Sunday, May 6, 2012

Winning Workers!

Today was the Borgess Run for the Health of It.  The company that I work for had 200 people from our local plants that participated.  TWO HUNDRED!  We had experienced runners, first time racers and walkers, and a fun-loving cheering section to support fellow co-workers.  It was inspiring to see a sea of yellow shirts in the crowd.

Today was yet another one of those days that I am so proud to be an employee of our company.  Not only were they a major sponsor of the event, but they promoted and encouraged people to train, set goals, and accomplish them.  They made a commitment to the community and the employees participating to go all out for us and this race.

At the final mile marker, our company even had a cheering section of people encouraging us, complete with a DJ to rock out some tunes.  It was an awesome way to pump up the runners as they entered the last mile of the race (some 5K, some 1/2 Marathon, some Marathon - I capitalize Marathon intentionally out of respect for the distance).  It was over and above anything I expected for the event.  Simply awesome.

Not the cutest picture...but Myles and Jillian were cheering me on at the finish line!
The team atmosphere and feeling amongst our staff was so fun.  We all wanted each other to do well.  I was so happy for so many of my friends who accomplished their goals and ran their butts off.  I can't forget to mention the competitive pride wagers, trash talk, and bits of extra motivation to ensure you beat a few certain people (and yes - I did).  What's the fun without a little friendly competition, right?  I was so glad I ran the 5K instead of the 1/2 Marathon, so I was able to run with friends.

Encouraging each other, high fives, and people accomplishing personal lifetime goals...even those who have never run before...simply amazing.  I'm so proud to have been a part of it.  Our company proved once again that they are such a great employer.  I am sure that many other employees felt the same appreciative of the support and effort.

I heard many people already setting goals for next year...I can't wait!  Congrats to all that participated!

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