Fort Wayne, Indiana
|Primary Discipline(s)||Road Running, Trail Running|
|Bucket List Race||Big Sur Marathon|
|Favorite Picky Bars product||All-In Almond bars and Ah, Fudge Nuts! bar|
|Off-Day Activity||Aqua jog, bike, or eliptigo|
I am a high school physical education and health teacher that loves to run and be active. I got a late start to running (2013), but since I started I can’t stop. I’m preparing to run the London Marathon and the NYC Marathon in the next month and a half! That will be my 16th and 17th 26.2 mile runs. I truly believe as a teacher that I am a role model for my students. By being active and seeing them as I run throughout the community, they know I walk the walk. I have also been fortunate to train and mentor with Fleet Feet Fort Wayne. Since a successful Indy Mini Marathon in 2014, I’ve been a mentor/coach in programs from 5k to the marathon distance. My greatest joys now are seeing runners I have worked with achieve their running goals. I love socializing and spending time with others as I run. The mentor gig is a perfect fit for me! I have met so many people from around the world through running. I am a part of many social media groups that allow runners to discuss training for various races. Through those conversations and running those races, I have made lifelong friends. It is great to be able to share the items that I use on a regular basis that have helped me get to where I am as a runner. Picky Bars has been a big part of that for several years. I would be honored to be able to share about the product with all of my friends and the running community! I also know that my wife and daughters love stealing my bars and eating them each morning, or even for an after school snack!