My coach was one heck of a lineman in football, playing in high school and in college. He has taken up running over the past year or so and is hoping to run his first half marathon this fall. With that said many may be wondering how he could be my coach. Like I said I run to live, I want to enjoy it and this coach makes sure that I'm smiling and laughing while racing. I have known Jared Fisher since high school and am just now realizing how special of a guy he is, he understands life and knows that we all need to enjoy it because no one gets out of it alive. On training runs with him I'm laughing and having fun, I know that he will be yelling some ridiculous Seinfeld or Simpsons quote as I hit mile six of the half marathon. That childish humor is what makes him a great person and a great coach.
It is not all fun and games however, he will be motivating me and giving me a tough time while I race. He knows what is possible and wants to see me succeed. The sign of any great coach is respect from ones athletes, I have nothing but respect for Mr. Fisher and I'm honored that he will be with me this weekend when I race in New York.
Also anyone that is running in the New York City half marathon would like to meet up please let me know. I'm always looking to me other great athletes living with diabetes!!