“From that moment on I always viewed the track as a safe haven, a place where, even if everything was wrong in my world, the track was always right.”

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun… Continue reading “From that moment on I always viewed the track as a safe haven, a place where, even if everything was wrong in my world, the track was always right.”

“Little else has made me feel the type of joy that comes from a great run, a fast race, or the bonds that I’ve made with my team.”

Have you ever felt so happy that you could explode? What about so disappointed that you feel like your heart just gave out? Have you ever experienced such bliss that you forget where in the world you are? How about such pain that every single second feels like a whole year? Have you ever felt… Continue reading “Little else has made me feel the type of joy that comes from a great run, a fast race, or the bonds that I’ve made with my team.”

“I decided I was going back to Haiti in 2018 and I was going to run across it too.”

Oftentimes, runners are approached with the question, “why?” It’s hard to pinpoint a specific reason as to why we run; it is constantly changing and growing in the life of a runner. My “why” has greatly evolved in the last 13 years. So, here is why I ran, why I run, and why I will… Continue reading “I decided I was going back to Haiti in 2018 and I was going to run across it too.”

So why do I run? WITH and FOR the people surrounding me that push me, challenge me, and make me a better person.

Why do I run? I have a bit different of a perspective than the majority of other runners that have written for this blog and it's difficult to answer that question without sharing my story of how I ended up becoming a runner. I honestly don't even know if I can call myself a “runner.”… Continue reading So why do I run? WITH and FOR the people surrounding me that push me, challenge me, and make me a better person.