Dan R

  • How did you become part of MYB?
    My wife, Noelle heard about MYB on WWOZ. Robin was doing an interview and mentioned the group. We moved from DC last year and were looking for a fun way to meet new people and stay healthy. She started going in the Spring and kept telling me how much fun it was. I joined in after Jazz Fest and I have to agree, its a really good group. 
  • Why did you start running?
    I love to eat, so you have to do something!  I started running about 5 years ago. I was already doing some cycling for fitness with a few charity rides thrown in. In DC the winters were not kind to cyclists so I started running with Noelle, just to stay in shape. I had been to some of her early races and it seemed like fun. So my first goal was a local 5 mile Turkey Trot, I was hooked.  We've been doing at least a race a month together since then.
  • What's your favorite post race/cheat meal?
    That's tough, but I would say a big cheeseburger and fries. And of course a cold beer to wash it down.
  • If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
    Flying. I dream about it even as an adult. And I would never sit in traffic! 
  • If you could run with a celebrity who would you choose?
    Maybe Jim Gaffigan. I know he doesn't run and would complain the entire time and tell jokes about going to Wendy's so it would be a riot.

Thomas Nguyen

A Native New Orleanian, Thomas joined the Move Ya Brass Krewe in the second week of its inception and has helped the group with its administrative functions ever since.  Thomas’ drive to exercise stemmed from his own battle with Type-2 Diabetes, which drove him to run more and participate in many races & half marathons throughout the city.