Last night Shayna and I had a fantastic date! I had a speaking engagement at the American Cancer Society DetermiNation dinner. This is a group of people that are truly inspiring. DetermiNation is a team of about 70 runners who are running the Rock N’ Roll Denver Marathon tomorrow.
They have raised nearly$100,000 that goes towards treatment of those w/ Cancer. The dinner last night was attended by runners, family members, and cancer survivors. I was invited to offer a motivational speech and tips on the psychology of running. I was a little overwhelmed by attempting to deliver an inspirational message to cancer survivors who are truly inspirational people. I think it went well. You can take a peak at the outline of my presentation, click on this link ACS .
When we arrived I learned that the MC for the night was Miss Colorado. I was not for sure what to think of this. Shayna and I were seated next to Miss Colorado and her boyfriend. I have to say, we were pleasantly impressed by how kind and influential both Miss Colorado and her boyfriend are. She reduced my stigma and bias towards beauty pageant people. She was very intelligent and her boyfriend was very smart and chill. My kiddos loved getting her pic w/ signatures!!!!
Overall, this was a great night. My concluding thought is that when you are serving others and trying to help people you will feel the most accomplished and happy!
Good luck runners, Run light and smile big!