Runner: Scott R

Years Running: 13

Age: 36

Upcoming Races

Psycho Wyco 50k
Dizzy GOAT 12 hr
Nebraska Marathon

Current Goals

To complete all of the races I signed up for. To remain healthy and continue my love for running.

Long Term Goals

To be able race consistently and keep my passion for running by trying new adventures!

Running Accomplishments

I had back surgery a couple years ago and complications kept me away from doing anything active for about 1.5 years. It wasn’t until I rid myself of the medication I was on, that I was able to have a good mindset. 1 week after dropping the meds, I ran for a half mile. It was the sloppiest “run” but most satisfying. I have run marathons before, but that one “run” allowed me to believe in myself and made me realize the power of mindset.

Favorite Part About Being a Runner

I love the emptiness when running before anyone is awake and only paying attention to what my headlamp shows me. I like to not overthink things, so if I can only see 10 ft in front of me, that’s what I have to tackle.

Best Races

I ran a half marathon in TN in about 1:35. I just finished my first full marathon a couple weeks prior and felt so strong for that half.

Running Words of Wisdom

Don’t overthink things. All you have to accomplish is what is happening in front of you.