The Business of Running for The Running of Business
by Mindy Solkin
Founder, Owner, & Head Coach of The Running Center
Running and business. Business and running. What could they possibly have in common? After 39 years of running and 18 years in business (though I’ve been coaching runners for 25 years)… I have garnered quite an insight into the two passions in my life and can tell you that running (and other fitness training) and business have a lot in common. In fact, it’s not so much as what they have in common, but what they can learn from each other, and ultimately, what we can learn from this unlikely duo.
Knowing that the sport of running offers many metaphors (ie: it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon), I realized that so much of what I’ve taught and written about as a professional running coach and fitness guru, can be translated into many aspects of the business world.
On the flip side, a lot of what is discussed, implemented and written about in business, can be useful when coaching runners and other fitness enthusiasts.
This blog will tap into both topics, the sport of running and the world of business, with the objective of seeking new ways of looking at fitness and business, while successfully creating a new paradigm of unique partnerships.
~ Coach Mindy