Yesterday I wore an old race shirt because I read about an idea on Facebook. The idea was simple. It asked runners everywhere to show their support for the Boston Marathon by wearing an old race shirt. The one I chose to wear was my first Nike Women’s Half Marathon shirt from 2005. I wear my race shirts all the time; however, yesterday it was somehow different.
I felt more apart of the running community despite the fact that I haven’t run one inch since becoming pregnant. I felt part of a community of runners who train relentlessly to complete their next challenge. I’ve always been a runner, ever since my first pair of chetah running shoes as a little girl. I liked chetah because I believed they made me run fast. It is no surprise that I became a sprinter in high school and college.
I later trained for my first marathon in 2005 because it was a bucket list idea. An idea that has been put into action every year since. To date I have run four full marathons, seven half marathons, and countless 10k’s and 5k’s — all because of an idea.
How many ideas do we have in a day? I can barely begin to count. How many ideas do we put into action? Those I can count. The moment you act on an idea, it becomes apart of you. For your health, it could be as simple as participating in a community walk or cutting out soda.