We’re so excited to introduce to you another 2021 Still I Run Ambassador, Arturo Valdez! You can keep up with his running and mental health journey on Instagram @Turysjourney!
In a few sentences, tell us about yourself
As an active duty Soldier, husband, and father, I look to running and living a healthier life for me and my family.
Why are you passionate about running for mental health?
Previously struggling with PTSD and knowing many others still do, I want to inspire, motivate, and show everyone they are not alone!
Do you have a running mantra?
No matter the speed or distance, you are a runner!
Where is your favorite place to run?
Outdoors with a beautiful scenery.
What are you most proud of (running or non running related)?
Holding a 3.8 GPA as I attain my Doctoral Degree.
Favorite running moment you’d love to re-live?
Running my first marathon along the route of the very first marathon in Greece!
What’s your favorite way to recover after a run?
Shower, feet up, and my dog sitting next to me!
What’s one fun fact most people don’t know about you?
I love to cook!
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Is a hot dog a sandwich?