Found peace today
Realized it was with me all along
Had to look deep inside to realize I control my peace
When things look bleak…seek peace
When times get hard…find peace
Look deep inside your soul and peace you will find
Found peace today
Realized it was with me all along
Had to look deep inside to realize I control my peace
When things look bleak…seek peace
When times get hard…find peace
Look deep inside your soul and peace you will find
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
Happy to see the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continue to draw attention to racial injustices. The momentum gained after the George Floyd murder continues to lead people worldwide to protest injustices. It feels real this time, but I thought that after Rodney King, Trayvon Martin, Eric Gardner, and Michael Brown. Too many instances where black people are killed, and the justice system does not provide justice. Not trying to be cute with words here but most of these examples were seen on video just like George Floyd but no justice for black victims could be found.
Would like to say these are just isolated examples and America really treats black people well. Yep, we all know that would be a huge lie and I could not say that with a straight face anyway. America’s majority has treated people of color horribly and then try to convince us everything is okay. It is not and has not been okay for a long time.
Decided to go back in history and introduce Walk into the Future readers to Rosewood, Florida. Most people have never heard about Rosewood or the horror the black families endured there. It does not get the same press as the Black Wall Street massacre but is closer to home for me.
Sadly, I did not learn about Rosewood until the 1997 movie directed by John Singleton was released. I grew up in Florida and never heard a word about the massacre in a history or civics class. Rosewood is less than a two-hour drive from my hometown Jasper, Florida so it is equally shocking how close this type of mob/Klan activity was to my family.
I watched the movie and remember thinking this happened right down the street from my hometown. How is it possible I did not know about this? How could an entire town get wiped off the face of the earth and nobody said a word? This appears to be the American way. We condemn other countries and regimes for their atrocities and then hide ours from the public.
The movie stirred me to visit Rosewood in 1997 so I could see the place for myself. Sadly, the only substantial thing to identify Rosewood is a placard to let you know you are in the place where the town of Rosewood use to be. There are a few buildings there now but most of the things in the area are incorporated to Cedar Key, Florida. Felt weird being at the site of a massacre of black people but believe this was an important lesson to never forget the past so these things do not repeat. Like what is happening now; we cannot just let these injustices occur without responding in kind.
The BLM movement is here to stay, and we will need to remain vigilant to ensure human rights are respected for all. Keep learning and growing tree branches—we need you to make this a better world!
Learn more about Rosewood, Florida here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/03/rosewood-florida-massacre-racial-violence-reparations
“The scars and stains of racism are still deeply embedded in the American society”.
“A year from now, you will wish you had started today”.
Dictionary.com defines an anniversary as the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event and the celebration or commemoration of such a date.
The first Walk into the Future article was posted on this site on 6/18/2018. The true anniversary date for me is 4/14/2018—let me explain why I say this.
I sat on the beach at St. George Island (SGI) on 4/14/2018 with the idea of deciding which direction I wanted to pursue moving forward. The Walk into the Future concept was not on my radar but needed the beach atmosphere to help with a huge decision.
So, I sat on the beach on this prophetic day with my beach towel, cooler of beer, reggae, pen, and paper to figure this thing called life out (Prince reference).
I have used the concept of a pros/cons list in the past to help with major decisions and my goal on this day was to identify pro/con items to inform the decision I needed to make. Dr. Henry Cloud identifies successful people do not hang on to bad stuff for long in his book 9 Things you Simply Must do in Love and Life. The only way to label something as bad is to take a true look at it without emotion, hence the pros/cons list for me.
I finally admitted I spent too much time determining if I should stay in my old role. The interactions I had with students, employers, faculty, staff, and community members still appealed to me but there was always something daily to eliminate my joy. Turns out it was too much negative workplace energy. This is not a complaint just a stated fact from my perspective—negative energy can and will wear you down over time.
Fast forward to the list and the decision was obvious! There were 5 pros and 15 cons. I tried to manufacture some additional pros just to see if I could even this process out a bit, but this was the final tally. The 15 cons were present EVERY day and only 3 pros were daily items. I was amused when I saw the disparity of my two lists. I subconsciously knew this to be true but never wrote it out to examine more in-depth. Sadly, none of the cons listed were fixable—not one.
