The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I was feeling pretty ambitious after resolving to run in a 5k race in 2010, but I have to admit that some of the air left my sails when I read that in October 2009, Terri O’Leary, a marketing paralegal at Coca-Cola in Atlanta, met her goal of running a marathon in every state.
The idea to run marathons across America wasn’t born overnight, said O’Leary, of Tucker. After running a marathon in Washington, D.C., she came across the 50 States Marathon Club for people who had achieved that goal.
(This club is real, readers – but they won’t even look at your application until you’ve completed marathons in 10 states.)
O’Leary inspires me when she says she’s realistic about her abilities and isn’t fast – but runs to finish.
Paralegals are the best at finishing what they start. I’m going to remember that when that first 3.1 mile race feels like Forrest Gump running across America for “3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.”
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution