Chief Running Officer
My Perfect Run: A long, tasty, single track trail deep inside the Chattahoochee National Forest with a couple of friends, my ultra-dogs, a big bag of peanuts, and a very cold microbrew waiting at the finish.
Originally From: Elkhart, IN
Best Advice: Sign up early for a goal race. It will save money on registration, make sure the race doesn’t sell out before I’m signed up, and it will keep me motivated and committed to train for the race.
What Keeps Me Going: My wife & kids.
My Perfect Run: Big mountains, rugged terrain, early morning start, go all day.
Originally From: St. Louis, MO
Best Advice: Follow your passion.
What Keeps Me Going: Running is the fuel that stokes the engine (or maybe it's Cool Mint Chocolate Clif Bars?).
Area General Manager Alpharetta
My Perfect Run: Early spring morning running the trails at Sope Creek.
Originally From: Marietta, GA
Best Advice: Live in the present and don’t sweat the small stuff .
What Keeps Me Going: Coffee.
My Perfect Run: A cool Fall morning on the Cochran Shoals/Sope Creek Trails.
Originally From: Melbourne, Florida
Best Advice: For every uphill, there is a downhill.
What Keeps Me Going: Whatever the next day has to offer, whether it be a great run, meal, or drink!
General Manager/Owner Cartersville
My Perfect Run: Any run that involves hilly terrain and good company!
Originally From: Atlanta, GA
Best Advice: Train and enjoy life with patience and freedom by balancing your focused hard days with some days that are totally relaxed and super easy! Exercise in a big group some days and other days all by yourself! Be kind with yourself and your body!
What Keeps Me Going: Being around people that are positive and encouraging!
My Perfect Run: Any run in the woods with the sound and feel of nature around me!
Originally From: Tucker, GA
Best Advice: Live in each moment and Be a light to others!
What Keeps Me Going: A healthy heart, mind, and soul! And of course my family! : )
My Perfect Run: The last one!
Running around the National Parks in Utah was, to say the least, life changing! I had never felt so close to nature as I did there. Never had I experienced such energy, such an overwhelming feeling from any other place.
Originally From: New York, NY
Best Advice: Train as you race. Keep your body straight, it will help your form and your mindset. When the pain starts, and it will, remember, that too will pass! And when all else fails, smile!
What Keeps Me Going: All that lies ahead; the hope for a better day; the run ahead; life’s grand adventure ahead…
My Perfect Run: My perfect ride would be Mountain biking out in the North Georgia Mountains, or the West coast trails. Where the atmosphere is relaxing and allows me to leave all concerns behind.
Originally From: Tampa, FL
Best Advice: It’s better to be safe, than sorry.
What Keeps Me Going: What keeps me going is the understanding of community and family. We are stronger, together!
My Perfect Run: Any run with good company and conversations!
Originally From: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Best Advice: Never take a PR for anything less, because you never know when it turns into a lifetime best!
What Keeps Me Going: Running is my form of therapy. Running gives me time to think and learn about myself!
My Perfect Run: When that Runner's High Kicks In!
Originally From: Clarksville, TN
Best Advice: Your Only Competition Is Yourself
What Keeps Me Going: Maintaining Good Health
My Perfect Run: Early morning on the beach on Hilton Head Island.
Originally From: Marietta, GA
Best Advice: Running is 90% mental and the rest is physical.
What Keeps Me Going: All the medals!
My Perfect Run: Running along the Chattahoochee on a crisp, cool day!
Originally From: Winter Park, Florida
Best Advice: Keep going!
What Keeps Me Going: Family, friends, and looking forward to new adventures.
My Perfect Run: A crisp, fall morning on a trail in the mountains.
Originally From: Cartersville, GA
Best Advice: Keep pushing forward. If you can't run, go for a walk.
What Keeps Me Going: My family, a post-run beer with friends.
My Perfect Run: Along the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge.
Originally From: Woodstock, GA
Best Advice: As long as you are moving forward you are a runner. It does not matter what speed or what it looks like.
What Keeps Me Going: My friends and family.
Store Manager Suwanee
My Perfect Run: Any early morning run that is nice and quiet, where I can gather my thoughts and start my day in a positive way.
Originally From: Montgomery, Alabama
Best Advice: Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
What Keeps Me Going: My Family