I laughed when I was able to view the list for the insight in front of me. So, on 4/14/2018 the Walk into the Future journey began after I made the decision it was time to move on from what I was doing. The work and making a difference daily were not the problem it was the negative energy—the opposite of the Irie mindset I seek in life. Dr. Cloud has another principle he calls Pull the Tooth. I decided to pull the tooth and Walk into the Future after I finished my beer and listened to a few more Bob Marley songs.
I decided to write this post after looking in my journal and coming across the page with my pros/cons list. Just happened to be 2 years to the date I wrote the items and wanted to share with my readers I just had an anniversary.
So, happy anniversary to the Walk into the Future blog. Here is to a few more years of writing, sharing adventures and making a difference in the world. Thanks for walking with me!
What tooth do YOU need to pull? How could the pros/cons list help with your decision?
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”.
“Follow your fear”.
We are halfway through 2020 and the ebb and flows of the year have been tremendous. Most people I know came into 2020 with major goals, plans, and the right mindset to make positive things happen. We continue to move forward but the COVID-19 pandemic has adjusted how we Walk into the Future daily.
Looking forward to getting back to things that resemble normal life but do not know if/when that will be possible. The term new normal is being thrown around and means we must redefine what is considered normal in the future.
One thing that does not require a new normal is how proud I am of my niece, Jayla Williams! We have been on a special journey for the past 24 years and I am excited to see her next money moves in the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped a large portion of planned activities for everyone but one area we had to put on hold was celebrating Jayla’s graduation from the University of Central Florida. Family and friends have reached out to congratulate her for this phenomenal feat, but we have not been able to gather the crew and throw the blowout party this accomplishment deserves. No worries Jayla, we will get it in when safe! 😊
My joy for Jayla’s graduation is because we first talked about going to college when she was 5 years old. Some may think this is a bit young, but my goal was to create a mindset where we knew the direction of the journey. Please note, all the work, time and effort were put in by Jayla and it was a joy for me to watch her tick off objectives towards this goal. My role simply was support, reinforcement, someone to bounce ideas off, and a silly uncle joke when needed.
It is amazing to look back on this journey and see the adult she has become. I am sure this progression is nothing new for parents to view but for the cool uncle this has been an awesome ride!
The University of Central Florida conducted virtual graduation ceremonies for each college. The College of Business hosted the largest number of graduates which ensured we would be glued to our computers until they got to the great Williams last name. Did not realize how excited I would be sitting on my laptop waiting to officially hear Jayla Williams being declared an Integrated Business graduate from the University of Central Florida College of Business. Luckily, I had the foresight to get my phone ready for the quick photo opportunity provided while hearing Jayla’s name. This put a huge smile on my face, and I texted the photo to family so they could share in my joy!
Looking forward to when we can get back together to throw the big blowout party she was expecting and deserves. That day is coming, and we will celebrate the 24 years and counting for the journey we are on. Cannot wait to see what the future holds for my class of 2020 graduate—big things I am sure!
Congratulations and Go Jayla! 😊
“Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You have got to take risks”.
“He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him”.
Shared my running tourist moniker with a group I was networking with last week and was surprised they never heard it before. I am sure I cannot be the first to use it to describe going to other locations for race adventures but thought maybe I should try to copyright the term. Nope, just Googled it and others use the same term to highlight their running adventures too. 😊
Decided it was time to look at the running tourism I see daily in my current home of Tallahassee, Florida. Sometimes we take things close by for granted and never truly engage/enjoy them as much as the fun travel destinations (Nashville, New Orleans, Philly, etc.). Please note, I get out and about as much as the next person in Tallahassee but never documented much in the Walk into the Future blog.
I have referred to the many trails and places I train to prepare for my races. Tallahassee is known for the multiple parks, trails, and greenways available to explore. The terrain goes from very flat surfaces to high degree inclines which are perfect to help prepare for races around the country. My early running years in Tallahassee were mostly contained to Lafayette Heritage Park and the Alfred Greenway.
Looking back believe I stayed with these running environments because they were close by. I simply walked across the street to get on the paved trail that took me into Lafayette Heritage Park—the Alfred Greenway is on the opposite side of the park. Both venues provided a good foundation to running for me and looking back did not provide a huge challenge to navigate. I still utilize both trails when I am out to just stretch my legs.
