by Nicole Patino, Law Offices of Fred T. Hamlet
It is not uncommon to see individuals running in downtown Greensboro; however, it is rare to see a runner with the dedication of David Meschan, a bankruptcy attorney with the Law Offices of David F. Meschan. Mr. Meschan’s regular routine includes running approximately 15-20 miles per week.
When he isn’t running, Mr. Meschan likes to play tennis with a group of friends, a sport he has always played. While at Davidson College, he played competitively as a junior and was on the varsity team his senior year.
However, it wasn’t until around 1990 that Mr. Meschan began to consider other forms of physical exercise. It was then that he realized that some form of regular aerobic exercise was needed to be healthy and, because of his interests and skills, he decided running was the most logical choice. Ever the lawyer, he became an expert in running and can tutor one on the best running gear, training techniques, and even the best times to run.
Mr. Meschan turned 75 this year. He continues to run competitively. Recently, he ran the 50th Annual Peachtree 10K in Atlanta. He also has won his division in races, including the 2015 Tar Heel 10 Miler in Chapel Hill. Mr. Meschan says that there are running races going on all the time and it is easy to find one if you are interested.
Mr. Meschan uses the results from his competitive runs to monitor his fitness level. He notes that running keeps his weight under control, makes him more effective at work by sustaining his focus and helping him stay better organized, and that his primary care physician tells him that running helps with all his vital signs.
Law may sometimes feel like a marathon, but Mr. Meschan is taking control of this race.
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