We are finally home. After a whirlwind 2018 which concluded with a silver medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an 8th place at the New York City Marathon and moving into our new home -we are finally home!
What better way to mark the arrival than with a story from 25 years ago! In 1993 I ran at my first Junior Nationals on the track. With five laps to go of the 3,000m a runner clipped my spike (“sneaker”) and it came off. I ran the race barefoot and disappointed. The track was hot with no shoes on and I missed my opportunity to medal. But I got back out there and tried again the following season. The reward, a bronze medal.
A running career spanning 25 years is full of such tales and it hasn’t been the only time I’ve lost a sneaker. I am excited to share stories like these with you. I’m excited to share what I love, what inspires me and what gets me through each and every week. I hope I can inspire the everyday!
I work 4 days per week as a consultant at IBM. I have a fun loving and energetic chatterbox at home (aka son named Peter Richard) and I’m a runner. I don’t ever seem to do things the easy way. I work hard in everything I do and I’m proud of that. My life is everyday, I just so happen to be fortunate to have an engine and a drive that helps me run fast.
I look forward to connecting via a special video series, through social media and out on the training track! Enjoy and happy running. You don’t know how inspiring you really are until you take a moment – let’s do it together in 2019!