Saturday, February 19, 2011
SYNERGY - love when I see it working!
above: picture from today!
: when two or more agents (I'll say runners) working together to produce a result not obtainable by any of the agents (runners) individually.
February has been the month of "help me get out". Central New York is a snowy place, I believe record snowy this year - over 140 inches so far! By the time February comes, many have had it...including some of the amazing whole running girls who have battled through many feet of snow in the trails (sorry, I trick you to do it sometimes!), slush, wind, below zero - and then comes February. Damn this winter!
But in the past week what I am seeing is emails on the yahoo group go back and forth to force each other out and keep them on their path. If you are committed to a group, the chances of you getting out have doubled - can't let your running buddies down can you? And getting outside is by far more beneficial to your all well being then the surrounds of a gym filled with germs - ugh!
Sounding like a broken record "I promise, the pay offs in the spring will be all worth the snow, the ice, the whatever is out there today...just embrace it..yada yada yada" But it is all true. Bring it on, is the attitude. Take it all in, whatever the day may bring. No such thing as bad weather, only bad gear! When you run together, its that much more powerful (Indian runs, take turns in single file taking the wind and pelting ice chips...).
"Individually, we are one drop, together we are an ocean"
As I have said before, this Whole Running group of amazing runners is more than just the run. Its the synergy and strength which is a metaphor of life - interdependence - yes, we can be independent runners, but put us together and watch the fire run through the snow!
Thinking about going out in this windy weather warning today? I'm sure, someone will join in if you put it out there!
"There is no such thing as a self made-man. You will reach your goals, only with the help of others" Goerge Shinn
So, lets have some feedback on your teamwork out there!