Joe began running with team Progress House in June. He came with his friend Tom and we immediately started calling them the New Pal guys because they are both from New Palestine. Joe and Tom have both taken on leadership roles on the team and we are grateful for their efforts.
Joe is the team coach for Progress House. He is always available for a smile and good piece of running advice. We recently found out he is a very good cook, when he brought delicious cream cheese bars & blueberry muffins to practice one day!
Running shoe size: 10
Favorite post run food: Ice cream
How many marathons/half marathons have you completed: 3 marathons and probably 30 plus half marathons.
Favorite race you have ever done: Scotibank Toronto Waterfront Marathon because it was my first marathon.
Favorite music: Classic Rock, Country, Jazz
Favorite athlete: I was a catcher when I played little league baseball and Johnny Bench was my idol.
Favorite vacation spot: When I get a chance to take a vacation, where ever I end up is my favorite vacation spot!
Tell readers about your family: I have 4 children- my son John (he goes by JJ) is 22, 20 year old twin daughters Amy and Kay, and Julie who is 17. Amy is a BoMF volunteer.
Bucket list item you plan to cross off soon: My daughter Amy and I are planning on jumping out of an air plane in June together.
Why do you run: I have run since junior high and it is always something I have enjoyed doing. It is a good stress reliever as well.
Tell us about your professional position: I work as a project manager for a multi-family developer/builder.
Why did you choose Team Progress House: The facility location is closer to my home.
What has BoMF meant to you: The program is amazing!
You originally committed to running only one day a week with the team, what made you take on the role of coach and not a lesser position:
I knew after a month or two of running with BoMF I wanted to be more involved. The reason I took the coaching position, well, at the time it was the only position open.
Advise for people who might want to start running with BoMF: Join this program! It will be one of the best things you ever do!
Anything else you want to share with readers: This is an amazing program and I am glad I have the opportunity to be involved with it.