Last Friday, as many wrestled with the idea of running the NYC Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I submitted a proposal asking that people use Charity Miles to join the marathon from afar, even if only for a few miles.
My experiences in Ghana taught me that I am my most authentic and joyous self when I am empowering others to run forward -- toward dreams, toward passions, toward fulfilling lives. Making others count makes time count.
My journey in social entrepreneurship began not with a business plan, but rather when nothing went according to plan. I turned adversity into opportunity by creating Give Running, which teaches youth, through running, the skills that serve as a foundation for success in all aspects of life.