Paul Stroessner Has Found a Joy in Running and Giving Back

On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m chatting with Paul Stroessner.

Paul Stroessner aka The Rhode Runner

Paul Stroessner aka The Rhode Runner

Paul and I have a similar goal, to travel around the United States and run races in each state. Paul’s goal is definitely more noble than mine, however, in that he is looking to run each of his races to benefit a different charity.

Back in his younger days, Paul ran in school and was the captain of his cross country team in high school. But after that, life got hectic and eventually he hadn’t run in 20+ years before getting back to the sport a few years ago.

Thanks to Jabra for Sponsoring This Episode

Thanks to Jabra for Sponsoring This Episode

And since coming back to the sport, he’s fallen back in love with running and the different vibe surrounded races now that they aren’t the competitive events that he remembers from his high school days.

Here are just a few of the highlights from my chat with Paul Stroessner:

  • Combining a renewed passion for running with a joy of traveling
  • Getting into his first obstacle course race, and the less than ideal outcome
  • Recovering from injury and taking on a big goal
  • Figuring out the travel logistics when it comes to visiting/racing in each state
  • The possibility of eventually racing longer than 5k
  • His love of everything 80s (

Keep track of where Paul is racing and the charities that he is supporting by visiting And make sure to connect with him on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook.

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