I have really enjoyed having the chance during the "snow week" to work on some projects I had been putting on the side. Also, it gave me the chance to catch up with some friends.
Even with the piles of snow, there is a lot of buzz and excitement going on in WOW right now. Several people are training for 1/2 marathons. Others are thinking of some running roadtrips, or even attempting the first 5K. We have a few new members, and preparing to celebrate our 1st Birthday for the Women of Warrensburg! There is a lot to be excited about!
As with anything, we want to not just stay where we are, but grow and get better, so some terrific ideas are in the fire right now. It made me think of the story "Stone Soup".
For those not familiar with the story, the wanderer visits a small village. He goes to the center of the village with a large pot, builds a fire, and fills the pot with water, stirring.
He has a smile on his face and says "This is the BEST soup-if I only had some carrots". One of the townspeople watching, then says , "Well, I have carrots" offers them and they are added.
And so on and so forth this process continues until every member of the village has contributed a potato, a parsnip, an onion, and so on until they have a truly wonderful feast to share.
When I look at our club-I think of Stone Soup. We have a few seasoned runners. We have people connected to many Kansas City running groups, UCM, our local Churches,a graphics artist, local business women, doctors, the Main Street Group, Park and Rec, a personal trainer, the Base, and some gals who are just great cheerleaders and motivators.
My point is, everyone in WOW has something to contribute-and with our combined talents, vision, and effort to offer we have been able to truly build a club for All Women, All Abilities, All Ambitions, and our fun is just getting started!
One year might not seem like an expansive period of time-but I think just like the pot of soup, because of each member of WOW, our club has a little more zest, flavor, and because of each member, become something we can ALL share and enjoy!
Please remember to share your experiences/etc because I would love to post some of your blogs with the group!
Hope to see you on the road or at WCC-