This weekend, 12 Solemates are piling into two vans for 200 miles of running adventure!
Along the way, we'll be spreading
our At My With My Pace message, demonstrating our values both by the joy and comraderie of our runners AND by the hundreds
of Sole to Soul magnets we'll be sharing with the other Ragnar teams.
It is still somewhat amazing to me that -- just
a few short years ago -- I couldn't run a block. Finding peace with my pace enabled me to keep going, and it's the mantra
that has made it possible for so many of us to accomplish our goals.
Now, coming back from injury and facing new
challenges, I find strength in that phrase in a whole new way.
But there's more.
Sole to Soul
Running has its own culture. One in which our speediest runners know how deeply their appreciated, finding joy in their
own results and in the realization that they are loved and appreciated at any speed.
Our culture nurtures the new
runner -- the one who conquers his or her first mile with astonishment. Who does this even when it's HARD to do it.
We are the group that will tell one another to rest, but never give up ourselves. We will encourage one
other to run that extra minute, strive for that PR and relish each second of speed.
But perhaps what really makes
us different is that we are the group who will stay with you on a bad day, pick you up when you fall, worry about you if you're
It would be great if our message-spreading at Ragnar brings us new members. And it would be amazing
and fulfilling if someone reads our message and stops doubting themselves.
Be grateful that you are out there.
That you are doing this. Your pace is perfect.
Perfect for you.