This is my friend Molly. Molly as you can see is a triathlon athlete and she is from Lexington. That fact that she does triathlons alone is enough for her to get tons of respect from me and most other people. The cool part is that the respect she gets from me actually comes 10% from the triathlons and 90% from the way she is living her life. We hear all the time about how lazy and self focused younger generations are. How they have an entitlement mentality that will do them (and us) in. That may be true in some cases, but there are people like Molly that are living life with a different mentality. Continue reading People Profile Of My Friend Molly
David Turpin was the first person beside my immediate friends and family to show up for a group run. The very first Saturday that I scheduled a group run I made sure to have several friends and family members show up because I honestly didn’t expect anyone else to be there. I got there bright and early that morning before my family to make sure I was there to greet anyone that happened to show up. When I pulled in I saw a car sitting there and thought, no way, somebody showed up. David got out of the car and I nervously asked him if he was here for Run Richmond and he said yes.
To this day it amazes the way people get connected to Run Richmond. Facebook apparently decided David would be interested and put it in his feed and the rest is history. David still does most of our group runs. He travels frequently to do races with his daughter and right now is nursing an injury, but most Saturdays David will be out there running with us. So let’s get to know a little bit more about David. Continue reading People Profiles – David Turpin
A new feature I am excited to start for Run Richmond is People Profiles. I will do interviews from time to time with either local runners that should inspire us or actual Run Richmond members that already inspire me. If the goal of this group is to build community what better way to do that than to help people get to know each other.
Our first profile is Kat Pagano. I got to know Kat via the Madison Central Cross Country team. My daughter is a team member and Kat is one of the coaches. I can tell you that the guys and girls on the team are amazed by Kat’s dedication to running. She is an amazing athlete that these kids are lucky to have the opportunity to be exposed to.
I want to say thank you to Kat for taking the time to do this and I hope you all read closely her answer about why she continues to run. I agree 100% with what she says and I think we can all probably stand to learn that lesson to some degree. Continue reading Run Richmond People Profiles