Welcome to 'A heart for Running'
I’m a passionate runner and running coach. I’ve had to overcome some challenges on my running journey which included suffering a stroke at the age of 48 and subsequent heart surgery to repair an 11mm hole between the two upper chambers of my heart (You can read about it here).
Since that time, my eyes have been opened as to what is really important in this life. Although my world is drastically different now than it was prior to the stroke, physically, i’m in the best shape of my life. The heart surgery has given me the chance to run with a fully functioning heart for the first time in my life. After running over 30 marathons, in the summer of 2022, I broke the three-hour marathon time for the first time.
Through the ups and downs of post-stroke depression, running has been the mainstay of my physical well being. My family and my running friends have been the foundation of my improved mental health. I owe much to the sport and hope to give back to the running community as much as possible.