Let's Talk about Running
Remember that the "let's" in the title is short for "Let US". Not just me - me AND you. If you are a runner - slow or fast, 1 mile or 100 miles - I encourage you to share with others. When I started talking about running it was for one of two reasons - 1. I was truly proud of my accomplishments (usually a new distance) or 2. For accountability (if I told all of Facebook I would run 6 miles today, I didn't want to report back that I only ran 2). Running was the subject, almost consistently, of my Facebook status. Then I started the blog, so I could annoy my Facebook friends less (although I'm not sure I do!).
I yapped and yapped about running, and then something started to change. One at a time a friend decided to actually shoot for their first half-marathon, another friend wanted to do her first 5k, yet another started adding sections of jogging to her walking, then another started a couch-to-5k program, and yet another started to jog as part of her weight-loss journey. I could go on-and-on. Did they catch the bug from me? I don't know. But I think in some small way I played a part in their decision... or at least some of them.
The crazy thing is it is these people that inspire me, not the other way around. Getting started is the hardest part. So, get out there... talk about it... and hopefully we'll see some changes in our communities one person at a time.