Overcoming Challenges

First place, Masters Longboat Island 10k 2011

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine Most people see me as an athlete, and that is also how I see myself.  What most people do not know is that I have encountered many obstacles that may have prevented me from this dream.  When I was 26, I was in a bicycle accident which left me with a broken neck.  I lived with at times debilitating chronic neck and back pain for three years until I found my osteopath, whom I credit for giving me my life back. I also have had other, less catastrophic problems, namely osteoarthritis in both my knees and asthma.  With every issue, I left no stone unturned in the search for a remedy.  And I know that luck must have played a role as well.

That is me: a broken body turned long-distance, sub-elite competitive runner!