Calling All Sacramento Runners!
I work in an environment that is often divided between east and west. At times, the east fights amongst itself. The west often does the same.
But there are moments…glimpses in time…when the politics of persuasion are pushed aside for a greater good.
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I haven’t raced since last summer. When I first saw the SacTown10 flyer cross my desk, I immediately considered signing up for the ten miler as an individual. My IT band injury is healed, and I am antsy to feel those race day nerves.
But then I started thinking about what else I could do….
And I convinced two colleagues to join me for the three-person 10 mile relay (instead of running solo).
…I asked my boss to sponsor our team (and he said yes).
…I asked the colleague of my boss to pay for matching t-shirts for our team of three (and he said yes).
Thing is, I didn’t stop there. My competitive nature took over and I started talking to other offices. I encouraged other offices to form teams. I challenged them, in fact, via our inter-office classified ads (which lands in the inboxes of hundreds in downtown Sacramento).
Until the race registration cut off day (March 26th), I will continue to talk about the office team I have put together. I will continue to talk about our matching t-shirts and how cool it would be to have teams from the east and the west form and race.
Think about the possibilities?!
I think I probably need to calm down…But I’m terribly excited. I even have the non-runners in my office coming out that Sunday morning to watch us race. Talk about a healthy dose of team-building.
So my question to you this morning, is: How far would you go? It’s easy to talk running with the running community on Twitter or Facebook or Daily Mile. But do you stop there? How far are you willing to extend outside your individual boundary and happily encourage others in your life to live a life healthier than they are?