We were lucky enough to meet Kevin through Team Run 2 Empower and the Vermont 100 a few years ago. His contagious spirit, incredible zest for life, and smile are infectious. He’s a husband and father first and foremost and a champion supporter and fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports . Enjoy getting to know him better and be sure to check out his full story on UltraRunning Magazine
Where do you live currently: Acton, MA
Occupation: Senior Technical Recruiter
Family (spouse, kids, pets): 2 dogs, 2 girls 10 and 12 and my wife Claire. Married for 13 years.
What is your fav running distance? 50 miles
What must-have gear do you have with you at all times? A hand held water bottle filled with tailwind 2 gels, my hokas and UD utility belt (man purse).
How do you stay motivated when you’re not feeling motivated?
I look on Strava and try to compete with people but I also know that if you can just get a few miles in, sometimes it turns into a long run. I really enjoy reading and researching on how others train and try different plans.
Pizza (I’m from the New Haven, CT area)
Weirdest thing you’ve seen on the trail?
Everything from abandoned cars to old railroad parts.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do?
Learn how to fly fish, it seems so cool and relaxing.
Morning person or late night owl?
I’m a night owl for sure.
Favorite TV show?
I really enjoy true crime shows and documentaries based on events and people.
If an actor portrayed you in a blockbuster movie, who would it be and why?
Daniel Day-Lewis, an absolutely phenomenal actor. Although he retired from acting in 2017, I felt that he really put his heart and soul into a role and character portrayal.
What’s the best advice someone has given you?
One of my first managers in business told me, “run till you’re tackled” just bring “it” (the energy and enthusiasm) every day!
Three words that describe your running?
Therapeutic and “checking out”
Best run ever?
2019 Chesterfield Ultra. It’s a no glitz or glam race next to a beautiful stream in Western Massachusetts. It’s an out and back course and I ran it with about a dozen friends, it was so nice to see everyone throughout the day and after the race was over. I needed to do well in order to qualify for the Vermont 100 which I was able to do.
Continue reading Kevin’s full story on Ultrarunning Magazine