Please welcome Tom Francis as he shares some of his running motivations!
1. Favorite shoes:
Newton is my favorite racing shoe.
2. Favorite race/distance/Bucket-list race:
5/3 River Bank Run is a 25k in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spectators form a gauntlet at the six mile turn and line the finishing blocks. It’s pretty cool. My favorite distance is a 10k. You can make up for a bad mile and the distance is not that popular any more. Moab Trail Marathon is currently at the top of my bucket list.
3. Trails, streets, or treadmill:
I prefer trails to roads but in northern Indiana trails are rather tame.
4. Why did you start running?
When I first started running it was all about finding out how fast that I could go relative to other people. After several decades of not running, it became about getting back outside and feeling the the changing seasons.
5. What keeps you motivated?
Motivation comes from my friends from college that run. Surprising I am also driven by FaceBook groups. Before I down my first cup of coffee I find out that I’m losing ground to people I’ve never met. So I find myself adding mileage to catch up. Understanding that I’m lucky to still be running with friends keeps me on the roads.