Tom Brown Park provides additional trails (paved and unpaved) to log training miles. I normally run through the park as part of a loop I can take to get additional miles in. My 5 – 8 mile runs all include some portion of Tom Brown park. Like the fact I do not have to carry water through the park since they have multiple water fountains and restrooms available. Great place to watch people and see all the happy dogs with family in the dog park. The dogs always seem to want to run with me for some odd reason! 😊
Graduated my long runs out to the St. Marks Trail. The St. Marks Trail was an old railroad route from Tallahassee down to the gulf coast. It is a place to see bikers, hikers and runners all utilizing the marked trail every day of the year. I like the fact the trail has mile markers which makes it easy to log my runs—no guessing when I want to get a 12-mile run in. The St. Marks trail has well maintained restrooms and a few water fountains, so these are perks I enjoy while out for my runs.
There are other places to run in Tallahassee, but these are the areas I utilize when I am writing about my training program.
Tallahassee does not have a huge downtown area but provides a few unique experiences. Was introduced to the museum scene by a friend who is native to Tallahassee. The Florida Museum of History is a must see if you visit. You can trace Florida’s history from the 1600s up to World War II. The artifacts and stories of how Florida developed are interesting and worth the trip.
The Capital building is a great place to visit and get a bird’s eye view of Tallahassee. The 22nd floor has a panoramic observation deck which lets you view the city from the highest vantage point. It is also a great way to exercise if you decide to walk up and not take the elevator.
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille and Andrew’s Downtown are two good places to get a meal and drinks when visiting downtown. This is a college town so there are multiple watering holes to visit close by.
My favorite place to hang out, drink beer and eat just happens to be a local dive bar, Corner Pockets. I would never go to Corner Pockets when I first moved to Tallahassee because I thought it was a pool hall. They only have two pool tables and they are in the corner, but it is more sports bar than pool hall. They have the coldest beer in town and some of the best bar food you can find anywhere. Prices are good and the staff is friendly. Corner Pocket attracts sports fans, so you must arrive early on game days to ensure you get a seat—standing is allowed but I like to sit at the bar and watch multiple TVs.
Again, there are other spots in Tallahassee, but I am sharing where I hang out. 😊
FSU / FAMU
This is a college town and FSU and FAMU are the large schools here. The students provide a huge population boost during the academic year. The sports fans/alums who come back for sporting events also provide unique experiences since traffic doubles when the home teams are in town. This creates a more festive environment and celebrations across neighborhoods.
I am a Gator fan so do not partake in much of this until the Gators come to town! 😊
So, there you have it—these are a few ways the running tourist enjoys life when not on the road.
What are your favorite venues in your area? How often do you get out to enjoy them?
“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator”.
Please note, wrote this article before I left Tallahassee for Fort Pierce. Still wanted to share.
(Image by Florante Valdez from Pixabay)
“Life is a blank canvas and you need to throw all the paint on it you can”.
Ventured back down to the Orlando area for the 2020 Winter Park 10k. This race has been on my running calendar the past two years because it allows me to hang out with great friends and family while running a unique course in Winter Park.
Track Shack promotes this race as a fantastic course to run a 10k personal best (PB) and it does not disappoint. There were several runners ringing the PB Bell strategically placed in the runner’s village after the race. Always exciting to see the joy a PB time brings to runners.
Mastering College to Career podcast
Coordinated with an Orlando tree branch to stop on the way down for the race to catch up a bit and record another episode on his Mastering College to Career podcast.
The podcast is Daniel Botero’s way to Walk into the Future and he has added on-line courses, videos and workbooks to go along with the weekly podcast episode. Very proud of his efforts and the difference he’s making with college students transitioning into the workplace.
Daniel provides me with the topic of discussion prior to the podcast and then we get to work. I’ve known Daniel since 2011 so we have a great working relationship and energize each other when we are in the same room. He wanted his students to understand the behind the scenes interactions between on-campus recruiters and career centers. The goal was to provide students with a better understanding how/why employers recruit on their campuses and the work involved to get them there. Was very happy to share my career center and employer relations knowledge with Daniel for the podcast and helping his students.
