I was talking to someone (outside of the group) the other day about the upcoming race and we started talking about goals. I mentioned that I like to have an “A goal” and “B goal” and she said, “well, i don’t have a goal. i’m just doing it for the kids.” She said this as if “doing it for the kids” means that she should “just” skip down the course ; as if “doing it for the kids” was her excuse to take it easy and stick within her comfort zone.
I know i can be a little crazy when it comes to goals but I gave her a perplexed look and said, “you can do it for the kids and still run hard, right?” She looked just as perplexed as me.
For whatever reason, maybe because i’m a running coach, a social worker, and a super goal-oriented person, I just felt like I needed to delve further into what exactly this means to her. Yes, I restrained from doing this and instead just went home and told Keith all about it.
I went on and on and Keith said, “well yea, I’ll be running some of it for the kids too…which is exactly why I’m going to bust my ass. Those kids bust their ass everyday fighting cancer and it’s the least I can do.” Love it!