We hope you enjoy and are inspired by our stories, and set out to start your own stories.
Hello, my name is Tom. I was born in Tulsa, OK, and have moved around a lot over the course of my life. I moved to the Louisville area in ’99. I am 40+ years old and the IS manager for a heavy construction equipment Dealer based out of Chicago, IL and moved to Indianapolis in 2009.
The reason I have joined Joe on this journey is in large part due to my father. In February 2007, I lost my father to a blood clot in his lungs only 5 days after having triple heart bypass surgery. My father had a heart attack and spent a little over a week in the hospital. I got to spend that week with my father in Arkansas, and I made a promise to him to get myself into shape, and to do what I can to ensure that I don’t find myself in the same place. I reached my heaviest at 210 lbs, and I hope to get down to around 170.
Running for me is more than just a way to lose weight and get into shape though. It gives me a chance to get outside, and enjoy nature, and to clear my mind. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t easy, but I have truly come to enjoy it in a short period, and actually look forward to getting home, trading the loafers for running shoes and hitting the road.
I hope that our site, and stories, and the stories of others in our forums may inspire you to get off the couch and join us on the road.
My name is Joe. I am originally from Louisville but now reside in New Albany. I have 2 little boys who demand most of my time and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My boys are BMX racers so we spend a lot of time at the track. I also enjoy watching College Basketball (GO CARDS!!), movies, cycling, and of course running!
I started running in late February 2008 in an effort to lose weight and get healthy! I soon developed a passion for running and have finished over 60 races including duathlons. I’ve finished numerous 5K’s & 10K’s, 5 Half Marathons, and a Marathon.
Our goal with RunTheVille is to connect area runners and walkers along with promoting the sport of running