Life is a continual transition.
At some point, my hard drive became full. Reflecting on my life, there were many transitions that determined my choices and where I am today. Somewhere through one of these transitions, running became a big part of my life, defining who I am today.
The loss of both parents at a young age gave me a license to move through life alone. It was my responsibility to find my own way, create my own opportunities, experience my own successes, and learn from my failures. I was fiercely independent and somewhat an introvert. Though I was having a successful life, something was always missing. I was always guarded, it was difficult for me to open up and found it difficult get that close to anyone. One day, through a chain of events, it all crashed in and life almost ended.
I decided right then and there that things would change.
Running was a big part of that transition and has been a major factor to achieving a now happy, healthy life. I’ve completed 100 marathons that include one in all 50 states. Running was the transition I needed and, I believe, it has served many others in the same way. As it was for me, like many other runners, running has been therapeutic, challenging and life changing.
Currently, I’m working on my book, One Foot in Front of the Other, which will be available in 2014. It’s a reflective book, including stories of my life, my transitions, and even how running saved my life. One Foot in Front of the Other will not be a technical book, there are already many of those available.
My dream is that One Foot in Front of the Other will provide you with inspiration, motivation, and humor, and will allow you to reflect on your own life so you, too, can be your own champion!
In the meantime, feel free to be a part of my website and follow my blog, subscribe to my newsletter and follow the progress of One Foot in Front of the Other. Yeah, there might even be a few running tips.
All My Best,