“I’m done with running.” These were the words I told my wife after I crossed the finish line of our fourth half-marathon. Two days later I sent her a text saying “Let’s run our first full marathon.”  Turns out this is a very common transition for runners. It’s a true addiction…but at least a healthy one for the most part. So, in 13 weeks I’m going to be running the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth, TX. Yee-haw. Whether I want to admit it or not…running has become a passion.

My other passion is public relations and storytelling. I’m the Director of Communications for a public school district in Texas and I absolutely love my job. 90 percent of the time while running for a PR (personal record) I’m thinking of PR (Public Relations). See what I did there?  Whether it’s content marketing, a feature video, or  an upcoming event…to succeed in public relations you constantly have to have the wheels spinning in your brain. Running has become my happy place to process ideas and strategies.

In this blog I’m going to take you through my training of running my first full marathon…and share PR thoughts that swirl in my head as I run. Sometimes, there might be a direct correlation…somedays it might be a “stretch”. That was horrible and I promise to do better.

Feel free to join the conversation on public relations or personal records!