Customer Spotlight: Michael O’ Grady

What is your full name?

J. Michael O’Grady

Where is your hometown?

Frederick, Maryland

What is your occupation?

Selling barcode systems – hardware & software

What do you like to do in your spare time?

  • Run
  • Photography
  • Golf

When did you begin to run?

Started running after college, mainly 5 and 10Ks.

When did you complete your first long distance event?

My first ultra was the 2003 JFK 50 Miler . (The same year I turned fifty.)

What other friends or family have you inspired to run?

Not enough.

What is your favorite training run route?

I really don’t have one favorite training route as there are too many good trail runs in Gambrill to choose from. Perhaps my favorite run isn’t a “route” but an early morning trail run, in the fog with the Mountain Laurel in bloom.

How has running enhanced your life?

  • Meeting a great group of people to train with.
  • Stress relief
  • And finally, I was about 210 – 220 pounds for my first JFK now I stay between 165 – 175 lbs.

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