Uncertain times as we deal with COVID-19 and much of our lives seem out-of-control….. I would assume you have been doing what I have, reading, investigating and working to understand the situation and the risk as it pertains to our families.  Thru that research I found a couple statements that struck home. I hope you appreciate them as I did.

#1  From: A School Superintendent in Colorado, or so it read on twitter;

“In the end, it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be QUITE apparent if we under reacted or did too little”

#2 From: Nick Symmonds—If you don’t know this man you should.  He is a bundle of inspiration for me as he has an infectious love of life, and caffeine…. Maybe our shared caffeine addiction is why I agree with him so much……ha!!

Nick’s short bio:

Retired Professional middle distance runner

Co-Founder- Run Gum www.rungum.com 

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXJQ2GQh4BoRuAEkteU0Wg

6X US National 800 meter Champion

2X  Olympian (Beijing 2008, London 2012)

Silver Medalist – World Championships (2013- 800 Meters)

Hey Friends, 

During this time, when it seems everything is going out of control, I want to encourage you not to lose heart. While we may not be able to control much of what is going on around us, here’s what you DO have control of:  

You have control of your ATTITUDE; you have control of your EFFORT; you have control of your BEHAVIOR; you have control of your ACTIONS.

Right now is a great opportunity for you to put in some good hard work and find where you can grow (athletically, professionally, and personally).

If you can be the kind of person that rolls with the punches, you will defeat many of your competitors (on the track or in your own head) and you will be able to get through this uncertain time.

Control that which you can control.  As a community spread across the United States, we are in this together, and we will get through it together.💪

Run The Day,

Nick Symmonds
Co-Founder & CEO