This month we feature Indy BoMF, Team Warman runner Mike Copper. Mike has been running with our team for months, and always sets the example of a good warm up, cool down and pacing during our team runs. He’s also leads by example in that his attendance is a stellar 96% and he’s clocked just over 175 miles. Here’s more about “Outta-Site” Mike.
Running Shoe Size: 13
Home Town/Family: Washington, DC/Father of five children
Fav Athletes: Brian Westbrook, Champ Bailey, Michael Vick
Fav Music: R & B (old school), Blues, Jazz
In what branch did you serve? Army, Army Reserve, National Guard. Fav position was a Drill Instructor
Most memorable BoMF memory? Running 5K in the Monumental Marathon
Why did you come out for the BoMF team? Recruited by HVAF BoMF runners
What difference has BoMF made in your life? I’m healthier and enjoy the group participation and the friendships. I look forward to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Where did you get the name “Outta-Site Mike” From 1967-70 I was a DJ and that was my radio name. At BoMF there were so many Mike’s on the team, OuttaSite was an easy name to remember.
What’s most challenging aspect of your life right now and how are you meeting that challenge? Most challenging is trying to quit smoking. I’m using the patch and also running helps eliminate the sensation and desire to smoke. I’m also having a lot of dental work done right now.
What races have you run in with BoMF? Which one was your fav? The 5K trail run at Eagle Creek was my first, favorite and most challenging. I’ve also run 4 miles in the Ripple Effect Run in Broad Ripple, the 42K Relay, the 5K in the Monumental Marathon Event and 4.5 miles in the Drumstick Dash.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Listen to music; I have a good collection from which to choose. I also like to surf the web.
Outta-Site’s BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals)
These are goals men can’t accomplish on their own, but need the help of a higher power. Thinking “outta the box” they are:
- Quit smoking
- Get back into working security
- Complete school
We give a runner’s salute to Outta-Site Mike for purposefully
leading us in the Serenity Prayer each morning with gusto and spirit, for his
outstanding attendance and his commitment to our BoMF team.