I recently had the honor of speaking with Dave Earnshaw, the founder of the extremely active Facebook group Fun 4 Fun. I love how everyone has a story to tell, and Dave's contribution to his running community has helped hundreds of people find a place where they can feel welcome. Running is a very communal sport, and Dave has helped countless people feel welcome.
Walter's story is truly inspiring and shows how a love for running can help us overcome life's most difficult challenges. Loved chatting with him about running and how it has helped him. I found it awesome how he formed a race pacing company out of his passions and has been very successful at helping others. Enjoy!
Jacob currently holds the World Record for fastest 50 mile run on a treadmill. Amazingly enough, he said that it didn't bother him running on a treadmill for 50 miles straight... 50 miles. Wow. I had a great conversation with him and he as a fascinating guy. Enjoy!
Khadevis Robinson is a former Olympian who shared with me his amazing life story of overcoming life's obstacles to triumph. Wow. All I can say is wow. This guy is amazing, and I could have listened to him for hours. The one race he referred to that he lost to qualify for the Olympics in 2008 was referred to as the "Oregon Sweep," in which a fellow runner dove across the line to beat Khadevis and earn a spot on the Olympic team ahead of him. I loved how Khadevis used this experience to fuel his inner fire. Something we can all learn from him is how to use setbacks in life as learning experiences and grow from them.