Through running I have made countless friendships, through run meet ups or running teams. It was incredible meeting so many inspiring, amazing and incredible athletes. Whenever I tried explaining this feeling of the community to "non-running" friends (which there aren't many of these days). They just don't get it.
So what do I do? I recruit those friends to become "running friends" as well!
One of my really close friends Andrew always told me, "one day I will run a 5K with you".
Literally 25 minutes from the start of our conversation my friend Andrew was signed up for his VERY FIRST RACE! Yonge St. 10k quickly became the race I was most excited for this year. Having the chance to share the race experience with a close friend made it that much more special.
Andrew is one of the nicest and most inspiring people I know and I am very grateful to call him my friend. When he sets out to do something his determination and drive will get him there, there is no doubt in my mind that he will succeed.
|10:15pm and by 10:34pm Andrew was |
registered for his first race!
I told him, "this is your first race but certainly not going to be your last" I am almost certain he will be running marathons in no time!