Name: Kaile Stewart
Hometown: Vancouver, BC & Miami, FL
Profession: student, english lit major
Charities Supported: Vancouver Humane Society
Upcoming Races: My A race is the Philidelphia Marathon on Nov 19. I hope to participate in the Spacecoast marathon relay with my mom in Florida on Nov 27th. A few half marathons probably too.
Why do you run? Escape, relax, time for myself to reflect and to be healthy.
Favorite distance? 13.1
Bucket List Races/Runs? Berlin marathon, Naples half marathon.
What do you do for recovery? I try to always take in some protein after, foam roll and compression!
What’s on your running playlist? My favorite right now is Most Girls- Hailee Steinfeld. Tons of country music!
What role does nutrition play in helping you reach your fitness goals? A bit- I’m vegetarian so it’s just about making sure I’m getting enough of everything and eating enough. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder years ago so my nutrition is important to make sure i’m eating healthy but also most importantly enough.
If you could choose anyone to train with, who would it be and why? (could be more than one person) I love to train with my mom who’s the one who got me into running and continues to motivate and surprise me, my boyfriend who always pushes me and Kara Goucher and Meb because they’re amazing role models and fast! I’d love to pick their brains.
Favorite post-run treat/meal/drink? Beer! Not Your Fathers Root Beer is my favorite.
Funniest running/most awkward running story: Leading a race and taking everyone the wrong way because a part of the race didn’t have a volunteer!
What do you do to overcome mental/physical challenges while running? Focus on the mile I am in and not what I have left to do.
Road running or Trail running? Road but I’ve recently moved right next to the trails and get out in them a few times a week to overcome my fear of getting lost and helping me relax and not focus on pace.
What is your spirit animal? Zebra or dog because I love them. Dogs like to explore!
What are your non-running hobbies? Playing guitar and exploring farmers markets.
If you could meet any woman from history who would it be? Rosa Parks- she was so brave!
Why do you wear compression? Aid recovery! And sometimes, especially in Vancouver, to keep my legs warm!
Why do you want to represent the Lily Trotters brand? I love what the company has started! I love that they’re made in the USA and created by women for women (even though my boyfriend rocks them all the time.)