Running is hard. It's hard in virtually every way imaginable - physically, mentally, logistically, emotionally, financially. I would not be where I am today, nor would I have the means to get where I want to get, were it not for the support of my sponsors. They keep shoes on my feet and clothes on my back. They help keep me healthy. They keep my energized and fed. They provide fundraising opportunities to offset training and racing costs. They motivate and inspire me to set big goals, and then do whatever they can to help me go out and achieve them.