I started working with John in June 2017 in preparation for my first ever Marathon. My goal was to qualify for Boston, but the only caveats were that I was 6 months status post a bilateral mastectomy and I never seriously ran long distance before. Nevertheless, with Johns constant support, guidance and expertise, he helped me get to a 3:31 finish in only 5 months and I achieved my goal of qualifying for Boston! They year after I bought my Half Marathon time from 1:45:53 to 1:35:12, all while dealing with post operative complications. With John and Henwoods Hounds, I have found a family that supports and cheers me on, which is invaluable and I’m so grateful for.