Ask 10 people why or how they got into running, and more than likely, you'll get 10 different reasons. That's part of what makes running so fun. People from all different walks of life with one thing in common--Running.
Runners are some of the most motivating and inspriational people I've ever met and I've had the wonderful opportunity to interview just a few of them from all across the country and even the world. Click on the people below and read about their journeys into running. I guarantee you'll be moved.
If you're a runner and have a story to share or know of a runner that you think would make a great RunnerDude Runner of the Week, email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
Certified running and fitness coach Thad McLaurin hosts and writes the popular RunnerDude's Blog as well as being a contributing writer for Active.com. He's also the owner of RunnerDude's Fitness in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has a BA in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, and his credentials include personal trainer certifications from NPTI and ACSM, as well as running coach certifications from RRCA and USA-Track & Field. Thad’s greatest reward is helping others live healthy, active lifestyles. From general fitness to marathon training, Thad can help you reach your fitness and running goals.