Is there anything better than inspiring someone to start running?
Anything? I mean, besides being a Runner??
I sometimes feel like I am in a cult and I want to recruit everyone… everyone! EVERYONE. Nothing will stop me! I’ve gotten a so many people to start running (and to enjoy it!), you’d think I was on a commission. Wait…. wait, I should!! Hello USATF!!
And I bring this up because I got an email last week… but let me go back a little..
I am a translator and work for a translation company. Once a year, the American Translators Association meets up and there I was, in my company’s booth, representing. I got to meet a lot of people I work with in a regular basis, and a lot of new people. A bunch of those were translators from Argentina, who’d come over to chat and see how they would get around to working for us. But it was two days before the NYC marathon and I was in high heels, so the fact that I was doing a marathon in two days came out enough.
So I got an email last week, from one of the translators I met that day, saying how she started running after she met me and she wanted to let me know she was doing her first marathon this past weekend… And how running had changed her life… you know the drill… I am sure you all get those.
I had never met her before. And this was in just five minutes! We can change someone’s life in FIVE minutes!!! I say we take over the world, one little poor non-runner at a time…!
“Every devout runner has an awakening. We know the place, the time, and the reason we accepted running into our life. After half a lifetime, I’d been reborn. Most runners are able to keep a rational perspective on the devotion, and practice responsibly. I couldn’t, and became a fanatic.” “Ultramarathon man”- Dean Karnazes
What was your awakening?