Yesterday, we survived the Great Allegheny Passage Trail relay. It took us just shy of 28 and a half hours of round-the-clock relay racing through rain, winds, and total blackout conditions — but we have some sweet medals to show for it! And it was an absolute blast catching up with these world-class educators for a once-in-a-lifetime trail run through some gorgeous scenery. Enjoy the video highlights above!
Exhausted and humbled by this amazing two-day race experience. Thanks to @erusso78 for convincing me to sign up for this crazy adventure. Kudos to @dereklong929 for pulling the whole thing together. And big ups to @brice78 for his monster effort to bring us across the finish line with style.
John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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