My guest today is someone that isn’t afraid of setting a big goal and then putting in the work required to be successful.
He has an extensive running resume and yet his goals extend beyond that.
I’m looking forward to a few easy miles with Scott Frasard, the founder of Furever Home Running.
Movement Is The Best Medicine
Scott wasn’t always an athlete.
His introduction to running happened as an adult.
Arthritis in both knees along with IT band issues caused him significant pain in his daily life.
Along with regular physical therapy, Scott also began running to get in shape and lose weight.
Much to his surprise, Scott found that the more he ran the less pain he was in.
Scott took his progression in the sport gradually with his first 5k in 2011 and his first half marathon the following year.
His interest in the triathlon world occurred after he watched a super sprint triathlon.
Rather than approaching the multi-sport world with the same gradual progression as running, he went all in quickly.
Scott signed up for his first triathlon a mere 2 weeks before the event.
With no training and no goggles, he completed his first triathlon under less than ideal conditions and was hooked.
He completed his first 1/2 Ironman in November of 2015 and went on to eventually complete a full Ironman.
In the early days of doing triathlons, Scott used to dislike the swimming portion of triathlons the most.
Now he prefers swimming outdoors and finds that practicing sighting and dealing with currents help to keep him mentally engaged.
Continually challenging himself has taught Scott that he can be his own worst enemy.
Mentally he knows that he can finish races and therefore sometimes neglects training which leads to painful race experiences.
Scott has always been a believer in aiming high and sometimes missing rather than aiming too low.
Furever Home Running
Scott founded Furever Home Running in 2017.
His mission is to, “specialize in virtual events to help raise money for nonprofit animal rescue organizations.”
At the same tim,e participants are able to, “increase their physical fitness and self-image.”
His organization mostly specializes in running events from the 5k up to the marathon, but hope to branch out to other events in 2019.
According to Scott, virtual races are widely misunderstood.
Virtual races are a positive alternative to traditional races for a variety of reasons including:
- Providing access to races when people may otherwise be hesitant to physically go to a race.
- The focus is on the individual.
- Flexibility for when and where to complete the race.
- Cost is low.
Furever Home Running donates $5 from every registrant to an animal rescue.
The non-profits change each year so that multiple rescues across the country can benefit.
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