What Would Dan Patrick Do?
Being a life long sports fan and participant, I have taken in heavy dose of sports radio over the years. Recently I have become a follower of The Dan Patrick Show on a semi-daily basis. One of Mr. Patrick’s favorite phrases is “Digital Beer Muscles” when referring to how brave people become when stationed on a laptop and not engaged in face to face discussion.
What is refreshing about the running community is that for the most part runners, though competitive by nature, are not combative when it comes to blogging and commenting on blogs. Motivation is not war. The world has enough conflict.
Running and sharing ideas is all about harmony and building a better world, one individual at a time. I have taken chances at reaching a more broad audience because runners are runners, but it is those who have not begun to run are the ones I want to reach the most.
What I hear quite frequently when I say I ran 4 or 8 or 12 miles in a day is “I can’t run that far.” Well most people can’t go out and run farther than a mile the first time out. Some can’t run more than a few yards the first time. But if the contestants on the NBC show “The Biggest Loser” can run a full Marathon after a few months of training, then most people can run if they put their mind to it.
If today you run 100 yards then tomorrow run 110 and the next day 120. It may seem like you will never get up to substantial mileage, but it will come. Be patience and don’t let a little pain get in the way of building a foundation. Tomorrow you can begin to build the house. If you have been sitting on the couch for 10 years, starting slow is a good idea.
Just starting is a good idea. Staying with it is even better.