Thursday, March 11, 2010

Running In The Rain

This morning while working on emails and creating my to-do list, I'm sitting here in my running gear looking out to the Portland rainy sky. There are lots of things I have no problem doing - but running in the rain is really new for me. I know it could be worse and it's only water... blah blah blah. But, that first step will be a new challenge for me.

It reminds me of those moments in a day where picking up and cold calling a new store can be challenging but after the first call - it becomes fun and usually pays off. I have to keep that in mind when running on these wet mornings. As my races will more than likely involve rain from time to time.

Selling and running go hand in hand. The only time you don't succeed is if you don't try. Most retailers won't pick up a phone and call you for the sale - just as no one will run for you. These are actions you must do for yourself. So today - I step out side my comfort zone and run in the rain. When I get back - I'll shower - dry off - then go knocking on some doors. I'll make this day a day of squashing fears! I am a force to be reckoned with! 4 miles in the rain - not a problem! I can do this!


  1. I have an ad I tore out of Runners World magazine from my marathon is a black and white photo of a woman running in the rain and the tag line says..."This is the day a jogger becomes a runner" That ad really spoke to me. Even though I was a 10+ minute miler, that ad inspired me that I was an athlete and dedicated enough to run in the rain. You are an inspiration, Flamer. I can't wait to read more. Thank you!