Athlete Name: Kate Sneddon
Tell us a little about yourself
I’m a senior at the University of Delaware. Next year I’ll be attending Stony Brook University’s program for a doctorate in Physical Therapy. I’m a very loud person with a lot of energy. I pretty much love any activity that I can do outside and I have yet to find an animal I don’t like.
“I'm working towards a future without limits.”
Tell us what motivates you the most.
I know as I continue to get older I’m going to have to fight harder to do the things I love. I want to be healthy enough to travel and experience new things without limits. So every time I run or complete a hard workout I’m working towards a future without limits. I never want to have to say “I can’t do _______ because I have CF”.
What is your favorite Team Boomer memory?
When I crossed the finish line to my first half marathon. I had been very ill in the months leading up to it. I always tell everyone I’m fine and strong enough to over come something no matter the situation. But until then I hadn’t convinced myself that that was true. As I crossed the finish line I remember thinking, I’m going to be okay. I’ve never felt so free from CF in my life.
What is your best fundraising tip?
I used social media and asked basically everyone I knew to SHARE SHARE SHARE my link. Luckily I have a very strong support system and awesome friends so it wasn’t that difficult!
Why do you exercise?
Exercise is the best medicine. It heals your body and mind. I have found if I rely on medicine alone I can’t do most things to my full capacity. There such a strong connection between being healthy and being happy. Being able to fully immerse myself in what is going on around makes me happy, and in order to do that I have to be healthy. Exercise is the most powerful tool I have to ensure I stay healthy.
What is your go to song when you are working out?
Its tough to pick one song, it depends on the type of exercise I’m doing. In general I like upbeat songs with good beats, the lyrics don’t matter that much.