Sunday, February 25, 2018
Otters, need role models who don’t cheat. Leaders who have integrity, regardless of where they finish the race. And so, I continued happily. And I learned a great deal! The race at the Back of the Pack is a much different race than the front. I met amd cheered on some pretty amazing people. People chasing down challenges that the front of thr pack could not understand. Please understand I know the challenges at both ends of the race, now firsthand, and know how hard each works. I also know it is disheartening to finish after the finish line is cleaned up, when the water and race food is competely gone, and there may not be a medal. I also know what means to be chasing that gold medal, or to place in the top five or ten, to PR to beat an age group record. At the BACK, the herd has thinned. You cannot hide in the crowd (good and bad); you are completely exposed. I cheered for other runners, applauded their efforts, said words of praise as well as encouragement. I am glad I struggled yesterday. I relearned compassion. As I coach, it is important. Rodeo Houston! This is a big event here! These horses were waiting for the Parade! Thank you Rodeo Run 2018, for a great run!! I look forward to seeing you next year!