Randy Thurman — Runner


Running Randy

On January 2, I weighed a “svelte” 205 pounds. My “executive” physical a few weeks earlier had been lots of fun. My doctor, trying to be humorous (doctors rarely are) told me I was not overweight—however, he informed me I was five inches too short. At five feet nine inches, I needed to lose forty pounds or more.

He “graciously” shared with me that I was in great shape—for a seventy-year-old. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) on February 18, I would turn fifty. He knew this of course, the wise guy.

So it was decision time. Should I continue down the path of “master couch potato”? Or should I do something about my physical fitness? The self-help audio book is telling me, “What goal would you set if you knew it was impossible to fail?” So I set a crazy, audacious goal: to lose forty pounds and run a marathon with the year—at age fift. Crazy? Maybe.

Eleven months later in my journey I completed the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Why Do I Run?

I run for myself and for those who depend on me.
I run for those who can’t and for great causes.
I run for those who can but need encouragement.
I run because someday I won’t be able to, and
On that day, I hope and pray someone will run for me.

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Randy Thurman, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Randy L. Thurman

Randy L. Thurman is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner® and Personal Financial Specialist. He has been in the business of asset management and retirement planning since 1986. As of December 2014, his fee-only firm, Retirement Investment Advisors, has over 700 million under management.Randy holds four degrees including an MBA from Oklahoma State University, taught Fundamentals of Investing at Oklahoma City Community College for eleven years and has conducted numerous money management seminars for adult education at various locations across the Oklahoma City metro.

As a result of his many years of dedication and commitment to excellence, Randy is frequently lauded as one of the nation’s most trusted investment advisors. He has been included six times on Worth magazine’s annual list of Top Financial Advisers in the country, four times on Medical Economics’ list of Best Financial Advisers, and three times on the Best of the U.S. list of Best Financial Advisors in the country. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs award for Outstanding CPA in Financial Planning.…