As a Colorado Springs running coach, I’ve had the wonderful privilege of working with a variety of runners who have incredible “before and after” stories. In this post, I’d like to share my own story of transformation which fuels my passion to help others write their own story and achieve their running goals.
For me, I had noticed my weight creeping upward with each passing year. At that time, I could barely break 30 minutes in the 5k. In 2006, I specifically recall my wife talking me into running a local 5k race and every step was miserable. Upon finishing, I crumpled onto the cold asphalt and thought I was going to die. The searing pain in my lungs wasn’t something I wanted to sign up for again anytime soon. I was horribly out of shape and I knew it.
It wasn’t until the spring of 2008 that I decided to take up running again after nearly 20 years away from the sport. I eventually caught the “running bug” and haven’t looked back since.
With each passing year, I’ve continued to learn and grow as a runner and even became a Colorado Springs running coach.
I can still hardly believe the guy on the left (picture below) transformed into the guy on the right.
LEFT: The guy on the left was 32 years old and weighed 207 pounds with a high percentage of body fat.
RIGHT: The guy on the right is a 43 year old National Class masters runner and Colorado Springs running coach, weighs 155 pounds and just recently ran a near personal best of 16:33 at a Turkey Trot 5k.
Over the last few years, I’ve also had the privilege of helping others reach more of their potential as runners. I enjoyed coaching so much that I decided to become USATF Certified and put more time into studying this incredible yet simple sport. Being a Colorado Springs running coach has given me the opportunity to meet and interact with runners of all levels.
So whether you’re near the front of the pack or toward the back of the pack, I believe I can help you squeeze out more of your ability! How do I know this? I’ve been there myself and know what it takes to improve. It’s not an overnight process but with hard work and consistency, you’ll also see your running improve and reach goals you never thought possible.
I’d love to chat with you over coffee about your goals and share some ideas that could help you improve your running, no strings attached.
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Here’s to achieving new breakthroughs!!