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.”