My #1 Strength is Competition. I enjoy being good at things. I really like being able to benchmark my performance against peers and/or standards. I love being able to outperform everyone else.
Without a doubt, running has stoked my competitive spirit. I ran cross country and track on teams in high school and college. I qualified for and then ran the 2018 Boston Marathon. I finished 31st of 18,355 participants in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. I won the Race 13.1 Durham half marathon outright.
However, when I switched careers in 2019 to become a software engineer, I…