Grounded Running Chuck Martin – Featured Runner of the Week
Every runner deserves to be featured here! Chuck Martin – Featured Runner of the Week is an amazing spotlight and we are honored to feature him here. All have their unique attributes and stories. The aim of having a Featured Runner of the Week is not to necessarily single out any individuals but we want to feature runners who through their uniqueness may one day inspire you to run or reach for new running highs. Every runner has broken their own barriers, whether it was the first big obstacle to take the first running step or entering a race. Each runner will have their own story and to most these stories to others are very inspiring.
We welcome your feedback and nominations of runners who you feel deserve to be featured here. Our Featured Runner of the Week is selected at random. Every runner deserves to be mentioned and we will do our best to select a wide field of runners to bring their stories for you to enjoy.
This week we feature another amazing local runner that can be found running and racing around town. This week, let’s take a few minutes and get to know Chuck Martin.
Chuck Martin – Featured Runner of the Week
Name: Chuck Martin
Where are you originally from? Berkley, Michigan
What is your favorite distance to race? Why? 10K, It’s a good distance for me , I seem to push myself harder without getting burned out.
What originally got you into running? I quit smoking about 6 years ago and I didn’t want to gain weight and I wanted to improve my health.
What is your main motivation to keep going? Staying healthy for my 3 grandchildren, trying to improve on my time or completing a long race, self accomplishment, stress release.
When you’re not running, what do you do? WORK, hunting, working in the yard and spend time with my wife who supports me in everything that I do.
What is your next race? There are several 5K’s coming up that I will probably participate in.
Describe your perfect run: When my breathing and pace are in time with one another and I have pushed my body to it’s limit. Finishing my run with more energy than I started with.
What piece of advice do you have for someone who is just starting out? Don’t give up, there are times that you will question yourself when it gets hard, stay with it, it gets easier and you will have a strong sense of accomplishment and remember, it does get easier!
What has been the single greatest thing you have gotten back from running? Sense of Accomplishment
Goals for this year? I want to build my stamina, work on my times and to compete in my 2nd full marathon (Marine Corps Marathon)
Thank you for taking the time to tell us your story Chuck, I would agree, the sense of accomplishment that running gives us is a true motivator. You continue to inspire those around you through your support of the local running community and friendship! Keep up the great work and we wish you the best of luck this year! #staygrounded #runbeaufort
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