MiMSies Moments: Team Higher Ground MPLS

"Always optimistic, kind, full of lifeā€”and very fast!" 

This is how Run Mentor Krista described Team Higher Ground MPLS's Resident Member Brian, who capped off the year by placing first in his age group at the Drumstick Dash. 

                                                    Team Leaders Krista (speaking) and Julia at the 2017 MiMSies

                                                  Team Leaders Krista (speaking) and Julia at the 2017 MiMSies

     "Team Higher Ground is the most amazing group of people I've been around." - Resident Member Brian

   "Team Higher Ground is the most amazing group of people I've been around." - Resident Member Brian

As Brian shared that evening, two weeks into his time at the Higher Ground shelter he told a friend he was looking for a way to use fitness to ease his anxiety and depression. "The very next day after having that conversation and thinking I should start running again, MiMS was there in the front lobby," Brian recalled. "I signed up on the spot." 

The next few months saw Brian log hundreds of miles beside his newfound MiMS mates. "It's the most amazing group of people I've been around," said Brian at the MiMSies. "I used to run when I was young, and I didn't know how I was going to get back to it. Now my mood is better, I've made some great friends, and I wish we could [keep on running through the winter.] I'm really looking forward to the next season in March."

                                             Brian on his way to a first-place finish in his age group at the 2017 Drumstick Dash

                                           Brian on his way to a first-place finish in his age group at the 2017 Drumstick Dash