AMTA Member Marcy Cook (NC) is running the Boston Marathon with Team Massage Therapy Foundation-Running for Research!
MTF is participating in the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program to bring awareness to the benefits of massage and the need for more massage research funding.
AMTA is proud to support Marcy as she promotes MTF and our shared commitment to research on the benefits of massage therapy!
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Q&A With Marcy Cook
When did you become a runner?
I started running just over five years ago.
The Boston Marathon is a couple months away! How is training going?
Training is really good right now! I'm feeling great during long runs and I have a half marathon practice race in a few weeks. I've tried to take on a more balanced approach to running this training cycle with cross training including strength training and yoga. Regular massage is always a part of any training plan I do.
What motivated you to sign up for this marathon and fundraising experience?
This is an experience of a lifetime for me. I enjoy running and Boston is one of the most prestigious races, which of course motivated me. I love the cause just as much. The Massage Therapy Foundation is extremely important to me as a practicing therapist, as it helps to advance the entire massage therapy profession.
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