Four and a half years ago, Mitch Ammons made the decision to completely change his life. He used heroin and other hard drugs between the ages of 19 to 26. It was the only way I thought i could deal with myself and my emotions. It completely numbed his pain, it was his escape and he saw no way out. Ammons lost all self respect, self worth, and pushed away friends and family. He hated the person he had become and thought he was hopeless.
Ammons started running 2 years ago. It has taken him somewhere that he never thought he would go. Running has given him the community he always wanted and best friends who love him for who he is. It’s given him personal success, accomplishment, self-discipline, motivation, patience, and persistence. Running allows Ammons to dig deep into his soul and push harder than he ever thought imaginable. Now, he sets goals and works his hardest to achieve them. July 14th 2015 is his sobriety date. He is grateful for the second chance he has been given at life and for his friends and family who have loved him through the toughest of times.
Training tip: “Listen to your body! It’s better to be fresh than over-trained when you line up on race day. “