David joined Austin Front Runners in 2018 to make new friends in the community and to become physically active. He was new to running and never thought of himself as an athlete. David was initially very intimidated by long distances and convinced himself early on that he could never run that. However, he has learned two big lessons after joining AFR and the larger community of runners. The first one is that the only person he competes with is himself, and the second one is that success is not measured by one run on any given day, but by the progress made over the course of time.
After some time, hard work, and encouragement from the club, his family and friends he ran his first half marathon ever, 3M Half Marathon, in January 2020! David is looking forward to seeing what progress he’ll make improving his time for the 2021 3M Half Marathon and is planning to complete his first marathon next year. When David is no running, he enjoys eating out, hanging out by the water, and seeing friends.