Coach Moishie Gamss

I was always an active kid and teen. I loved watching and playing sports, but my fitness routine reached a new level when I began incorporating endurance running into my regimen. I started by signing up for a team-based half marathon which at the time I believed I would run –> check off my bucket list –> resume my non-running life. Now, nine years later, I have run over 50 races ranging from casual 2.5 mile local runs to a 50 kilometer (31.07 miles) ultra-marathon. I have also pushed wheelchair participants in multiple 5k and half marathon races. My competitive nature has kept me not only active in the running community, but also constantly striving to improve my performance.

Through my  frequent interaction with other runners, I’ve learned that running can range from an active hobby to a lifestyle.  However, most agree that running provides layered benefits to everyday life. For me, aside from the obvious health benefits and increased energy, running has helped me develop resilience in all facets of life. Having faced the challenges of different races – 5k races are short but INTENSE, and marathons are not quite as intense but require both mental and physical stamina – I have been able to rough my way through the quick, concentrated challenges that life throws at me, and to be patient with the long drawn-out tests by not sweating the small stuff.

Running is a personal experience for everyone, and unless you get involved, you won’t know what your experience will be. Join Team Courage and let’s experience it together.

Race for Courage Coach Moishie Gamss
Race for Courage Coach Moishie Gamss

I was always an active kid and teen. I loved watching and playing sports, but my fitness routine reached a new level when I began incorporating endurance running into my regimen. I started by signing up for a team-based half marathon which at the time I believed I would run –> check off my bucket list –> resume my non-running life. Now, eight years later, I have run 49 races ranging from casual 2.5 mile local runs to a 50 kilometer (31.07 miles) ultra-marathon. I have also pushed wheelchair participants in multiple 5k and half marathon races. My competitive nature has kept me not only active in the running community, but also constantly striving to improve my performance.

Through my  frequent interaction with other runners, I’ve learned that running can range from an active hobby to a lifestyle.  However, most agree that running provides layered benefits to everyday life. For me, aside from the obvious health benefits and increased energy, running has helped me develop resilience in all facets of life. Having faced the challenges of different races – 5k races are short but INTENSE, and marathons are not quite as intense but require both mental and physical stamina – I have been able to rough my way through the quick, concentrated challenges that life throws at me, and to be patient with the long drawn-out tests by not sweating the small stuff.

Running is a personal experience for everyone, and unless you get involved, you won’t know what your experience will be. Join Team Courage and let’s experience it together.

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