While defending the public, one of our seasoned Tuscaloosa Track Club Members, uses running as a de-stressor! Eric Snow, a TTC member for more than 8 years, is the Chief Assistant Public Defender for Tuscaloosa County. Eric has worked as a lawyer in Tuscaloosa County for over 20 years.
After two (2) years practicing law, he was blessed with his first son, and realized between the stress of the job and wanting to be there for his son throughout his life, Eric took up running. He started out slow by walking on a treadmill. After a while, he wanted more, so by the time his second son came along, he started to run. He knew he was hooked when he was out running one day and realized he had run way longer than he had ever run before, yet he felt different. Eric remembers having friends that were runners that had always described to him the feeling of relaxation you get from a long run, but he never knew what that meant until that day. After that, he was hooked.
Tuscaloosa Track Club loves to spotlight our members. One of our newest members Roy Meeks is new to TTC, but isn’t new to running. He started running in 1984 once he decided he wasn’t going to continue to play football after high school. So, as a student at the University of Alabama he chose running as a health choice. Roy went against everyone’s suggestion to start small, and made his first race a 50 miler at Oak Mountain Park. He was hooked after that, and looked for races he could travel to. His running resume includes over 300 races (he has the bib numbers to prove it), including 5Ks to Ultras. Roy completed his first Boston Marathon in 1993, which today is one of his favorite race experiences of all time.
Little Things That Can Change Your Life
Welcome Fall!!!! Cooler temps, football and a full race schedule. I know I’m not the only one thankful not to have to run at 4 a.m. to beat the heat, even though we all know in the South, you could have a 70̊ Christmas.
Recently I bought a book entitled “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William H. McRaven. I found it so inspirational, that I bought it for my son, daughter and granddaughter. And since we runners love inspiration, I wanted to share a little with you.
10/27/17 Freaky Friday 8k
11/04/17 Tuscaloosa Run for Veterans
11/11/17 The Moundville 5k Foot Race
11/18/17 Turkey Trot