On Friday of this past week a little thing happend that changed my mood all weekend. For those in the running community — most are familiar with Bart Yasso. As goofy as this sounds, I received a notification from Twitter saying “Bart Yasso is now following you”. I couldn’t believe someone of this stature in running would take the time. It re-ignited my fun for running.
According to my training plan I had to run 17 miles today. When I woke up this morning I could hear the rain. I had the thought of “well I can do it next week”. Then I remembered the “follow” on Friday. And thought back to his book “My Life on the Run” (you can read my review of the book here) and what he has endured in his career of running. A little rain shouldn’t be a problem. So with that I was out the door and had one of the best runs of the year. A cooling rain that helped me pick up the pace and kick seventeen miles in the ass. Thanks Bart!