The Running Whys – Kâté Braydon

Running has helped Kâté Braydon with many of her activities, including Roller Derby, where she is a member of the Fog City Rollers’ Shipyard Sirens. Photo: Marc Henwood.

Running has helped Kâté Braydon with many of her activities, including Roller Derby, where she is a member of the Fog City Rollers’ Shipyard Sirens. Photo: Marc Henwood.

Editor’s note: You may recognize Kâté Braydon from her award-winning career as a photojournalist, which lands her in many parts of the greater Saint John area with her camera in tow. You also might know her as Josey Ramoan of the Fog City Rollers’ Shipyard Sirens of the Saint John Roller Derby League (That is her pictured in a photo courtesy of Marc Henwood). And you may have seen her running to keep fit, get ready for a race or prepare for Roller Derby. For Kâté, running and fitness are important components of her life these days, aspects she fought to incorporate into her daily routine. What follows is her story about the path to this year’s Marathon by the Sea and the Goodlife 12 k event on August 10.  This is the 14th story in a series profiling runners who will compete in the 20th anniversary running of Emera Marathon By the Sea Marathon in Saint John. The stories are also running on the MBTS Facebook page and MBTS website.
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I have been trying to be ‘a runner’ for what feels like my entire life. Or at least since I hit puberty, ate too many chocolate chip cookies and gained about 15 pounds.
I grew up in the country, and I remember many times when I would declare to myself that ‘this is the week that I will start running!’ Continue reading

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