Sunday, January 13, 2013

Levels of Running

I love meeting passionate people--people who have a purpose, who are driven. Sure, sometimes they can get a little annoying, especially if they're passionate about fruit salad design or the stock market. People who are passionate about helping other people, however, seem more rare and are generally fascinating to listen to.

In a series of blog posts, I'll explore the tiers of the running passion pyramid--don't get too excited, it doesn't end in anything romantic. In this post, I'll briefly describe each tier today. I'm so excited about the running passion pyramid, I spent an inordinate amount of time on Microsoft Word making a graphic.

Next time: pie chart

At the bottom of the pyramid are people who want to be runners, and have taken some steps toward becoming runners. On the next tier are people who want to improve, followed by those who are passionate to improve. Finally, at the top of the pyramid, are people who are passionate to help others improve as runners.

Like any model, there are obviously limitations and imperfections to its descriptive capability. Everyone is different, and not everyone who becomes passionate about helping others to improve as runners climbs the pyramid in this manner. Also, this is not a value chart--the people at the top of the pyramid are not "better" than the people at the bottom. There are, however, a lot fewer of them.

If you can identify with this model, feel free to leave a comment. I've already got some people in mind for some of the tiers and might ask them some questions before writing the post about their tiers.

Coming soon:
People who want to be runners.

Happy Running!

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