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Acknowledged

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This morning I was into my music and into my elliptical workout when suddenly I was aware of a round wrinkled face with bright white hair, mouth moving, in what I considered my personal space. I slipped the left earpiece out and he repeated, "Are you trying to commit suicide?"

I was stunned and uncertain. Then he smiled. I assured the frail man, who had to be 85 years old, that on the contrary, I was working to live a long, healthy life. In fact, I bragged, I'm a runner and this is an easy workout for me. Satisfied, he wandered off.

He came back, though, when I was finished to check out my workout statistics on the machine. I guess I should be honored. Acknowledgement comes in a lot of different forms.

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_LINDA 1/25/2013 12:37AM

    I think I would have fallen off the machine in shock if someone did that to me LOL.
Isn't that a sort of back handed compliment he gave. Smart and great answer you returned :) Nosy old gent looking at your stats.. I guess I should be glad I can work out on my elliptical at home in total peace and zen, at one with the music..

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AQUAGIRL08 1/24/2013 7:39PM

    That just shows that your awesomeness attracts admirers of all shapes and sizes!

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CONTENTCHRIS 1/23/2013 11:46AM

    I have to agree with the flirt comments! emoticon

A healthy, fit, confident women is hard to not notice!

Your all 3!

We love you hun Keep it up!

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ME_B4_INSANITY 1/23/2013 9:55AM

    emoticon Keep being an inspiritaion.

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MEXGAL1 1/23/2013 9:41AM

    totally cool! you must have looked like you were working hard.
good for you.
Have a terrific day!

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DONNABRIGHT 1/23/2013 7:20AM

    emoticon

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XFITSTRONG 1/23/2013 6:10AM

    HA! That's great! :)

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SHRINKINGSHERI 1/23/2013 5:37AM

    emoticon I probably would have freaked out then laughed. Good for you for rocking that work-out.

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LEPETITCHIHUA 1/22/2013 9:19PM

    Ok so flirting can be nice too emoticon

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/22/2013 8:18PM

    Um, I probably would have shrieked. I have a low tolerance level for getting startled when people suddenly pop up in my personal space!

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RUN4FOOD 1/22/2013 8:13PM

    As we get older we tend to loose our filter. We say and do things that we would not when we were younger. Other people at the gym are probably equally impressed with what you are doing, but they aren't willing to say anything.
Continue being impressive.

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MSLZZY 1/22/2013 7:59PM

    You certainly made an impression!

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HDHAWK 1/22/2013 7:45PM

    That's cool!

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REFFIE1 1/22/2013 7:25PM

    I think he may have been flirting with you. But luckily, you can outrun him! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/22/2013 7:21PM

    You ARE awesome, Marsha! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 1/22/2013 7:14PM

    So cool!! And so nice to be acknowledged. Maybe you'll inspire him too!

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ROOSTER72 1/22/2013 7:08PM

    Many at the gym would be impressed by you.
An 80+ year old is more likely to acknowledge it - they are less easily embarrassed!

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GABY1948 1/22/2013 7:04PM

    emoticon emoticon WOW a gym stalker...LOL...I think he just wanted to flirt with the cutie!

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KANOE10 1/22/2013 5:53PM

    Excellent. he was impressed with yourworkout.

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MEADSBAY 1/22/2013 5:41PM

    Auuwww... he was jealous!
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PMFISH 1/22/2013 5:16PM

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NEW-CAZ 1/22/2013 5:09PM

    A great NSV! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 1/22/2013 5:07PM

    Excellent!

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EDUCGRAD 1/22/2013 5:07PM

    You were having a great workout!You rock emoticon

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JOYINKY 1/22/2013 4:52PM

    He had to be thinking you're AWESOME! We do!! emoticon

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