BENEFITING: Strive: How You Lead Matters
ORGANIZER: Strive: How You Lead Matters
EVENT: 2nd Annual Virtual 5k
Strive: How You Lead Matters wrote -
Between October 23rd and November 1st I will be running a 5k run every day. This will total 10 runs in 10 days.
An impactful lesson I have learned over the past few years is that it is critical to always Start with WHY. The art of sharing Why you are doing what you are doing in order to motivate others to act, is central to being successful in doing so.Therefore with that in mind here is my Why to what has lead me to the start line of this challenge.
As I look back over the course of the past 29 years of my life , it is clear to me that running has defined so many of my experiences, relationships and critical moments . I am by no means a runner , far from it in fact, however it is my sanctuary for reflection , my release from reality and essentially my own little world. It has been a critical part to so many highs and lows in my life. It is associated with some of my best and worst memories , the funniest and scariest , the toughest and easiest. On my runs I often think about people who have changed my life, those who have run next to me in a variety of different ways; both literally and physically. I rarely share with people when I do think of them, or how critical their "running" with me was. However, over the past 9 months I have been blessed enough to work within an organization that values gratitude at its very core. I therefore want to embody that through this challenge. I want to share with every one, the 10 central groups of people who have run alongside me to get me to this starting line.
I will look to embody all of Strive's Values , as I embark on this challenge. The first step of that has been to : Know thyself. To practice what I preach and to reflect on the incredible people who have inspired and mentored me in my life.
The organization that I work for , Strive:How you lead matters , organizes a Virtual 5k every year. This means people can sign up and run, walk, bike , swim etc where ever they are , at what ever time they want during the last week of October , and have their efforts recognized ! I therefore want to run each of my runs "with" my friends who I am appreciating. Every day I will hopefully have had friends who "joined me" by signing up for the Virtual 5K. I will be posting regular blogs leading up to the end of October sharing the stories and memories of the people that have run with me, that I have in the past not been as good at sharing and appreciating. I will be sharing those and encouraging the people (including you) to join me for just one of those runs! At Strive we truly value "finding the best in yourself so you can inspire the best in others" I hope I may embody that and share how that looks for me through this blog.