Caitlin Smith is a renaissance woman. She is a Pilates/yoga instructor, a childbirth assistant, and running coach. Smith talks about her supporters, who introduced her to running, and what she plans on eating the day of the race.
Runners Feed: Take us through a typical day of your life
Caitlin Smith: Everyday is different. Sometimes I wake-up at 2 am and someone is in labor. I may then be up assisting a labor for many hours, squeeze in a short run, and then I try to catch back up on sleep. More typically, I wake-up have some coffee and breakfast, go teach for a few hours, run, eat lunch, squeeze in nap if I’m lucky, go teach for a few more hours, come home, eat dinner, relax, and ideally sleep 8-9 hours.
CS: I work a few different part-time jobs. I am a self-empolyed pilates/yoga instructor, childbirth assistant, and running coach. I end up working a full-time work week with my various endeavors. However, with Salomon and Infinite Running’s support, I have been able to cover massage, race entries, and the expenses of taking time off to travel for races, so that I can spend time racing!
RF: Who introduced you to the sport of running? And what about running do you think has kept you coming back for more?
CS: My sixth grade track coach told me I was a distance runner. I wasn’t convinced until the age of seventeen when I went out for a 13 mile run to a friend’s house. I loved every second of that run and I have been hooked since. Running is an essential moment in my day. Plain and simple, I love it.
RF: Sock or no socks?
CS: Most definitely socks — but they must be the no show kind. I really don’t like anything above my ankle while running.
RF: Breakfast the day of the race?
CS: A few sips of coffee and a bagel or toast with peanut butter and banana.