Step Up for Scholars 2022: Barrett Howell

Blog, Step Up for Scholars | 08/04/2022

Welcome to Step Up for Scholars, the second event in the 2022 Pat’s Run Challenge Series! We’re celebrating all 14 classes of Tillman Scholars over the next 14 days. Each day, we’ll share a story from one of our scholars to inspire you to push a little harder tomorrow in your step challenge. Today, we bring you Barrett Howell, a 2010 Tillman Scholar on how is pushing himself everyday to get back into a healthy lifestyle. Here’s Barrett:

Hello, my name is Barrett Howell, I’m a 2010 Tillman Scholar. Thank you for joining the challenge and showing up every day.

You know, I’ve unfortunately over the last year I’ve had a number of health issues, but I’m trying to get back into fitness. The main thing that keeps me going is trying to do something a little bit better than I did yesterday. And you know sometimes, that’s what it takes, all you can do is do one more thing, one more step, or 100 more steps than you did yesterday. Keep showing up.

Want to join the challenge? It’s not too late! Register by Aug. 14 at and you’ll get a commemorative t-shirt and hat.