Found out I’m the first person on Daniel’s podcast to return for a third time. This put a smile on my face, but the smile got bigger because Daniel asked me to cut another podcast episode before I left his recording studio. So, it turns out I’m the only four-time guest on the podcast now. The additional podcast episode was to highlight the recruiting calendar employers utilize when deciding which campuses to visit. What a great way to start my race weekend! Got a chance to catch up with Daniel and cut two podcast episodes to help his students continue to move forward in life. (Both episodes should be live in April 2020).
Left Daniel’s recording studio and headed straight to Track Shack to pick up my race packet. Always exciting to see the Track Shack staff engaging with runners buying new gear. Love they host a spring sale the entire week of the Winter Park 10k race. Always can find some new gear and the sale prices are fantastic. Got a chance to chat with one of the Track Shack owners who I met one morning while running in Tom Brown Park in Tallahassee. Turns out her daughter lives in Tallahassee and works at FSU—small world!
Headed to my favorite Italian restaurant, Café Panuzzo’s with Jayla to carb load and catch up. We normally dine at Café Panuzzo’s or Buffalo Wild Wings prior to my races and Italian dining won this round. Café Panuzzo’s never disappoints when we visit. I stuck to my normal selection of chicken parmesan with pasta and Jayla got adventurous with the calzone. Got a double order of bread since my goal was to get as many carbs as possible prior to the 10k. Most got burned off the next morning, so no harm and their bread is fantastic!
Winter Park 10k
The morning started out cooler than expected but was great once we got started. Told several tree branches prior my goal was to run fast this year and wanted to record a good time. Happy to report I ran a 10k PB of 56:41 and felt good during and after the race.
Track Shack does not use the corral format for races so the first mile was crowded with runners of all levels and time expectations. Decided to patiently work my way through the crowd and then pick up my pace once the runners thinned a bit. Made up most of my slow start once the course flattened and went about my plan to go faster this year. Knew my time was going to be good (for me) at the 4-mile mark and got comfortable with my pace and breathing. Decided to pick up my pace at the 5-mile mark to see how much improvements I’ve made in the past year. Was able to pass several other runners and get to the finish line with a smile on my face. Learned to smile crossing the finish line since everyone with a camera is snapping away.
Got my medal, checked my time and rang the PB bell too. Great race, people and after party! Can’t beat drinking a beer and eating donuts at 9 am in the morning. Running is the best way to stay in shape and overindulge at the same time.
Will keep this race on my calendar because it’s fun and they will always have beer at the end! 😊
What podcasts do you listen to? How have the podcasts helped you Walk into the Future?
“Oh, the places you’ll go”.
Follow Daniel here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedanielbotero/
Follow Track Shack here: https://www.trackshack.com/
(Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay)
“To move forward, you have to give back”.
My Walk into the Future provides me with flexibility to work on projects in multiple locations. I consider myself a running tourist but can also travel and work in different locations with others when needed.
I’ve worked on projects for the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Immokalee), Intern Pursuit podcasts (Orlando), Salvation Army (Tallahassee), Mastering College to Career podcasts (Orlando), individual clients (Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando and DC), Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee), MLK event Keynote (Jasper) and the University of Central Florida (Orlando).
Each project had a different audience and expected outcomes which is exciting to me. Picking these projects allow me to hone my skills and continue to grow as I extend my reach and grow new tree branches.
“Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give”.
My project with UCF was especially rewarding because I was invited to train a group of student workers by an active tree branch. We have worked together for the past 10 years—first at UCF, then at FSU and now again at UCF. Full disclosure, this tree branch worked directly for me at FSU.
I conducted team building training for her student workers at FSU and she wanted to bring the same training to UCF as a part of their enhanced student professional development program. An extra bonus for me conducting the UCF training is my niece, Jayla, is a current student worker in the UCF Career Center and would be a participant. This was her first time to see me working with students instead of hearing about my work. Think she came away proud of her uncle! 😊
These opportunities allow me to give back and help the next generation Walk into the Future. Love the energy I get when standing in front of motivated college students. Believe the energy they put out helps me find another gear when presenting material to them. They inspire me to get better daily.
