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Friday, October 26, 2012

New Banners & Pics

Recently I was asked if I could make a customized banner. The person asking, Sue, is a fellow RunJunkEe.  Out of the question was born this idea....

While out running that day I started thinking about influence.  It took me a long time to accept that my running might actually be a positive influence to people I didn't even know.  I had started running thanks to a friend's influence and the funny thing, he wasn't even a runner!  He had lost a bunch of weight using the Atkins diet and I decided to give it a try, and for me it worked.  I began to do short intervals on the treadmill and soon I was running miles.  I know, I know, get to the point!

We all possess the ability to influence others.  It doesn't matter if you are an ultra runner or if you've just started walking to loss weight and have aspirations of someday being able to run.  No matter where you are in your fitness and ability journey there is someone who is looking up to you, wishing they could do that too.  The read the success stories you share on Twitter or Facebook.  They see the pictures you post as you are making progress.  And the also see positive energy being created from what you are accomplishing.  And that is where the banners come in.

I've made a variety of colors in the hopes that you will find one that you like.  I'm asking that each November you make a "I Am a RunJunkEe" banner as your personal Facebook banner, profile picture, Twitter picture, etc.   I don't consider the "likes" on my Facebook page just "likes", I consider them as fellow  runners and aspiring runners.  Each on there own journey but all with a common purpose, Influence.  By making this your profile picture you are showing your love of running and who knows, maybe influencing someone else to give it a try.

If you'd like to make a RunJunkEe banner your own you can either take one of the examples posted here or stop by the Facebook page and look for the photo album titled "I am a RunJunkEe".

The holidays are quickly approaching and by January many people will be deciding they need to get in shape.  I'm proposing we motivate them early.