PASSING OF THE TORCH: By Jimmy Webb Jr. and Manuel Gonzales

GUEST BLOG: NOVEMBER PROJECT DALLAS

by Manuel Gonzales and Jimmy Webb Jr.

Great things come and go, but legacies last eternity. Dallas in its own unique way is an amazing place with people from all over the world. I’m not going to lie when I moved here on the 29th Day of April 2014 I was sad. I was sad to leave Boston. I was sad leaving everything I had to a city I knew nothing about (Dallas). Like any other place I’ve lived in, I fully emerged myself in the New England culture. I ate lobster rolls, steak tips, Fenway brats, and even bought Patriot’s, Redsox, Bruins, and Celtics gear (Big Deal for this sports fan). Moving to Dallas was a big step for me and I didn’t even know it. I tried my luck at finding a community all over town and it didn’t happen. I had a realization that what I was looking for didn’t exist in Dallas. When I started WERUNBIG there was only a handful of people in my Dallas contact list and with that, I knew I had a challenge ahead of me. On week two of WERUNBIGD I met a dude, this dude’s name was Jimmy Webb Jr, this is his story… read more

Two People Shorten the Road: From Dublin to Atlanta

At today’s workout we said farewell for now to our dear friends Joe and Niamh. Our sweet Irish couple must return home to Dublin, but fingers crossed that they return to their ATL Tribe!

Joe and Niamh first showed up in the early days when we were pledging and known as Fitlanta. These two are the model for the nicest couple you could ever meet. They were willing to try new things, make new friends, and always making it to basically every workout Atlanta had to offer. They first learned of November Project at an evening run club when some annoying guy name Christian kept talking about some 6:30am workout outside. Finally after a few weeks of persuasion they showed up to their first bounce. Funny what happens when you #justshowup and strangers become family after a few #sweatyhugs read more

You didn’t know? Now you know!

Doing a little Sunday Workout with the tribe because we wanted to celebrate a 5 day long weekend.

The recap:

Crate Escape.

Victor is hearing Impaired but still volunteered to share his story. He typed it out so I can read it to the tribe while he signed it. We thank him for being inclusive with us and also because he is a Badass! Recently finished 5 in the Veterans category in 12KM for MerdekaRun 2017

Our latest edition of crate escape was small in numbers but the 20 some that did show up brought their willingness to share and as always, the positive vibes. We didn’t get any volunteers to share their story except the always fast and badass Victor but the rest were opened to stepping up to the crate when their names we drawn. We had 9 tribe members step up to share about changes in their lives since being in the tribe. Most shared about fitness, personality and mentality change; from never running to tackling 10kms/21kms, others talked about being more open and talking to strangers and some shared about how the tribe have inspired them, and made them more comfortable in stepping out of their comfort zone. All in all, as individuals and as a tribe, we have come a long ways but always with the love and support of each other. read more

Why I Show Up, by Christine Meyer

Note: To celebrate the upcoming November Project/Dooster Film collaboration, “Showing Up,” we have identified several Phoenix tribe members who we feel embody the November Project spirit. We are dropping one personal story a day leading up to the Showing Up event on Monday evening. For more information and tickets to this FREE event, click here. read more

Why I Show Up, by Katie Ellis

Note: To celebrate the upcoming November Project/Dooster Film collaboration, “Showing Up,” we have identified several Phoenix tribe members who we feel embody the November Project spirit. We are dropping one personal story a day leading up to the Showing Up event on Monday evening. For more information and tickets to this FREE event, click here. read more

Why I Show Up, by Jesus Arguelles

Note: To celebrate the upcoming November Project/Dooster Film collaboration, “Showing Up,” we have identified several Phoenix tribe members who we feel embody the November Project spirit. We are dropping one personal story a day leading up to the Showing Up event on Monday evening. For more information and tickets to this FREE event, click here. read more

Why I Show Up, by Chuck Bana

Note: To celebrate the upcoming November Project/Dooster Film collaboration, “Showing Up,” we have identified several Phoenix tribe members who we feel embody the November Project spirit. We are dropping one personal story a day leading up to the Showing Up event on Monday evening. For more information and tickets to this FREE event, click here. read more

Why I Show Up, by Karen Olson

Note: To celebrate the upcoming November Project/Dooster Film collaboration, “Showing Up,” we have identified several Phoenix tribe members who we feel embody the November Project spirit. We are dropping one personal story a day leading up to the Showing Up event on Monday evening. For more information and tickets to this FREE event, click here. read more