Favorite distance: 4 miler & 10k
Running Advice: stay with it, good shoes, rest
Why do you like running River City Races events: Locations & enjoy the competition
I have come a long way! In my younger days I was a Track & Field sprinter/long jumper. After high school and college, I started running road races including the half marathon because I missed the competition. It was in the late 80’s I stopped running due to several life events and my health declined. I just was not motivated and never believed I would run again. My life took a negative turn.
After several years, about 30, I am now in my late 50’s running again and it will be four years next February 2019. What changed? I had a boss that convinced me to start running again; however, it was pictures of myself, overweight, that really push me to get out and run. So one cold early morning in February I did just that and I am still running most days, sometimes twice in one day. I have lost 35 pounds, feel much better, continue to improve and have met some terrific people. This change has been priceless!
As this current year of 2018 comes to a close, my greatest supporter, my girlfriend, will be my lifetime commitment. She has been there from the beginning and I could not have done any of this without her. I run for me, live for her and grateful for the running talent I still have. I may not be as fast or strong, but I win every time I finish a race Thank you to all of those who believed in me!