What is your favorite product at Fleet Feet, and why?
Swiftwick socks. Durable, comfortable, and moisture wicking. Helps keep my feet dry and blister free in the Alabama heat and humidity. It’s a great sock.
What has been your most interesting race experience (give details)?
I was given a 30 minutes warning before I ran my first race (2010 UAH 10K). I played pickup ultimate Frisbee on Sundays at UAH. This week, Mark Ullom was the only other person to show up so we couldn’t play ultimate. We walked over to the registration table; he paid for my entry fee and told me that I was running the 10K which started in 30 minutes. Finished in 45:10.
What is your proudest running moment?
Rocket City Marathon 2014 After an unfortunate unofficial second marathon experience two months prior where my BQ time wasn’t going to count. I wanted to run a Boston Marathon qualifying time at Rocket City. I started falling apart coming out of the Botanical Gardens, but still going to be well under my qualifying time. Then my hamstrings wanted to cramp up during Mile 25 which caused me to slow down even more. I round the last turn and head into the VBC and look up at the clock and kick the 2 inch step hidden by carpet and fall hard 20 feet before the finish line. It hurt! I managed get up cross the finish line in 2:54:29 and get taken to medical. I got my BQ!
**If somebody has the finish line video, I would appreciate a copy of me falling and then crossing finish line.
What is your favorite quote, and why?
“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ― Herm Albright