“I love the fact that as a coach I can see the start from the first practice to the finish, when they cross the finish line at the 5k, which is the best feeling in the world. A big moment that I had was working with a young boy with autism. So, he had some issues feeling included socially on the team over the course of the season. He also had a lot of trouble with the workouts and had trouble pushing himself and got very emotional about it. At the end of season, during the 5k, I got the opportunity to be his running buddy and when we were crossing the finish line, going down the home stretch, I just look over and I see his face and it was the most priceless thing I ever saw. Seeing his face and seeing people support him and how much it meant to him was probably one of my most fond moments I’ve had with Let Me Run so far because that kid struggled a lot over the course of the season. So, seeing him enjoy that satisfaction of getting it done at the end was priceless for me for sure. These kids definitely realize that once they start setting and meeting their goals with their running that they’re also teaching themselves how to goal set in any setting. In school, with their sports outside of Let Me Run. We have lessons that are catered towards goal setting, right? Because I think that’s a huge thing that you don’t really learn early on, you don’t really think about much. The main reason I do this program and why I love Let Me Run is because it gives me an opportunity to invest in others, especially young kids and that’s something I’ve always wanted to do”
"The main reason I do this program and why I love Let Me Run is because it gives me an opportunity to invest in others, especially young kids."