That’s right today I turn 41 and I am not afraid to admit it. The main reason I am not afraid to own being 41 is that this year has been pretty amazing. I am better physically, spiritually and even maybe a little bit more mature. Over all I feel like I have gained a new perspective on life over the last year and now I am living life trying to find ways to be more of a giver and less of a receiver.
Run Richmond has come on late in the last year, but it has played a major role in motivating me to stay focused and on track. My first thoughts about Run Richmond were in October and half way through December we have had probably 20 different people show up for group runs, thousands of visitors to the website and as of Monday a meeting that has cemented plans for the next step for Run Richmond.
I have mentioned to some of you that one of my goals for Run Richmond is to have a Half Marathon in Richmond. Bright and early Monday morning, instead of getting in a morning run, I sat at a table at IHOP discussing my vision with Bob Baney of 3 Way Racing. Bob understood my vision and we have agreed in principal to the idea of partnering in a race. Clearly I don’t have details just yet, but I can tell you that unless something major falls apart Richmond is going to have a half marathon and Run Richmond is behind it.
I will share details about that as they become available, but for the time being I can tell you that we also discussed another race that is going to be happening soon. March 19th, 2016 will be the Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5K at the Richmond Centre. Officer Ellis’ wife has signed on to be a part of this and it is going to be an amazing event. I offered Run Richmond to staff this event with volunteers. So if you are reading this you have an opportunity to either run a race supporting Katie Ellis and her family or work the race to show your support.
Run Richmond has big things in the works that I am extremely excited about. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going and turn Richmond not only into a race town, but the healthiest city in Kentucky.