"When running an event, I can look to either my right or left and see the 75 year old woman in her cute running gear, the blind man being guided along the course or the man running with prosthetics and I think to myself. . .'really Dereine, that's all you got?'. I am again focused..." Dereine Coleman
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Dereine Coleman (last week's Friday Featured Friend) shared her amazing story on why she runs and I also learned that her love for her father has been and still is a strong motivator for her.
If you are looking for motivation, you don't have to go far. It can be standing right next to you, in a book that you are reading or a special soul that has entered your life. You just have to "stop running" for a moment and soak it in and then get back to "building a better you" whether it is through fitness or your next 5K . . .
Running through 5 boroughs, being greeted by thousands of spectators all rooting for you, being in one of the greatest cities in the world, feeling like a local celebrity and having an overwhelming sense of accomplishment is a feeling never to be forgotten. A feeling I've never had from an overwhelming sense of accomplishment is a feeling never to be forgotten.
Thank you, Dereine for sharing your amazing story!
Last, I happened to catch an episode of "Lisa Ling's Our America" last week and it's rare that I get to watch "The Boob Tube" but her story on a 97 year old woman running track definitely caught my attention. Check out the video and GET OUT THERE!