances I couldn’t believe, and I had fun doing it once I got over my fear of being unable. Now, running and biking introduces me to new people and new adventures around town. BIG WIN Running in the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon. I ran three days a week at Seneca Park with Anna and cross-trained with her at CycleBar. We also tracked and shared our workouts on apps like MapMyRun to encourage each other and hold ourselves accountable.

“OUR WORKOUTS ENSURE WE HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE TO MAKING TIME FOR GIRL TIME AND WORKOUTS IN OUR BUSY LIVES.”

ANNA LADIG

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AGE 26 JOB Memory Program Coordinator at Belmont Village WORKOUT SPOT LA Fitness in St. Matthews FITNESS ATTRACTION About a year ago I met my friend Ali Edelstein at a church group. We bumped into each other at Seneca Park. She was running, and I was walking my dog. I have never been a runner, and I hated the thought of it. I thought Ali was a super cool person and I wanted to become her friend, so when she invited me to jog with her in the mornings before work, I thought I’d give it a shot. Soon enough we were jogging regularly, and she had convinced me to register for the Derby Half Marathon. I went from zero to 13.1 in six months. BIG WIN Running the Derby Half Marathon was the hardest thing I have ever done physically. I have never been big into working out or running, so it was a huge deal that I finished the race in under 2hrs30min.

Today's Woman August 2017