On Saturday, September 10, 2011, I ran Cleveland's Race for the Cure with my friends Britt and Shannon. Neither of them had run a 5K before, so being their first race, I was honored to run with them. I really like to think that I inspire others to run so the better story is to tell you that they both trained for weeks and my running journey is what encouraged them to sign up.
The truth is my peer pressure and a few drinks a week before the race forced them to agree to run with me and there was no turning back once I signed them up the day before the race. Inspiration? Peer pressure? It's all the same.
After the race, we walked over to Rascal House for a post-race beer. It was a good time and I was proud of both Shannon and Britt for finishing.