On January 4th, I set a goal of enrolling 158 of our employees in one of two half marathon races this spring. This represents roughly 25% of our workforce.
I knew this was a big goal and, frankly, it was a little daunting. However, I am happy to report that we now have 160 employees registered. In addition, we have 32 spouses, and 14 authors or agents registered for a total of 206 people. Wow.
Our theme for this year is “Run for the House.” (Our company logo is the house where Thomas Nelson first started his business in 1798.) We have developed posters and arm bands that we are distributing at a Half Marathon meeting we are hosting today in Nashville.
I want to especially thank Suzanne Thompson, our Nashville-based team leader, and Lara Dulaney, our Dallas-based team leader. They have done a fabulous job recruiting others and dealing with all the registration logistics.
I am really excited about running the race this year, despite the fact that I am still struggling with plantar fasciitis. The thought of running so many of my co-workers and friends is truly inspiring. I can’t wait!