Running a Marathon - Stress Relief for a busy Recruiter!

As a member of the busy staffing community, one way I deal with stress is by running. Ever want to run a marathon? Check out this real-time, up-close-and-personal video I did of me running the 2010 Columbus Marathon just a couple of days ago...

See Marathon Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh1vWbPwqJA

See what its like to run a marathon. Experience it from watching short interviews along the way with a school teacher and a homemaker - both doing their first marathons - and a 76 year old man doing his 80th marathon.

What do YOU do to cope with STRESS?

The staffing industry has proven to be a stressful industry even in good times. During the past 3 years, we've endured the most difficult recession ever. And even though the economy is starting to pick back up, we should still be conscious of the stressful nuture of our industry, and take a few minutes to consider our health and the things we do to stay healthy!

Easy in theory - DIFFICULT in implementation! Staying on an exercise program and making a lifestyle change with regard to your diet are not easy items to tackle.

I find that challenging myself to run races - marathons in my case - helps me to have something to look forward to and modivates me to get out there and run on those cold, dark mornings when I'd rather stay in bed than run or exercise.

To be clear, I am by no means a marathon racehorse. I'm more like a marathon mule - probably won't get there in big hurry, but I'll eventually get there...

See Marathon Video

I love the lessons running teaches that relate so directly to recruiting, staffing and business in general: stay the course, put one foot in front of the other, keep moving even when you are beat, and most importantly --- NEVER, EVER quit!

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Perrin Peacock
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Comment by C. B. Stalling!! on October 21, 2010 at 2:02pm
I make placement to releave stress....
Comment by Daniel Sullivan on October 21, 2010 at 3:21pm
Couldn't agree more. Running my 2nd NYC Marathon in 2 weeks. Cracked 4hrs in my first attempt last year @ age 45.

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