Missionary Talks 10: Josh Allred

Josh is the oldest son of the missionaries we had on episodes 7 and 8.

This was a fun interview. Josh is a runner too. Though we did not talk any about running in the podcast, we had dinner together later that night and talked quite a bit then.

When I was interviewing him I noticed that he was wearing a T-shirt from his college, but did not pay attention to it. Later at the meal when I was getting another helping of lasagna from the kitchen, I noticed the back of his shirt. It had one of my favorite Steve Prefontaine quotes on it.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

He ran cross country in college his freshman year. His school is kinda small, though they competed against all the big colleges in Florida. They raced against the Gators, Hurricanes and Seminoles. He only ran XC his freshman year because the other 4 runners wanted to play soccer this year and he needed more time to study. That is how small the school is, their only 5 runners made up the whole XC team.

Enjoy the show!

Oh, my other favorite Pre quote is:

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.

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