Why Should You Do This?
I'm writing this while recovering from a big race in our town. Sitting here sore in a few places, I ponder why I've started this whole running-fitness thing. The answer is pretty simple. Beyond the little pain I'm experiencing now, I actually feel great. In reality there is much more to it than that.
As I reflect back on Sunday's event, I'm pretty blown away by what I can do these days. For years I was a cripple from an old motocross racing injury, which caused the kind of pain that controlled my life. After 10 years of being petrified of the brutal ankle-fusing surgery solution, the thought of things getting worse as I got older was the motivating factor to finally saying yes to the surgery. Looking back I couldn't be happier that I did it.
Motivated by my wife who got into running and lost a bunch of weight, I started walking, and ultimately running ... albeit pretty darn slowly. I did some fun 5K's, like the Color Run where they pour colored cornstarch on you. My 5K Sunday was a "real" race for time and even though at this stage of my life speed doesn't matter ... my goal was to not be the last older guy out there. Goal achieved!
In addition to the good things that come from a more active lifestyle, we are building quality relationships in a local running group. It's a great community and one of the things that keep me motivated. Through my own personal experiences, FreePromoTips SuccessFit was born.
I realized that many of the leaders in our industry are very active. It's easy to see that there is a correlation to fitness as it relates to success. The FreePromoTips.com industry resource program I publish is a content driven resource. It seemed right to share material based on fitness and being active.