Was a promising runner with mild PR in the 14 minutes for 5k and 30 low something for 10k. Perhaps had a lot more potential, at least it appeared that way at that point. Went to jail for 5 years. I was well into 6 figures and blew a lot of it carelessly. Unfortunately, I really didn't care anymore at that point. When I managed to return I had a good job but thought about quitting. Decided to quit and take my pension and risk everything I had left, even my life. Ran it up to over a million in the streets of NOLA and then in Vegas. But that life wasn't for me. I returned to school and earned a useful degree and got a nice career. Came back to running and PR'ed in 10k, and got within 10 seconds of 5k PR. Also ran a sub 2:20 marathon. Now I try to help others and make a difference in their lives. I think I was destined for this. I used to be a good person who just didn't really fit in. Now I'm a great person who also fits in. But my story could have been disastrous. I thank all who showed me support and direction, instilling confidence and happiness to get where I'm supposed to be. Never give up.