Christopher Willis is a husband, toddler-wrangler and dedicated runner who practices law in the remaining hours in the day. Chris graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Psychology before earning his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. His best race distance is probably somewhere between the mile and the 5K, so naturally, he mostly runs marathons. As someone who knows first hand the powerful, positive effects running has on every aspect of one’s life, he was drawn to share that experience with others through Back on My Feet (BoMF), a for-purpose national 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.
BoMF’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members obtaining independence through employment, job training and housing.
Other Discussion Topics:
- The North Pole Marathon
- Jo Jo Baxas has written a book!! Jo Jo and Nick Cicerchi have teamed to write “The Macca Model” now on Amazon ($4.99). We will have Jo Jo back on the show soon to talk about this!
- Runner Sunday event with our own Andy as the race director.
- Andy is on a new podcast … yes he still has more to talk about … The Jam Room podcast is on the air!
- Andy has added another run during the Runner’s World Festival.