Wow. Wow. Wow. Saucony just owned my life experience.
But let me go back first. MG was tagging along to tonight’s event so we met up at Picco for some ice cream.
We then headed over to the Cyclorama for the running Inspiration and Find Your Strong event.
It was a little crazy getting through the door at first but afterwards the set up was fantastic. The walls had projected inspirational quotes from the #findyourstrong as well as from old running pros.
Sharon Barbano opened and hosted, she was AMAZING and such a great speaker. After a moving memorandum/tribute to Micah ‘Caballo Blanco’ True and a talk with his close friend Luis Escoba it was on to the speakers.
From Mark Herzlich I learned about the power of setting a goal, believing in that goal, and working hard to obtain it. I learned about the power of support from your teammates and tenacity.
Karen Smyers taught me it’s not failing if you keep trying. I also learned that we don’t pop out of the womb running marathons! Huh, what a concept!?
And lastly from the one and only Bill Rodgers I learned about sometimes it’s hard and it’s okay (he even confessed to 8 DNF). He also told some wacky stories (his favorite place to drop out of the marathon is Heartbreak Hill) and talked about how individualized running is, basically what works/worked for him may not work for me/you…he’s a spirited guy.
Oh and those new Kirvana 3′s due out in May? Beautiful.
You did well Saucony.
Tomorrow – Meb Watch Twenty Twelve in full effect!