This blog started as an idea from a design project in grad school to “Reimagine” how we share the Wounded Warrior experience with American society. I was wounded in Iraq in 2004, suffering a severe internal injury. Now I TICK WHEN I RUN. You will read stories on how endurance sports have helped me CRUSH adversity, conquering my injuries both mentally and physically. Physical fitness, especially endurance sports, changes lives for the better. FIRED UP!
all know service members who were wounded or killed serving our nation. We ran with
Old Glory as a memorial to create awareness and remembrance and
my story was featured on the local news.
This was the first race I ran since transitioning out of the
Army, and in a sense it was a victory lap. I had conquered adversity and
recovered from being wounded, leaving the military on my own terms and not
because of my injuries– that is winning in my book.
I wake up everyday asking myself “How can I make today count?, and then get up
and experience life. It starts with me. Everyday is Alive Day!
Jonathan is an experienced leader and coach with a proven
record of leading and developing others to perform at higher levels and improve
their overall effectiveness. He has a passion for learning and developing
others to improve as leaders. Jonathan brings lessons from over 25 years of
experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units in a wide
range of assignments, to include leading soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and
Korea. He is a decorated veteran and a recipient of the General DouglasMacArthur Leadership Award. Jonathan served as a faculty member at the United
States Military Academy at West Point, NY before transitioning from the Army in
2015. He is a certified Executive Coach and operates his own leadership
coaching business. Check out his website:http://www.quicksmartsleadership.com