Where are you from, and what brought you to the area? I grew up in Boston and went to grad school at Duke where I met my wife and fellow pub-runner Christianna Williams. After working and living in California and Connecticut we were very happy to move and take a faculty position at UNC.
Why do you run? It started as a social activity, but in my old age it has become a great way to manage stress and keep my blood pressure down (I teach pharmacology at UNC but my hope is to avoid pharmacology at home!). It is also about maintaining mobility - my own personal marathon is to be able to run for another 26.2 years.
Why did you decide to join Carrboro Run Club, how long have you been running with us, and what keeps you coming back? It’s a perfect social activity for people like me who are not naturally social.
Tell us about your best/worst/weirdest running moment: Arriving to register for the Kiawah Island half marathon and watching other runners driving around looking for the closest possible parking spot.
If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be? Be fluent in other languages. It is the best way to appreciate how others experience the world.
If you could eat only one meal or food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza.
What is something you want people to know about you? I can’t eat pizza.
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? To the best of my ability, cared for my students during COVID.