It's hard to think about what to write after a day like Thursday, August 16th, 2012. Literally, the only thing going through my head was Peter Bis.
Pete's legacy is a simple lesson that I learned a long time ago and am still struggling to practice. Take a genuine interest in other people. Ask them questions and listen intently to their answers. 90% of people who say they are bad with names (myself included), are not. We're not bad with names, we're bad with interest. We meet someone for the first time, study their mannerisms, analyze their attire, and make a thorough evaluation of their soul purpose in life within the span of a minute.
Pete woke up every day intent to get to know his neighbors, often times when the last thing they wanted to get to know was him. People were his priority and passion. He didn't care what you did, he cared what you thought. That goes a long way. Wednesday 52 individuals clicked on this blog. Thursday over 6,000 did. A fitting display to the impact Pete made by genuinely caring about his community.
4 miles booked yesterday, 3 today. We'll get back to normal run logs over the weekend.
3.2 miles booked