I am an impassioned and committed athlete in the sport of running Marathons & Ultra Marathons. My mission is to be an active participant in New Orleans/ Gulf Coast recovery, to inspire people to fight obesity, and to be a voice for those in need. My goal is to inspire the people I meet to "be involved" by keeping a commitment to communities I run in, to be the best I can be at my sport, be a mentor to children locally/ internationally.
A little about myself: In 2009 I retired from my career in commodities at the Chicago CME Group (also known as the Board of Trade) and moved to New Orleans where I became an involved resident in the city’s recovery process. After volunteering in the recovery school districts as a volunteer art club teacher at selected schools, and working full-time in retail, I searched for a broader service opportunity.
When I lived in Chicago I was always a fan of power-walking on pedestrian paths along Lake Michigan and now everywhere in New Orleans. This activity lead to the dedication and passion for running inspired by one of my athletic mentors Joe Myers. What was intended to be a fitness experiment for my fight with the disease of obesity (I once weighed over 300 lbs,), has become a call to helping others through running. One of the gratifications I have encountered is now seeing my friends locally and nationally charitably involved in 10k, and 1⁄2Marathons.
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