Bare with me if this post makes little sense. I’m writing on about four hours of broken sleep. Liam threw up in bed in the middle of the night so there was consoling and laundry happening during the wee hours of the morning. *yawn*
At least it wasn’t yesterday that I was at home with a sick kiddo, or I would have missed a great opportunity to listen to John Stanton give a keynote address at the Festival of Trees Business Luncheon. I was thrilled when I was given the chance to go for work. John was a fantastic speaker and told the story of how the Running Room came to be. It was an inspiring story both on the personal side and business side. John went from being an overweight smoker to a marathon runner and used that to start his business out of an old house and growing it into a successful business with 137 stores throughout Canada and the US. Suddenly I was inspired to work hard on my running goals and am even more excited to return to the Calgary Marathon in May in search of a new PR.
Everyone in attendance received a copy of one of John’s books, Running: The Complete Guide to Building Your Training Program. There is so much great information in this book for runners of all levels. I’m really excited to dig into it and learn how to improve my running. Even more exciting, John was doing autographs after the event so I made sure I jumped into line to get my book signed. We had a quick chat about my training and goals and I left feeling very inspired. I wanted to grab a photo with him as well, but I managed to grab a couple extra books to get signed and didn’t want to hold up the line any longer.
Have you read any of John’s books before? If not, here’s your chance. I snagged an extra copied, got it signed and am giving it away to one lucky reader! Just follow the prompts below and I’ll announce the winner on Monday!
Lower Fix & some handstand practice
Off – was at a work event all night
I was suppose to either run or go to yoga at lunch, but since I’m not at work today, I’ll be throwing in Dirty 30 Fix once Liam sleeps.
How was your week of workouts?