All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes Trains for NYC Marathon!
She’s a go-getter in Pine Valley and now we know that Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey Chandler Martin) is a go-getter in real life. Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Bobbie as she was preparing for the Divas of Daytime show. I learned then that she was in training for her first marathon – the New York City Marathon!
The NYC marathon begins at 9 AM and has an average of 100,000 participants every year! The marathon runs through the streets of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan! You can find out more about the marathon by clicking here.
Bobbie said she was pulled into running – literally! – by a good friend.
“My neighbor Victoria had been begging me to run with her,” said Bobbie. “I started [training] in December [of 2007], but I’ve never before run this much! I used to run three or four times a week and then I’d get lazy. Victoria gets up at 5:45 AM and it’s cold and it’s dark. I was so out of shape but I kept doing it and now I’m up to 16 miles.”
Bobbie said she never imagined she would run in a marathon but once she started training, she became very excited about it.
"I used to think marathon runners. . .well, more power to them! But now, it's a way to get rid of all that stress."
Unfortunately, Bobbie's training has hit a snag. She began having pain as she ran a few weeks ago and is undergoing treatment for pain in her adductor muscle. This has stopped her training – for now!
Although she isn't sure she'll be able to run in the marathon, Bobbie is encouraging her fans to help out the charity that she was running for – Citymeals-on-Wheels. The charity delivers meals for the elderly homebound people in New York City.
Bobbie hopes to raise $3,500 and so far, has just over $3,100 raised. You can help by clicking here.
Soaps.com wishes you the best of luck, Bobbie, and we hope you are well enough to run. Go get 'em!