This workshop was designed to help the student workers understand the importance of working within the team environment. We also touched on how they can still be individuals but can’t let this hinder the overall function of the team. Example, someone who is naturally quiet will still have to speak publicly in a customer service environment. We explored understanding differences and how to find strengths in others to ensure work is being accomplished in a proper manner.
We were also able to leverage communication styles and techniques to enhance workplace interactions. The students were well versed in how their personalities can impact interactions with peers, faculty and staff. We utilized their knowledge to build team dynamics and translate this information directly to their respective roles in the Career Center.
Team building is not a formal course of study and takes time to implement. Believe getting students engaged in understanding team building dynamics early will translate directly to their work and life experiences after college. It also creates a strong foundation they can utilize while in school—group projects, presentations, fraternity/sorority life, student government, etc.
We can all sharpen our team building skills—this workshop is my way to keep this important workplace tool growing. I was able to plant seeds during this presentation and look forward to watching the new trees grow in the future. Several students have reached out via LinkedIn and I’m actively mentoring them to help reach their respective goals. One of the students that reached out works for another tree branch in Orlando—small world!
What are your favorite team building tools? How does your organization ensure team building is a strong component for growth? (Respond in the comments section—thanks!)
Thanks for walking with me!
“As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands – one for helping yourself and the other for helping others”.
“How do you know someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.”
My Walk into the Future continues to provide me with adventures and challenges to chase. The latest challenge came during the Boston (GA) mini marathon (13.1 miles) on 10/26/19. This race was on my 2019 schedule because I ran it last year and had really good results. Set my first of many personal records (PR) at the race last year.
Fast forward to this year’s race and there’s not a PR to discuss. My race time and finish position regressed this year. Was a bit disappointed with my results because I know I can run faster and have done so multiple times this year on tougher courses.
So, why did I regress during this race? Great question and I spent a day reflecting on why this race didn’t go as I planned. Turns out I simply took running fast times for granted. Not saying I didn’t train and put in the miles to run another good half marathon time.
I did assume my Boston mini marathon race results from 2018 would automatically translate to the 2019 race. The course was the same, but the weather was significantly different this year–mid-50s in 2018 and mid-70s with high humidity this year. Also, needed a better hydration plan since the temperatures and humidity were higher than normal for an October morning.
My race mistakes are all easily correctable and I was back in the gym the next morning correcting them. My physical race prep will still resemble what I’ve been doing but working on the mental aspects, so I never enter a race with assumptions again. I improved my half marathon times this year by entering every race with a chip on my shoulder—got ahead of myself for this race but the corrections are being made.
Lesson learned—never take a race or finish time for granted.
Boston mini marathon weekend
Boston (GA) is a nice little town 40 miles northeast of Tallahassee (FL). The people are friendly and have a blast for the entire race weekend. The half marathon is just one of the events they host for the weekend. It’s the kickoff event but most of the weekend action happens once the runners get out of the way.
Vendors setup before the sun comes out to get ready for visitors. The Boston butt BBQ competition is fierce with BBQ outfits from multiple states vying to win the first-place prize money. Most of these folks provide samples of their competition level BBQ after the race. There are other vendors with additional items for purchase (cakes, pies, fish, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.). Almost has a carnival feel to the day once the race is over.
The parade starts right after the race awards are presented. I normally hit the road right before the parade kicks off since most intersections are blocked to accommodate the parade route. Great little town and event if you’re ever in the area.
Will venture down to Orlando for the Orlando Utility Commission (OUC) half marathon on 12/7/19. I ran my first ever half marathon at the OUC event back in 2013. Hard to believe but I’ve been chasing people at half marathons for 6 years now. Never thought I would run another half marathon after the first one but now I’m traveling the country making memories with my friends. Pretty cool transformation for me as I continue to Walk into the Future.
Looking forward to my training as I prepare for the OUC race. Also excited to catch up with family and friends while in the Orlando area. Already got my post-race lunch location picked and can’t wait to eat shrimp and grits! 😊 Plan to visit my favorite reggae spot, Bob Marley’s at City Walk too. Will be another fun adventure for me!
“Running won’t solve all your problems. But then again, neither will housework.”
How do you bounce back from a set back? What lessons have you learned when things don’t turn out as planned? Thanks!
