Friday, April 24, 2009
As some of you might know, I'm a HM instructor at one of the local Running Rooms here in Calgary. Some days, it takes everything I have to haul my butt out of bed on a Sunday to be there for my "students". I get tired, unmotivated and (gasp) lazy like everyone else but, on a good day, there are 20 people waiting on me to be the leader. It's not crucial that I'm there but knowing that I'm waiting on them gives them a sense of accountability. Just like knowing that they're there gives ME that same sense.
Anyway, each clinic member is expected to give an evaluation of the course. Most of the time it's the same old stuff but every now and then there's one that makes me happy to the point of tears. This time around, it's this one:
Looks like I will be in Edmonton next week. I know you wont be running Saturday so wanted to make sure (If I don't see you before the big race) to thank you for all that you have done for me and my running to date. As you know initially Charlene and I started out running together but as she progressed with her marathon training it out leagued me so I thought I would be running alone and undoubtedly that would have been the end of my running. Charlene suggested running with you and I'm glad she did. You and your group kept me motivated and kept it fun and I thank you for that.
Not sure what the future holds for me, I do want to continue to build on my distance. I am enjoying it so I'll keep plugging along.
I hope you realize how much you are changing peoples lives, making them healthier, happier,stronger both physically and mentally. Keep up the great work and thanks again.
I'm going to see if I can give some feedback for you. Not sure if I can since I am not an official member but will try and leave some feed back as a drop in. It's the least I can do.