TTR #11: Struggling After Losing Your Best Friend

In this episode Dorothy Keith talks about the challenges after losing a best friend. Not just a best friend though, a running partner, someone to help offer accountability, motivation; someone to laugh with and spend time together with. Dorothy lost all motivation to run after the sudden passing of her friend over the holiday season. But she built herself back up and found new motivation to run, not just with but for her friend as she raised money to a kids art fund that her best friend w...
More

TTR #8: Running Through Addiction & Abuse

My first run was at the end of Jan 2015 when my wife convinced me to run a half marathon. I ran just about 30 miles in Feb and ran my first half in May 2015. That was it for my running for 2015. Mid 2016 I joined SBRC and really started my running career. Now, to the "why I started running". In short - I was sexually abused when I was younger and since a young age I turned to drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc. Life sucked! I got married and had kids, which in my mind should fix my problems, but ...
More

TTR #4: Road to a Sub 3 Hour Marathon

In the past few years I have made running a priority. I schedule my runs around work and my weekends around my long runs. Through consistency, I have brought my marathon time down from over 4 hours to 3:31 to 3:15 to 3:09. What gets me out the door everyday is loving to be outside (I am also a huge hiking enthusiast). My next goal is to run a sub 3 hour marathon. I don't know if I will be able to do it, but I love improvement and pushing my body to see what it can do. C...
More

My First Half Marathon

Having any type of half marathon experience was never something I planned on doing. I never considered doing anything that was even remotely involved running a half marathon not even watching, planning or preparing for one. The idea of actually running one certainly was NEVER on my mind. When I tell people I randomly ran a half marathon without training their first response is usually to stare at me with a question mark expression on their face. After they've had time to think about it th...
More