INSPIRING OUTDOOR CONNECTIONS

MEET: ROLLAND JAY SLADE (GET PROFILED)

, 2018, March 22 /

ABOVE IMAGE CREDITED: TIM TADDER, ALL OTHER IMAGES CREDITED: VON WARE

MEET: ROLLAND JAY SLADE

STATS //

Q:

Age / Location / Passion

A:

32 / San Diego, CA / Sports, Fitness + Helping Others

Q:

Also stoked about?

A:

Cars, Legos, The Marvel, DC Comic Universe, StarWars, Brainteasers, Puzzles + Drumming

Q:

Favorite place to get outside?

A:

Watching a good movie at the Lot because they have awesome Lazyboy recliners. Or A mimosa + good brunch. The Hanger steak hash and eggs at The Mission is amazing.

Q:

Go to Gear?

A:

JLab Audio earbuds, ATP Extreme supplements, Nike Superfly Elite track spikes

 

GET PROFILED Q + A //

Q:

Tell us about what you do?

A:

As a guide runner, you have to understand your role. Going into it, you have to realize that you’re second fiddle. The car passenger. Robin to Batman. Vice president. The co-pilot. It’s a really selfless role. Track and field is such an individual/selfish sport, but I absolutely love it. Of course, I have dreams and goals for myself but in guide running, I believe I’ve found my purpose and calling and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Q:

Why?

A:

It’s not every day you get the chance to help someone, in this sport, realize and achieve their dream. Being the eyes and getting to be a part of that is something special.

 

Q:

Who or what inspires you?

A:

My parents, Kobe Bryant, and anyone that’s ever been told they can’t or couldn’t do something and succeeded anyway.

Q:

What’s one thing that everyone should know?

A:

Life: It’s not all about you. We’ve all been given gifts and abilities to benefit and enrich the lives of each other so live generously.

Q:

Last meal on Earth?

A:

A medium rare burger with avocado, garlic truffle fries + a Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Stout.

Q:

Words you live by?

A:

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“Laugh a lot! It’s fun!”
“Chill dude, it’s not that serious.”
“I hated every minute training, but I said ‘Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. – Muhammad Ali”

Thanks for sharing your story with us. Keep exploring + inspiring. 

 

xx,

Stranded on Land

 

A’s + Images provided compliments of Rolland Jay Slade. Edited by Eunique Deeann.

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About eunique deeann

Creative Director, Editor in Chief + Founder of Stranded on Land. Writer, photographer, creative producer, yogi + serial roadtripper. Comfort zone pusher on a mission to explore to create, storytell to inspire. Home base: Leucadia, CA.
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