Trials, smiles, and all the miles


Trials, smiles, and all the miles

That’s the quote I have written on my training log because running has been nothing but that; lots of trials, yet so many smiles with my teammates while grinding through many miles, rain or shine.

I don’t think I’ve ever really given anyone a good answer to the question:

Why do you run?

There are so many reasons why and it’s hard to explain in a short amount of time. It’s like trying to explain the entire Star Wars series to someone who’s never watched any of the movies. But before I talk about my WHY, I have to give some background about my running experience.


My first encounter with the sport of running started when I was in 7th grade. I joined the Dublin Sells Middle School track and field team with my twin sister, Sakiko. I was good enough to run at invitational…

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