There are so many inspirational and introspective Martin Luther King Jr. quotes, but this is by far my favorite one. It is a great question that can be applied to all aspects of ours lives. Given the day's significance, I found myself thinking about this quote a lot this morning and how it relates to elements of my life, specifically running. Running and the running community give me so much: support, stress relief, a source of strength, enjoyment, and a way to challenge myself. Because of all the ways running enhances my life, I am constantly looking for ways to pay it forward, use my love for running to "do for others," and make it bigger than just the miles logged.
For me this means raising awareness and running for a reason. Paying to forward by providing support for people that are facing challenges, whether it is the challenge of a first race or something bigger.
How do you share your love for running with others? Do you use running to "do for others"?