Last Wednesday, our company participated in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. It's a 3.5 mile race for charity. It also really hit me over the head with what great coworkers I have here.
I suggested the idea on a whim...an everyone was so enthusiastic! It was great to have support for something
- Our team has never done before
- I have never done before (I've never run a 3.5 mile race in my life!)
In fact, virtually all of the company was able to make it (and we really missed L who couldn't).
I felt so proud that everyone loved the T-shirts. (They say, "We think faster than we run.") I felt even prouder when we arrived on the field, the fog not dampening our spirits one bit, all proudly showing our company colors.
OK, so I run slower than everyone else in the company. Which actually turned out to be a blessing. As I came around the final bend, and sprinted the final stretch, there was the whole team, whooping and hollering for me. Thanks, guys! It's because of you that I ran my fastest ever: 3.5 miles at a 10-minute mile.
Next year, I hope that I'll be cheering someone else onto the the finish line...