“You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That’s how you know you’re still alive”.
I’m always looking for ways to expand my knowledge base to help me with my Walk into the Future.
Networking and partnering with individuals and organizations has been fruitful in 2019. The Greater Orlando Organizational Development (GOOD) network was recommended to me by a tree branch as an organization with consultants/practitioners with similar interests as me.
The GOOD network has been great so far especially with networking platforms they currently promote. They have monthly professional development workshops to bring members together to share and learn from others. This process enabled me to get involved with organizations to see what they do, learn from veterans in the career field and share my knowledge and experiences with them. Felt good (no pun intended) to share my authentic leadership platform research with practitioners who were looking for ways to engage leaders in their respective organizations with evidence-based research.
Made several professional contacts with aspirations to leverage into additional research and application of authentic leadership in business environments. My initial research was done within a university setting but believe we can easily translate the four variables (self-awareness, relational transparency, internalized moral perspective and balanced processing) into multiple work environments to enhance leadership development and job satisfaction for direct reports.
Currently working on a proposal to present at the First Annual Organizational Development (OD) Conference, Ignite Your Future: Innovation in Action in February 2020. Plan to bring my authentic leadership research to the conference to enhance audience understanding on the leadership platform and how it can be used to provide leaders with tools to enhance their work environment. Excited for the opportunity to stand in front of movers and shakers of some of the largest organizations in Orlando and show them the value of authentic leadership.
Excited and scared at the same time but my walk continues to move forward!
This process may provide me with additional tree branches as I continue my quest to enlarge my tree. Wish me luck!
What have you done lately to move from your comfort zone? How do you challenge yourself to try new things professionally? I welcome your thoughts—thanks!
“The key to life is accepting challenges”.
‘Any idiot can run, but it takes a special kind of idiot to run a half marathon.’
(Spectator sign, Nashville 2019)
The process of running a half marathon has many layers. You have the training, nutrition, travel to the race site, EXPO and the actual race. Sounds like a lot but each layer gets easier the more you invest into the process of being a runner.
Took me a while to get comfortable with the concept of labeling myself a runner but finally stopped fighting the term and gladly accept it. Hi, my name is Calvin and I’m a runner! 😊 Felt good getting that off my chest. The quote above is from a spectator’s sign I saw while running the 2019 Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. There are thousands of similar and funnier signs at every race. The spectators are there to cheer, motivate and at times make runners laugh to help get through their respective race. I make a point to acknowledge sign holders especially when they display a clever sign. Another of my favorites:
The signs and spectators are welcome distractions from the actual process of completing a 13.1-mile race. Music helps break up the miles, but the spectators always make me laugh with their encouragement and clever signage.
‘You know you’re a runner when…bling has nothing to do with jewelry.’
An overlooked layer to the half marathon is what happens directly after crossing the finish line. A legion of volunteers waits for each runner to cross the finish line and present us with city/race unique bling. I never thought race medals would mean much to me but getting crowned after finishing a half marathon completes the journey. I would feel I accomplished something big without the bling but let’s be honest—what’s the fun in that?! 😊
I always write about races and my training routine to get prepared. The race city and entertainment options are other favorite things I have written about. Decided to invest in a medal holder for the bling I’ve collected over the years to properly display my ‘adult trophies’. Didn’t realize how many medals or how cool some of them are prior to researching the medal holder. I didn’t have much of an organizational system for them either. This will all change since I put in the work to earn the bling—will get these properly displayed on a medal holder where everyone can see them and then must listen to me explain each one—just joking!
Seriously, runners put in a lot of work to get ready for the races and perform their best. The bling is a nice reminder of the race and city. The bling is something we cherish and look forward to seeing what next year’s bling will look like.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll series has a Heavy Medal program that allows runners to collect additional bling based on number of events:
Of course, I’m trying to get the Don’t Worry Just Run medal. I’m sure you can figure out why! Everything Irie!
Had an interesting conversation with a tree branch last month about race bling. He selects race participation strictly on the bling available for the race. Bling not up to par and he will not run in your race! I’m not there yet, if there’s beer at the end I’m probably going to run your race! 😊
How do you display your race bling? How important is this aspect of the race for you? Thanks!
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