|Why I started running:
I'm a retired professional athlete and started a new career that required me to sit for long hours and at a computer. While I enjoy my work and find it fulfilling, I missed having an active lifestyle, regular competition, and the friendships and camaraderie you build while training in sports.
That's when I decided to complete a lifelong goal that always eluded me: run a marathon. I joined a local running group, ran a couple of half marathons, and ran the 2018 Chicago Marathon. Since then, I've fallen in love with the sport and my only regret is not finding it earlier in my life.