Jake Tuber is no stranger to the =PR= Family, he is a frequent visitor, friend, and customer of the =PR= Arlington location. He is not only a friend but his FURst born Russ, is an unofficial employee of =PR= Arlington. We tried to hire Russ full time but he was found sleeping on the job too often and seemed to taste one too many nutritional items! Anyways, back to Russ’s dad, Jake. We should also mention Jake is the father to his daughter Charlotte too! When Jake isn’t hanging out at the shop or out and about keeping up with Charlotte or Russ, you can find him hard at work on his third “baby.” Jake is the founder of Endeavorun. Endeavorun organizes retreats for runners of all levels looking to improve their running. The idea came about from one of Jake’s former coaches and author Matt Fitzgerald. You can learn more about Endeavorun and the upcoming 3-day Summer Retreat in Boulder, Colorado here. Learn more about Jake and how Endeavorun came to life in this month’s customer spotlight. The next time you drop by =PR= Arlington, be on the lookout for Russ!
Q U I C K Q U E S T I O N S
Runner(s) Full Name: Jake Tuber, =PR= Arlington Customer and Founder of Endeavorun.
Age Category: 30-39
Favorite PR Race: Anything down at Hanes Point!
First Race: Chilmark Road Race
Favorite Race Memory: Probably something from college… the last time I was in shape!
How did you get started running? Sophomore year of high school I decided to run track to get in shape for soccer… turns out, I was playing soccer to get in shape for track and didn’t know it!
Favorite Running Event/Distance? The mile.
What is your favorite part about running and or racing? On the rare occasion when my body outperform’s my expectations, that feeling of disbelief as I watch it unfold is pure magic.
Who is your biggest cheerleader/supporter? Definitely my father… he still thinks I’m capable of running fast.
What is your Spirit Animal? Why? A black lab. Enjoys a good sprint but mostly wants to eat, nap, and curl up next to the people I love.
What is your life’s motto? Words to live by? Do not allow anything to come into your life that you cannot walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner (note: this is not actually my motto).
3 Fun Facts About Yourself.
- I’ve never had a cup of coffee.
- I was on a Canadian reality television show.
- I was named to the 40 under 40 List for Leadership.
Top 3 things to have for a race or run: (must-have items)
Your last run/walk was: with a good friend.
Favorite Place to Run: I love the soft, flat surface of the canal path.
Your last race was: was almost two years ago….
What advice would you have for a new runner or walker? Get prehabbing or soon you’ll be rehabbing.
If I wasn’t running or walking It would be . . . 2020 all over again. I was injured and have had a brutal recovery from surgery!
My favorite post-run, walk, or race meal is . . . depends on the distance but I always love fruit snacks.
Tell us a little more . . . I love helping runners help themselves. How can I be helpful to you.