Globoforce is hosting a conference in early June.
Want to inspire a work culture imbued with purpose, appreciation, and respect? (Join the club.) The event is called WorkHuman. You can read about it here and use the code LRBLOG100 for a discount.
But that’s not the real meat of this story.
The real news is that Globoforce called me and said, “Listen, we know this isn’t in your contract, but you are known for running. Our event is rooted in wellness and balance. We are hoping you would wake up early and lead the conference attendees in a morning run.”
And I was like, “Wait, what? Me? I’m known for being healthy?”
I was blown away because, while I live a semi-healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t feel all that healthy. I’m currently typing this post with one hand and eating a pretzel dipped with Nutella in the other hand.
(Mmmmm. I can type pretty well, thank you very much.)
And what’s even weirder is that I used to go to Florida a lot for work back in 2004-2007. I would eat and drink too much. I would always come home feeling sicker and more depressed than ever. It got to the point where my husband was like, “I’m not sure it’s smart for you to go to Orlando, anymore. Doesn’t seem to agree with you.”
But all of that changed when I left my full-time job in human resources. And every year is better than the last when it comes to my personal wellness journey. My friend, Mark Fogel, recently remarked that I was the healthiest person he knows for a woman who hates company-sponsored wellness plans.
I still hate them, but I hate diabetes and amputations even more.
So I’ll be leading conference attendees on a run in Orlando. Good grief. If that’s not worth the price of admission (with a $100-off discount code), I don’t know what is!