Age & Hometown: 44, Brighton, MI
Current resident: Rapid City, MI
Employment: Family & Sports Chiropractor
Family: Rachel (wife), Grant 12, Qwynn 9, Genevieve 6, Gwendolyn 1
Years running: Since I could walk!
Why do you run? I love the competing, the serenity, the health effects and the connection to God’s creation when I’m running.
Running accomplishments: 2nd in MAC conference in Steeple Chase, 4:10 mile, 15:20 5k, 1:15 Half Marathon, 2:46 Marathon,
Favorite running shoes: just started running in the Altra Provision 2.5
Favorite races: Any with obstacles
Favorite race distance: 2 mile
Running hero: Evan Jager – steeplechaser (silver in 2016 Summer Olympics)
Favorite pre-race meal: Bananas
Goals for 2018:
Favorite running quote: “Two things burn my ass…quitting a race and a flame about butt high.” Jack Shaw, WMU Track Coach
Best running advice given to me: Good racing prep is about balance: speed, distance, weights and stretching. Also, “Running is 90% mental and 10% physical. Sharpen the 90% and the other 10% is easy.”
What is one thing your teammates would say about you? “You used to be fast, right?”
How do you feel about representing the TCTC by being a TCTC Race Team Member? It’s an honor to be a team member of the TCTC and represent a fantastic group of people who promote the great sport of running in our community.