Friday, 17 May 2013

Running Rockstar - Harold

I regularly scower the internet, read my favourite blogs, Pin quotes and motivating images, read books, articles, and magazines all to keep me focused and inspired. It is hard to wake up early in the AM to squeeze in a workout. And sometimes it feels like there are simply not enough hours in the day to get it all done.

So Friday is a day to celebrate our accomplishments. These are my Running Rockstars. They are from all walks of life and are all at different stages in their running experience. But the one thing that they all have in common is that despite it all they are getting it done! They are Rockin' that Run! And that deserves to be celebrated!

One of the these AMAZING folks will be featured here each week. Answering some of my favourite Run related question.

This week's Rockstar is Harold from

1. What is your next race? 
I will be doing several local races, but I have 3 focus races this year:

4/27 - Joseph's 5K
6/23 - Rail Trail Half Marathon
10/27 - Marine Corps Marathon

2. Never-forget race moment? 

Finishing the 1983 Marine Corps Marathon after hurting my knee at mile 20.

3. Running Must-Have? 
Altra Running Shoes

4. Favourite Pre-Race Fuel? 
An oddball one, but one that I find works for me - Yellow Peeps

5. Share your running mantra? Or racing ritual?
Chakka Kor Chakka Kahn - you have to read Dennis McKiernan to understand.

Before races, I prefer to just be left alone and not talk to anyone. I am not real good company before a race - a little bit of a grump. After the race is when I like to socialize and have fun.
Way to Rock it Harold!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,


  1. Big Harold fan here! I had the pleasure of meeting him at the RW half weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad you featured him!

  2. I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and I nominated you for a Bouquet of Three Award! (

  3. Harold's the man! Haven't met him yet but know he's a rockstar for sure!

  4. I'm a fan of Harold's - hope to meet him at some point! Great feature!

  5. LOVE the sharing!! Love the feature of older athletes too! :)

  6. Thanks for featuring Harold! :)

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