I have never been to a proper big run. Yesterday was an eye opener. 16000 runners I think. The whole place was full of people laughing, smiling and looking excited before the race started. As I watched so many people cross the finish line they were still laughing smiling but they looked satisfied and happy.
I really wish sometimes the media would focus on the positives. I am sure many more people would try C25K if they saw what I saw yesterday. It looked like the best sort of party and most people would like an invite to that. You just have to look at the stats for people learning to run after the marathon to show positive images have more of an effect.
Instead they show negative images and stories.
I bet if you interviewed anyone of those people yesterday they would be able to provide an upbeat story to inspire others.
You don't have to enter a race to feel that good, you just have to put on your shoes and leave your troubles at home for a little while.
Happy running everyone.