I Got Motivated By A Marathon Runner!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
My run was a little tough this morning.
I had worked out on the elliptical for an hour yesterday and I guess I worked some muscles that I haven't been using. I was sore and it took me a while to get my rhythm going. I could feel my legs on mile one and I was starting to slow down already, then I saw a gentleman that I see running almost everyday (he is really running, not jogging like me) Anyway, the first time around I just said Hi, the second time, he yelled that I was doing good. I yelled back that I was doing eight miles today and he gave me a thumbs up. I am so competitive that every time I saw him coming on the other side of the road, I would be in my running mode until I had gotten past him. ....Vanity, lol.
When I was finished with my exercise, I saw him again and had a chance to talk for a couple of minutes. He has run 7 marathons and although he doesn't compete any more, he still runs everyday. He is in his mid fifties, so that really motivated me to work harder. He gave me a few tips for my race and I was pleased that he thought I was doing well. Who knows, I may become a runner yet!
Have a good day and stay strong!