Yes, I’m flying high off of tackling a once unsurmountable goal. I’m also humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support for those who donated to the charity for which I was racing. Yet, the real reason why the experience was so rewarding is because my 26.2 mile journey through the streets of New York gave me a rare glimpse at humanity. I saw more random acts of kindness that day than I’ve seen in years of living in this great city.
Sunday’s marathon was a sharp departure from the rough and tumble rat race that is New York City.
That’s my story. What random acts of kindness did you see?
Ryan Frankel is CEO of VerbalizeIt. He’s a travel and endurance athletics enthusiast and a former investor on behalf of Goldman Sachs. He was recently named a Top 35 Under 35 entrepreneur by Inc. Magazine. He lives in New York City with his beautiful wife. Write to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.