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Updated: Jan 22, 2022

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?


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