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Name: Caroline Poland

Location: Upland, IN

Twitter: kalolainastar

Instagram: littlethingscaroline

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Caroline Poland

Favorite Quote:

“One day you won’t be able to do this. Today is not that day.”

Why do you run?

I run to prove that I don’t have to be defined by my diagnosis (POTS). I run to prove that I am stronger. I run for enjoyment, for fun, and to invest in myself and my future. I run for me, and I run for those with chronic illness who can’t run. I run because it’s a gift I’ve been given.

Favorite place to run:

I love running on the beach in Marco Island, Florida!

Running gear you can not live without:

My shoes (Brooks Adrenalines) and my calf sleeves (BioSkin!).

When not running where would we find you?

In my counseling office (I’m a mental health counselor), in the fitness studio teaching barre, out with friends, biking, or on my couch in my living room.

Favorite post race fuel:

I love chips and salsa and subway post-race! I also get a fancy Starbucks drink to celebrate!

Song you want to hear at the finish line:

Stronger- Kelly Clarkson. Reminds me of all I’ve overcome with my diagnosis!