We had the good fortune of connecting with caryn lubetsky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi caryn, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Whenever I take on a major race such at the 100 mile run from Key Largo to Key West or 135 miles through Death Valley in the worlds toughest foot race, I never approach the race as a whole. I break it up into small sections and only concentrate on that limited task at hand. Every race I run is to dedicated to raising funds for the Childhood Cancer Project and the strength of the children I have watched battle cancer pulls me through. I repeat to myself, “this isn’t hard, chemo is hard, this is a choice, no one chooses cancer.”
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As an endurance athlete that has traveled to many continents to race distances that range from 50 miles to 135 miles, nothing comes easy!! I have to train when my feet hurt so badly that I can barely walk, I have to push through and train, when my muscles are sore and my body aches and I must rely on my mental strength to push me through. But with each stroke, pedal or step I know that I am racing for something much bigger than myself, I am racing to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Project and to work towards finding a cure for pediatric cancer
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of the best parts of Miami is the running/triathlon community. People from all walks of life that come together to workout, socialize and build community. If you spend a week with me you will definitely go for a run across the Venetian and Rickenbacker and enjoy the spectacular views. We would definitely go for a swim on South Beach and run on the boardwalk. No trip to Miami is complete without stopping by Irun on 50th and Biscayne to check out the worlds best specialty walking/running store!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The Childhood Cancer Project is dedicated to finding less toxic treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer. Through my world with TCCP I have been humbled by, inspired by and driven to make a difference by the strength of children and families battling cancer