On the MRG Show, David and I talk about his early years in Michigan—he was born in Ann Arbor and later lived in Grand Rapids, where he played high school football and other sports—and how he didn’t initially like running at all but eventually fell in love with it in his 20s. We talk about the first marathon he ever ran (the NYC Marathon), the reasons he enjoys life as a runner, highlights of his years as editor-in-chief of Runner’s World, and how he “feels like a new runner,” having worked with a team of Nike experts throughout his training for the Bayshore.
We also of course talk all about this month’s Bayshore Marathon—David asks about the course and where to go in Traverse City post-race for a celebratory burger and I give him a few thoughts and ideas. David also talks about his upcoming plans post-marathon (hint: a career change is in the works…) You’re sure to be inspired listening to David’s story and ambitious plans for BQ’ing in, oh, 11 days. Countdown is on for us Bayshore runners! I found myself feeling even more excited about Bayshore—my fourth Bayshore Marathon—during our awesome conversation, and I think you will, too. Many thanks to David for joining me on the show. Good luck at Bayshore, David—I believe it’s going to be just what you hope it to be, the race of a lifetime!