Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Whatever we desire to do must first be started

1984 Olympic Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson, once said that when she first started running she was so embarrassed that when cars passed her, she'd slow to a walk and pretend she was looking at flowers. If Joan had given in to her insecurities she would never have realized her potential as a runner, but worse still, she would have missed the opportunity to experience what has since become a significant and meaningful part of her life.

So what does Joan Benoit Samuelson have to do with anything? Nothing and everything. Nothing if you have no interest in running, but everything if you're one of our new readers looking for a little motivational push to put your running shoes on and step out your front door.

One of our goals as running mentors is to help those of you who want to run, to overcome any reservations you might have and get you started. As the title of this post suggests, the challenge in trying something new doesn't necessarily lie in the event itself, but simply in the act of starting. So we encourage you to put your running shoes on and let us help you take those first few steps....... 

1 comment:

  1. I never knew that about Joan. How amazing! Thanks for sharing that with us all.