http://www.facebook.com/tminus110 ) and YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/tminus110 ) two very good friends (Robert Moody and Chuck Brown) were calling me with encouragement. Since this time, I am humbled by the response that I have gotten from family, friends and complete strangers via my Tminus110 pages and the continual encouragement that I receive.
In the snapshot above, are my second family, the Moody's and their children, and my wife, Debra,
Do you want to know how crazy my daily support system is? The other day, I went out to my local green-way for a tempo run with two of my daughters. About 2 miles into our run, we got pelted with severe weather. Not only did these young ladies continue to run their run but they doubled back after they finished, when they could have kept going out to the car, and caught up with me to encourage me through the torrential rain. If you have children like me, invite them, they may actually take you up on the offer and discover for themselves that this stuff is fun. Gabrielle and
Finally, let's talk about complete strangers. How cool is it during a race when complete strangers are cheering you on? People I don't even know are invested in my effort and it feels great! I also wanted to thank the complete strangers who have been joining me on my social media sites. Running has a unique community of people who understands the struggles of another and are completely open to sharing support.
Please tell me about your story. Who are the people that support you most when you pack those essential items into your fanny packs, back packs and jogging belts. Who gets up with you early on race day, hold up signs in the crowd and nurses you through your injuries when it's all over? Who are those friends that are closer than a brother (or sister) and support you when everyone else could care less? Who are the complete strangers you remember the most during a race?