Have you ever believed in something so completely, it was almost all consuming. I don’t mean that in a negative way though, I mean it in a very positive and powerful way.
I wrote about volunteers yesterday. And how important they are to making the difference between a great race and a bad one. I said that I would tell you a bit about my motivation for volunteering.
When I got back into running after my injury, I joined Esther’s running clinic. I think I may have alluded to the fact that she is enthusiastic about running. And she is very motivational. I consider myself lucky enough to be included in her running family.
I volunteered for one evening during the very first Road2Hope. I got to help out at the registration pick up table. What a hoot that was! I got to meet really amazing people. It was so much fun.
The next year, I got to know Esther a little bit more. I caught her enthusisam. I caught her love for, no her passion for running. And somewhere along the line, I figured out something really important. I was getting in on the ground floor of the most amazing thing I could ever do.
I was going to be able to help shape and mould a race from the bottom up. I was being given the opportunity to grow along with a great race. It was like being able to help mould and grow the Around the Bay Road Race when it was started one hundred some odd years ago.
I can’t think of a more incredible thing to do. And to be able to be mentored by Esther along the way! What more could I ask for? Maybe a sub 30 5 km run? Nah.