Runner: Scott R
Years Running: 13
Psycho Wyco 50k
Dizzy GOAT 12 hr
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!
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.
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.