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  • Writer's picturelisaannettestanley

Racing. Unifying or Divisive???

While I have NEVER RACED A DAY IN MY LIFE, the 46th Annual Houston Marathon is today in Downtown Houston. The first running of the Houston Marathon was on December 30, 1972 before being moved to MLK Weekend

Me at the George R Brown Convention Center Finishline Houston Marathon 2012


The International Event always puts Houston in the Public Eye, hopefully for the right reasons.

Given the current cultural climate, I gotta question the motivation of all this Racing around here.

How are WOMEN responsible for this???

I even need to question the motivation of long-time friends. Do they ever actually read a thing I say all the way through, or are they vying to win some prize at the finish line???

People need to check their MOTIVATION., their reasons for doing things.

Is it for the Right Reasons or overly aggressive competition???

Following Marathon Weekend will be the Women's March, a peaceful protest - not a RACE, encouraging EQUALITY, UNITY & RESPECT.

I was there in 2017, I will be there again this year, marching for equality for all PEOPLE.

The course for the Houston Marathon is literally in my backyard, so I may get dressed in the frigid cold this morning & walk my dog Coco down to the end of my street (like I do every year) to cheer the runners on.

How do we as a people STOP RACING???

Yes, I'd Like to Thank the Academy: How to Tame the Red Carpet in YOUR Office

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