Police officer by day, trail runner by night – Dion Watson knows how to throw down the gauntlet when it comes to TROT races. Representing Galveston, TX, Dion often runs on the beach when he isn’t enforcing the law and keeping the streets safe for all of us. We can always out Dion in a crowd – he’s usually the runner with the largest grin on his face! Make sure you give Dion a BIG HUG the next time you see him on the trails!
10 Questions with Dion:
What’s the most useless talent you have?
I can put my pinky toe on the toe next to it, and it stays put. Lol
What is the dumbest way you have been injured?
Riding Moto Cross a few years back, I landed a jump the wrong way and broke my left ankle in 3 places, damaged tendons, etc. in both ankles/feet, split my chin open, and nearly bit the tip of my tongue off. Needless to say, that was the end of me moto crossing. Especially when I learned there is NO “Light Duty” at Galveston PD. Lol My right ankle still gives me grief since then.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
Well I read in the news just today that Fishermen in Japan killed 120 “pregnant” whales for “Research Hunting”!!! WTF is Research Hunting???!!!! Sorry, it just makes me sad when they try and smooth over the useless slaughter of such beautiful animals.
What is the most distant place you’ve visited?
I went to the Dominican Republic once - even dove a shipwreck there. Such a beautiful place and the citizens are awesome!!!
Favorite running shoes
Altra all the way Baby!! But, my favorite pair are my TIMPS.
Favorite time of day to run
I run when I can with such a busy schedule, but evening runs on the beach I’d say are my favorite. It’s peaceful.
Favorite song on your playlist
I LOVE starting my run with “Lucky Man” by the Verve, but the group Of Monsters and Men have some really great songs as well….UGH… decisions, decisions! LOL
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
My Children….I can’t be more proud of all of them. But if we’re referring to running, it would have to be finally having the “stones” to tackle the Franklins in November.
Favorite ice cream flavor
Cookie Monster at Hey Mikey’s here in Galveston.
What trait do you like most about yourself?
I do my best to be kind to everyone I meet. You’d be surprised what a smile or a kind word can do to someone who is having a bad day. No one can EVER have too many hugs, and I’m a “hugger”!!! ….My wife always tells everyone I’m the “Coolest Cop on the Island”, LOL. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but rarely do I write a ticket… Cheers my Friends!