This week’s conversation is with Marquis Bowden, who you may remember from Episode 132 back in the fall of 2020. In this episode, we talk about that transition and what it’s been like for him. We discuss trauma, hardship, reaching out for help, and prioritizing mental health. Marquis told me about trying to take his running to the next level, navigating injuries from both a physical and emotional standpoint, the importance of leaning into his community, especially during tough times, and a lot more.
Marquis Bowden is a 31-year-old runner who first came on my radar several weeks ago when I saw him featured in a film from Tracksmith called Race Day is (still) Sacred. A former college basketball player who says that running found him a few years ago, Marquis has big goals in the sport.