FF: What role has the running community played in your journey?
JT: I’ve only been trail running for a while but the community is so great. We’re a bunch of misfits out there enjoying each other's company, suffering together and enjoying nature. We're all out there suffering for different reasons and seeing each other out the other side.
I'm not a professional elite runner, I'm not fast and I’m not experienced but I feel like the community is always accepting. The trail runners are the friendliest people I've ever met. You wave at each other and sometimes recognize each other on runs. I've never seen such a dedicated group of runners suffering together.
FF: You mention at the end of the video that running is a keystone in your life. What does that mean to you?
JT: Running has helped me understand my place in the universe and in life. Everyone is uncertain in life, you just work and sit at home. And you get all these anxieties and worries. When I’m running, I don't have to think about anything but running.