BETTER KNOW A STABLEMATE—DJ DORFF
DJ Dorff can tell a Goodyear from a Norwegian welt.
What is your name?
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite word?
Who is your favourite musician?
What talent would you like to have?
Play the piano.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Turning my wife into a sports fan. She grew up not caring for sports much, and now, she loves the Utah Jazz, March Madness, and sports in general!
Who are your heroes in history?
Abraham Lincoln (named my first-born Lincoln).
Who are your heroes in real life?
My brother-in-law Tim. He passed away in 2020 due to cancer. My wife and I lived in his and my sister’s basement when we were first married. We worked together at the same company. And our families spent many holidays together. I always wanted to be more like Tim. Running has been a helpful outlet for my grief over the past year. I think about Tim often.
What is your idea of happiness?
Burger + milkshake + hot tub + action movie. But seriously, to me it’s about community. Being around people that you can serve, and in return, people who are there for you when you need them as well.
Where would you most like to live?
Anywhere near the ocean. I love the water and the sun!
What profession would you like to attempt?
Physicist. Teacher. Trainer. Baseball coach. Astronaut.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I own lots of shoes (and not just running shoes).
What is your most treasured possession?
Family aside, perhaps my most treasured “possession” is my dog Maggie. I love her dearly!
Why did you start running?
I played sports constantly growing up. When I graduated high school, running allowed me to continue to stay active. On top of that, it gave me something where I could set goals, work hard, progress, etc.
What does running mean to you now?
Now, in my 30s, it allows me to be healthy, reduce stress, and have “me time.” I’m a CEO and carry that stress with me through most of the week. When I run, I’m just me, and I find it’s a good way to keep myself grounded.
What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?
The humility of the group. Everyone is at different levels, but there seems to be an appreciation for the fact that everyone is on their own individual journey, no matter how fast or far they run. It’s not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than your old self. I love that!
What is your motto?
“Yǒu bàn fǎ” (yo-bahn-fah)—it’s Chinese and essentially means, There is a way / Anything is possible / You can do it.