I’m a running fool, it’s true. I ran and ran and ran. I ran so much that I must of been the inspiration for the Forest Gump scene where he just ran and ran and ran…
Welcome to our FlashBack series, a blast from the past from the path of an architect.
You couldn’t keep me from running, starting early and just running like a fool. Loved the outdoor and the power of getting somewhere fast under my own power.
During senior year in High school, while working summers and getting home by 11:30PM I would throw on my running cloths and go out into the dark for a quick 3 mile run, get home at 12, grab a quick shower and into bed for the next day’s effort. I must say this did not make me tired, just hungry, very hungry.
While I ran cross country, my passion was the 400 M in track where I did pretty well. I continued to run in college, first at Cumberland College and then Ohio State University but eventually doing all nighters in architecture school took it’s toll on me. Not that I didn’t try but physically going to practice with no sleep literally left me with no energy for running. I had reached a fork in the road and had to make a decision. Before this point, I was running 3 times a day, 5 miles in the morning, 5 at lunch and 8 in the evening or at practice which highlights my commitment, but priorities were starring me in the face and left me with no real option, so I walked up to the coach and outlined my decision.
Now I run a different kind of race, every day, pushing that mouse and still taking walks and stretching whenever I get a chance. Many of my friends still think of me as a runner and ask how many miles am I putting in… things change, maybe one day I’ll get back out there but even Forest called it quits and he’s Forest.
To learn more about SimpleTwig™ Architecture.llc or SimpleTwig Rendering, visit our website: SimpleTwig.com