Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thirteenth in a Series: Running Rules to Live By - Never Miss a Chance To Thank a Volunteer

Based loosely on a book by Mark Remy called The Runner's Rule Book as well as a Runner's World article from the January 2010 issue over the next week or so I will be posting a few running rules to live by.

I hope you enjoy the series.

Rule Thirteen: Never Miss a Chance To Thank a Volunteer

Even if you are running the race of your life, you can still manage a bit of eye contact and a nod as you grab a cup of water from an outstretched hand. Even if it feels like your quads are literally on fire, you can manage to sputter a short "thanks" to the course marshal standing in the intersection. It will make the volunteer feel good. And you, too.

1 comment:

Adam Beston said...

Best one yet. I was once in a race where they have drawings for random prizes and they include the volunteers. There was even a 3 day trip in there. So awesome. I thought I would pass that idea along.