I love getting random act suggestions. I actually like doing random acts that are suggested more than the ones I come up with on my own because typically they are things that are important to someone. I also love doing things to help support the men and women of the Armed Forces. Recently a reader (Thanks Chelsea P!) suggested a random act that involved a member of the Armed Forces, so I knew it was too good to pass up.
Joseph Lee Ortiz a.k.a. Running Joe is a veteran of the United States Navy. Due to the physical toll of active duty, as well as a car accident, Joe suffered from hip and back pain that "took control of his life." In 2010, Joe decided to make a change and began running, which surprisingly left him with little to no pain. When he saw the benefits that running had on his well-being and health, he decided he would make a habit of it. Since 2010, Joe has 3 Ultra Marathons, 11 Marathons and 8 Half-Marathons. Recently, however, he has decided to take it