|Kelly and her siblings|
But Bradley didn't enjoy running. That was then.
Today the former Lady Monarch, who was part of the ODU team that advanced to the national title game in 1997, is preparing to run Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon that winds through Northern Virginia and Washington. Last weekend the four Bradleys -- Kelly, sisters Colleen and Brigitte, and brother Kenneth -- ran the Ten-Miler, also in D.C..
During the Ten-Miler, Kelly said, "It's like our dad was with us the entire time. We all waved as we ran by the cemetery."
Her brother, Ken, has already completed every marathon her dad ever ran in. Like her father, Kelly is a teacher in Virginia Beach and a doting mom to her kindergartner, Connor.
"We were all athletes," Kelly said, "but we all hated to run. Now it's a way to remember and be with him."
Fitting that Sunday's race winds down near Arlington Cemetery, concluding at the Marine Corps War Memorial. All of the Bradleys will be in our thoughts during their 26.2 miles.