Running Hutch

Patient Leader

I'm passionate about the running lifestyle and connecting faith and fitness to learn to live your best life. I'm a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, soon to be certified running coach, and creator of the online community "Run This Year". I found running at a time in my life when I felt like a complete failure. I joined Team in Training and the slow and painful process of training to run/walk a marathon began to rebuild my identity and self-esteem. Raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is one of my favorite accomplishments. As an adult-onset runner with a embarrassing gym class history, I am often amazed at what I've learned through running. My work ethic, spiritual life, approach to stressful situations, and how I handle discomfort has all changed, for the better, through distance running. My physical pursuits, like finishing a 50k, may seem like hobbies to others, but they are really activities that have fueled my life and made me a better person. My goal, my mission, is to bring more life out of others by challenging them to integrate their physical health and fitness with their mental and spiritual health and fitness.

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: YouTube Best Kept Secret
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