Spreading hope for veterans
Posted on October 07 2017
“I will be running across Iowa, traveling roughly 30-40 miles a day, all while wearing a military-issued nuclear, biological, chemical mask. Last year, I ran 12 marathons in 12 months with my mask on, but I have always wanted to run across a state. The real challenge is that you have to be very deliberate and focused with your breathing because if you get short of breath it is very hard to catch up. The other difficulty is the tunnel vision and the closed in feeling that you get while wearing it. I am doing this to spread the word that there is hope for veterans and that there are guys out there that want to help. Veteran suicide and PTSD is something that is very personal for me. I was an infantry team leader in the 101st Airborne Division and then in the Army Reserves. Every time I hear about someone struggling or someone who has taken their own life, it hits me on a personal level because as a leader, I take the responsibility for the well-being of soldiers. Hopefully doing what I can do will push others to do what they can do too.” – HOKA fan Joshua Jorgensen
Joshua’s favorite shoe is the Clifton.