I was at my last job for about four years. My former boss had competed in several Ironmans and an ultramarathon. He totally got it. A coworker/friend of mine ran the Empire State Marathon. She got it. I’m pretty sure the office looked something like this:
However, several years ago, I left there and started a new job. It is in a much bigger office (approximatly 75 people) and believe it or not, people talk about things besides running! I usually do my workouts on my lunch break and 97% of the office is like:
With that being said, I think I’ve motivated a few people. They’ve asked me about different workouts and I’ve tried to point them in the right direction. Once in a while, it leads to an awkward conversation. For example,
Coworker: I got up to 8.0 on the treadmill today.
Me: Awesome. That’s really great!
Coworker: How far could you run that fast?
Coworker: Come on, how far?
Me: Maybe like *cough* forty or fifty miles?
You get some interesting reactions to a statement like that.
Do you talk to your coworkers about running?
Do you encourage people you work with to run, stay fit, eat healthy, etc.?