Sunday, January 25, 2015

You Never Know Who You Inspire

Stop for one second and think about something....... Who inspires you? Don't say it. Just think about it for a sec....

I mentioned in a post today that it was Nick that inspires me. And it's true. Nick and I work for the same company and I have seen the changes in him since the day he started. He has slowly transformed himself before everyone eyes at work. He has slowly become a new person. A more focused, more healthier and fit new Nick. Someone with a goal. He even came in first place in our company's fit challenge! I came in third!

We work for to separate departments so our path hardly crossed. But Nick knew I was a runner and would every so often ask me questions about running and I would try to help out as much as could.

Now, I normally do not share my personal life with people from work. I dont add them to my Facebook nor do I talk about my running club or anything like that. I like to keep work separate from personal stuff. So when I invited Nick to our running club, I was a little hesitant at first. It was a little nerve racking to let someone from work into my world. But I saw something in Nick. I can't explain it, but I saw myself when I looked at him so I felt a bit at ease.


My point to this is that sometimes its not always obvious who you think is the one that motivates you. We all have our "heroes" we look up to, but sometimes we need to take that step back and honestly think of who that person is that inspires us. That person can be right in front of you and you don't even realize it.


So Nick, keep up the good work. You have and still motivate me. You will accomplish all your goals as long as you keep at it. We here at TSR will help you 100% of the way!


So for everyone else... stay positive, work hard and always do your best cause you you never know who you will inspire.....

- Jose

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Did You Know...

Did you know that Tri-State Running was almost started back in 2012? Before TSR, Webster had an unofficial running group, also started on Facebook. A few current TSR members were part of this group. I think it was called Webster Running Society (or something like that)... other members can probably correct me.
I met quite a few people from that group and got some good runs in. All in all, there was probably only 12 members in that group at the time. Then one day I posted a run for a Thursday and Friday morning.....

I got my Thursday morning run in with Jenn,which I had met before. But that Friday morning run with Joanna never happened. Neither did the following Friday's run. I never got to meet the other founding member of Tri-State Running.

Sadly, weeks following this post, this running group fizzled away. People just forgot about it. It wasn't until one day a few months ago when I was cleaning up my "Groups" on Facebook did find this post. I just laughed at it. LOL... 

What could have been......


It wasn't started then, but it was started a year and half later, in October of 2013. In 2014, it grew beyond what I ever thought it would (and still growing). Also in 2014, TSR was noticed. Noticed not only by runners, but noticed by non-runners, noticed by our towns and more importantly noticed by other running groups. In 2014 we made a mark in the running community. When I say "we", I mean all of you!!

In 2015 we will not fizzle away like that other group. In 2015 I want to show everyone that we are real and we are here to stay. In 2014 we took baby steps, this year we will take off running!!!


If you are a new member and have not run with us yet, you should really consider coming down to one of our Pub Runs or one of the many weekend run posted. We are more than just a running group. We are people from many backgrounds that share a passion for running. We are here to help, we are here to support and most importantly we are here to have fun!! 

We are waiting for you!!!!

- Jose

- I dedicate this blog post to Mary Ryan. She told me to get off my ass and keep blogging :)