Dallas Hottest Half
August 15th, 2010
Out of all the other topics on this site, running is what I consider to be my favorite. I've been a runner since middle school when I made the junior varsity cross high school cross country team in 8th grade. Like many kids that age, I ran cross country and track to be in shape for soccer. I did okay in high school, but nothing spectacular. I think I actually have a trophy or two at my parents house for something or another.

It wasn't until I came home on leave from Iraq in 2005 that I bought what I consider to be my first serious pair of running shoes. I went to a Fleet Feet in South Carolina and asked the guy to hand me the shoes to try on below the bench so that I couldn't see the color, style, or brand of the shoe. I think I tried on five or six pairs of shoes that day. The one that felt best on my foot was the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6.

On February 28th, 2009, after a shoulder surgery on January 19th, 2009, I began my running streak for the United States Running Streak Association. I've run at least one mile everyday since then, and I'm not planning to stop anytime soon.

Brooks has the perfect ride for every stride. Run Happy!!
**Image from Brooks Sports**
My favorite running picture in
my Hansons-Brooks Original
Distance Project jersey
In January of 2010, I became a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). It's truly one of the best uses of 250 dollars I've ever spent. I believe my RRCA coaching certification strengthened my application for the Brooks I.D. Program, which I have been a member of for over a year now. The Brooks I.D. Program is my favorite aspect of my running because it allows and encourages me to carry out the Brooks mission: to inspire others to run and be active.