When I met Mike two years ago, he just returned from the Boston marathon
. His passion for running and running the Boston marathon was so contagious that I started to dream big: I wanted to run the Boston marathon! Little did I know!! I was an active mom, but far from being a runner, and 26.2miles from being a marathon runner.
I asked for his advice, if he that a regular jogger (40years old with a German instead of a Kenyan passport) run a marathon? Of course he said “yes” and that I should join his running club. The thought of running with strangers was frightening and intimidating
. “hat would I learn from a coach? How not to run into a tree?” I laughed at him. One week later I joined his group and hardly missed any workouts since.
Mike’s coaching exceeded everything I could imagine. he camaraderie and the dedication among his runners
very impressive and inspiring. Mike keeps motivated and accountable. He knows that every runner is different and he adjusts training plans accordingly. fun.
With Mike’s help, strangers became friends and a jogger became a runner
, marathon runner! coach , who believed in me and a group of runners , who support each other I ran the Boston marathon in 2013 and 2014 (besides TC marathon in 2012 and Des Moines in 2013).
raining for a marathon wasn’t easy, at least not for me. It has been a fun journey of joy and dedication but also pain, injuries and setbacks. I am grateful for all of it, the good and the bad. But most of all, I am forever thankful to have shared that with
a coach MB and his team ithout him I . And it is good to have someone on my side to remind me , not to run into a tree!