BETTER KNOW A STABLEMATE—KRAIG L PACKER
Kraig L Packer has got a lot of heart.
What is your name?
Kraig L Packer.
What is your favourite colour?
Blue or green, but not hazel.
What is your favourite word?
Who is your favourite musician?
Beethoven, of course.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I love people.
What talent would you like to have?
To fly without wings!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Somehow talking my wife into marrying me. 🥰
Who are your heroes in history?
Abraham Lincoln; my father, Lynn B Packer; and, of course, Jesus of Nazareth.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Members of the armed forces who put their lives and liberties at risk regularly for our freedom, for freedom is not free. Nelson Mandela, for well-known reasons. And, of course, John Starrett, for his humanitarian work in running, and particularly in Kenya.
What is your idea of happiness?
Happiness or contentment is a state of mind or mindfulness that exists in this moment. Perhaps, I could modify a phrase from one of my favourite all-time films, Forrest Gump—happiness is as happiness does. If running makes you happy, then run. It does for me.
Where would you most like to live?
I love to live wherever I’m at and wherever my family is. Belize wouldn’t be a bad destination for a second home. 😉
What profession would you like to attempt?
Professional runner, for sure. This makes me smile and happy just to think about. 😊
What is your greatest extravagance?
The time and energy I spend running, which is also an investment, not just an extravagance.
What is your most treasured possession?
A turquoise ring that my father gave me, and a key Kate gave me to her heart.
Why did you start running?
I guess you could say I had a midlife crisis but couldn’t afford a Harley!
What does running mean to you now?
The fountain of youth, a portable sanctuary of solace, and a medium of friendship.
What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?
The camaraderie of the lasses and blokes across the world led by a visionary.
What is your motto?
Do good where good can be done, make or foster good where it cannot.