Two years ago today it began. The quest of two dudes in New York City to attempt to join something larger than themselves. We know, that’s a tall order with our egos. The attempt to add to the #freefitness and #freecommunity movement that is November Project. Oh boy, what did we get ourselves into? Fuck!
Well 730 days later, here we are. And This Shit Is Still Good! Paul and I have enjoyed a wild ride thanks to everyone who ever #justshowed up and who is still #justshowingup. We felt it would be cool to give some of the newer tribe members some perspective of how this all got kicked off. I tried to narrow down a few pictures, but then thought you can just see for yourself here *
*Yes, I have no life and I have also lost many friends who have unfriended me after my constant barrage of social sharing after every workout we do.
Some key moments that led to this:
– Paul stumbled upon some November Project videos and shared them
– NP landed on the cover of Runners World
– Sara Beaney bugged the hell out of us to start a NP in NYC
Then this e-mail went out to the Mother Ship. Yes, I even spelled my name wrong. Well done!
On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM, John Honerkamp <email@example.com> wrote:
I love your site and the concept of the November Project. My name is
John Honerkamo and I do some coaching in NYC. I have some paid
clients, but most of my runners come to my small groups for free.
I was curious of how I would start something like this in NYC without
needing any waivers and also reducing any liability.
I work for the New York Road Runners for my day job and I know all the
NYRR events require permits and waivers.
I’d like to do more grassroots efforts–would love to connect.
For some reason, this got a response from NP Corporate.
Well, Paul and I considered this more seriously and went for it. I went up to my first NP workout and I was hooked. This needed to be in NYC.
January 22nd, 2014, we were off:
Here are some random highlights since it was tough to narrow down and I have a day job. These are in no particular order.
Wow! Thank You For Being Here! Thank You For Being There! Thank You For Always Being There!
Onward and upward for more #worldtakeover
Wednesday: Meet at The Bridge, E102nd Street Footbridge, Wards Island Side, 5:28am and 6:28am
Bring somebody new.
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