The Holabird Family - Dustin
Position: Creative Department
Sports: Tennis, Running, Disc Golf
Weirdest Quirk: I like things to be at right angles.
Favorite Food: Chimichangas.
First Car: 72 Chevy Monte Carlo, 400 small block with posi-trac rear and furry bench seats.
Favorite Post-workout Snack: Protein shake and some fat free Fig-Newtons.
Dustin W.Holabird Sports Family Member Since 2004.
13.7 billion years ago, the elements that have now arranged themselves to create the likes of Dustin were forged in the first stars. Skip forward about 14 billion years and this arrangement of energy and matter has a supportive wife, a gnarly cat, a warm home, a loving family, amazing friends and a great job. Although sometimes a space cadet, I always try to consider how my actions affect others and the world around me. We all have to live here, so why not try to make it the best for everyone?
I run for exercise and for charity. So far I have only completed the Susan G Komen 5K, but I plan on doing more. My wife inspires me to run and go the extra mile. She went from not running at all to finishing a 5K and has recently started completing ½ marathons in under 2 hours. I’m not sure if I can ever force myself to go as far or as hard as she does, but as I am for her, she is always my biggest cheerleader and that keeps me going.
I have played tennis off and on each spring and summer for fun for about 10 years now. Within the past few years I have started to focus more on improving my game with better form and technique. I like to play tennis for fun and because it is great exercise. The triumphant feeling of placing your shots and then hitting a winner down the line past your thunderstruck opponent is like no other. It keeps me going, hungry for more and has gotten me to focus more on improving my game rather than just hitting for fun.
I know it might sound weird, but I like to mow the lawn. What else? I love to cook. I find it to be relaxing and I love to eat. I prefer fall/winter to spring/summer. I’m right-handed. I used to be a total night owl, now I’m more of a morning person. I can touch my nose with my tongue. My favorite sports team is, who else, the Baltimore Ravens! I have an orange tabby cat named Snarf. I’m a big fan of peppermint patties, SPF 100, and photography.
…and if I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing with me… I’d take a boat.