Running a marathon has always been one of those things that I had written off as something that I was incapable of doing. I've thrown around excuses like "I'm not in great shape" or "I'm too slow." It was easier to do that then to risk failure. The bottom line is that I was scared I couldn't do it.
On the morning of November 11th, 2016, everything that I have ever believed to be true was turned upside down. That morning, my father-in-law, Glenn Joubert passed away suddenly due to cardiac arrest.
Where do you turn when something like this happens? What is the next step? Since that day, I feel like I have been constantly searching for these answers. The one conclusion I have come to is that there are two options. A sudden loss like this can either gut you and allow you to succumb to all of your fears or it can make you hungrier and inspire you to be the best you possible.
My fiancee, Shayna and I have struggled everyday to find a reason to go prepare for this race. It has taken every ounce of will power to continue to push through and we are proud to say that we just completed our first half marathon. Now we will need your help to complete the remaining 13.1 miles.
I'm committed to raising $2,500 for the American Heart Association and I know that with the support of all of our family and friends we can surpass that goal. Please join us in our endeavor as we #RunForGlenn!