We All Stand Together.

What is your name?

Merritt Wayne Suenram.

What is your favourite colour?

Lilac. (It’s easy on the eyes.)

What is your favourite word?


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What is your most marked characteristic?

My adaptability.

What talent would you like to have?

I’d like to have the singing voice of an angel. Instead, I sound like a croaking toad.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Marrying my wife (she’s way out of my league … please don’t tell her.)

Who are your heroes in history?

C.S Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Jackie Robinson.

Who are your heroes in real life?

Brian Whitson, my wife, and my dad.

What is your idea of happiness?

I believe happiness comes and goes like the wind, but joy is everlasting. One can have joy even in the most heartbreaking situations in which happiness is absent.

Where would you most like to live?

Somewhere with no wind. Is that too much to ask?

What profession would you like to attempt?

I think I’d make a great counsellor. I just don’t want to go back to school.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Food! I blow so much money on food. Vacations are planned around places where I would like to eat.

What is your most treasured possession?

My Bible.

Why did you start running?

In elementary school, I had to run a specific number of miles in a specific number of days to get my black belt in martial arts. Turned out I was better at running than handing out beatings.

What does running mean to you now?

Running is a love. It destresses me, provides excitement, presents challenges, and opportunities to improve. It is a cheaper outlet for me to channel my competitiveness towards. It means a great deal to me.

What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?

I truly appreciate the encouraging culture that has been established. I think it is beautiful that individuals from across the world support and cheer one another on because of the common bond of running.

What is your motto?

Prioritize the little things. All big things started out little.