By Joseph Levy, American Suntanning Association
I had the privilege in November of running in and completing the New York City Marathon – an event and distance I never thought I’d attempt at this point in my life. One of the things I learned over the summer and fall from six months of three early-morning runs a week and a long run each weekend was that my 30 years of service to this market have been and will continue to be a lot like training for and running a marathon.
A marathon is more than just one long day. For me, it was a six-month process you dedicate yourself to. Unexpected obstacles – from training injuries to scheduling problems – leap out everywhere along the journey. But you learn to expect the unexpected, make mid-course adjustments, figure things out as you go and simply keep moving if you want to reach your goal in the long run. All while staying true to your core mission.