So why blog?

One afternoon while standing at the kids’ school for pick up, another mom (and friend of mine) came up to me and said, “You know – I really didn’t want to go running today – but I saw you run past my house and I thought if you were out there – I can get out there too. So I did.”

Now this particular friend is an incredible runner…many more miles under her feet. So to think I served as a prompt to her makes me laugh. But the littlest actions we do often reverberate in ways we never anticipate.

As I’ve been running for the last few months, I often post my runs on Facebook via my Nike+ app or the Couch to 5K app. That’s prompted a bunch of questions and comments from friends and family far and wide. And I have been astonished recently as to the number of friends who are telling me that I’ve inspired them to run and they are now starting to run …or at least thinking about running.

On a related note, I had a chance to share more about the intersection of running, faith, and inspiration a few months back. I’ve posted it here for those who may be interested.

Now I’m no Jared from Subway where I will have some amazing results and a spokesperson job to boot. Nor am I any expert at all in this. I’m just finding my way forward in this pursuit of running and hoping to inspire and bring a few friends along for the ride. So why not blog about my experiences in an attempt to keep myself motivated as well help light a fire under  some friends? I can be a little less pithy than on Facebook (and I love to write), and I can keep track of all my progress. Hope it’s as much fun as I intend it to be.