Weekend Warrior: John F. Canada ~ Spartan racer & runner

Spartan Racer & Runner, 46, Investigative Assistant for the Federal Government

1

I am a member of the Running Republic. My most recent WW events were the St. Jude Half Marathon, Spartan Stadium Sprint (Arlington, TX), and Spartan Super (Lanier Islands, GA).

2

My first marathon, April 2013 in Nashville, was my most memorable. There was heavy rain, wind, and endless hills. Not to mention, my stress fracture wasn’t fully healed. I remember hearing a runner tell his buddy, “Hey man we’re halfway there.” I looked up and we had just passed the mile 6 marker. They were running the half marathon! At that moment I realized it was going to be a wet, long, and humbling experience.

3

What I love most about running is that it gives you a reason to get out of the house and explore the city, parks, and trails every day. Running gives you a chance to clear your mind of the daily stressors.

4

Every morning when I wake, I think of the many people who are not able to walk, run, or exercise for various reasons. With that in mind, I have a constant spark to stay active.

5

I would love to have a go at the Spartan Beast race this year.

6

I live every day to the fullest and embrace simply being healthy and alive with my loved ones near.

7

My favorite local restaurant is Folk’s Folly. I usually order the petite filet mignon, baked potato, and iced tea.

8

I have an inability to say no to pizza—especially Chicago deep dish. Sadly, apple pies are not safe around me either.

9

My personal motto is Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY PHILIP MURPHY.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: