This is part of a series of posts answering the oft asked question, “Why Do You Joggle?”
While cleaning out my desk I stumbled across my old high school journals. There was an entry from September 3, 1985 in which I wrote…
I gotta do something that people will remember…I want everyone to have some sort of opinion of me. Like, ‘there goes Perry, what a nice guy’ or ‘there goes Perry, I really hate him.’ I think not caring is worse than hating.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons that I joggle. As a runner I am not remarkable. Yes, cutting out the juggling, being more dedicated and training as hard as possible might lift me to the ranks of the top 10% runners in the world. But that means there are still hundreds of thousands of faster runners. 1 in 100,000 is no more memorable than 1 in 1,000,000.
As a joggler, you are almost always unique in your race. People remember you. People have an opinion about you. They’ll love you, or they’ll hate you. But you’ll be remembered.
Not being remembered is tragic.
I joggle to be remembered.
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