I discovered the art of running when I was about 4 years old. I remember driving home from work with my Grandpa Adam when he wanted to stop off at Lincoln Middle School in Vista, CA and get a some laps in before dinner.
Grandpa was quite the runner back in the day often competing in 10k and half marathon events. He was also into supplements and health foods and taught me the beginnings of taking care of my health from a young age.
I remember this particular day at the track hanging out watching him; I decided I wanted to try running too. It looked like something to test myself at and in some way, fun!
I ran my first quarter mile that day without stopping and Grandpa was surprised. I didn't realize that he thought it was something that a young child was capable of running the track non stop but he seemed proud. It set me on an endurance sports path that I am still on today as a long distance trail runner.
In the running world, there is a well known book called "Born To Run" that has become legendary for trail runners the world over. One of the people featured in that great book is Luis Escobar.
I had the great fortune of sitting down with Luis recently for an episode of his Road Dog Podcast. We talk running and music and it was such an honor to be invited on the show. Here's our full conversation below. I hope you enjoy it!!