Sophie Spiedel

Why I Took the Pledge

Photo Courtesy: Natalie Krovetz
Photo Courtesy: Natalie Krovetz

It is simple: I believe in treating my body with respect by eating healthy food, getting plenty of sleep, and staying physically active. I believe in treating my fellow competitors with respect by bringing my best effort to the starting line and running to the best of my ability — with no performance enhancing drugs in my system to aid me. And I respect the trail by following the Leave No Trace philosophy.