BOSTON (WHDH) - Every time the Red Sox run around the bases this month, one loyal fan is lacing up and running a mile.
When Xander Bogaerts scores a two run homer, regular Red Sox fans cheer, but
Sox die-hard and runner T.K Skenderian tightens his laces, gets in a good stretch, and starts his run.
“You never know what life has in store for you,” he said. “If they scored 22 I’d have to adjust my day and make 22 runs happen next day.”
For the month of June, the marketing manager decided as a fitness goal to blend his two loves — the Red Sox and running.
So whatever the red sox score the night before, that’s the mileage he’ll run the next day.
“Ideally they’re winning low scoring games, but the worst is when they lose a high scoring game,” Skenderian said. “Because not only did they lose the game, I have to go run nine miles tomorrow.
His training plan caught the eye of the Sox, who sent out a tweet early in June.
Traveling for work meant running in a muddy field in Omaha and in the heat of Vegas.
Now more than 100 miles later, Skenderian is still keeping a good pace.
“I don’t know how they feel about being a cruel running coach but every time they hit three run homers it changes my day for the next day,” he said.
Now, he sees Jackie Bradley Jr.’s three-run homers a little differently.
“When you go from cheering for the Red Sox your whole life every game there is this weird feeling now when they hit a two-run homer or grand slam,” he said. “You think, ‘Oh geez that might hurt a little tomorrow’.”
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