My connection was delayed through Charlotte and I was forced to run through the airport. I had to get from the end of one concourse to the end of the next concourse. I was meeting colleagues on the plane and they told me I had 7 minutes to make the run. Luckily all the running I do had prepared me for it. It was also helpful that the shoes I wear are really running shoes. Never would’ve made it wearing my boots.
I’ve never played football, but I know what a running back must feel as they surge forward and scan the field for the next hole to run through. In my case though, when people saw me barreling towards them – dragging a rolling suitcase – they got out of my way. If this were football, they would be trying to tackle me. Never would’ve made my flight in that scenario.