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I am a real runner

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Last night while out for my run the wind was blowing crazy hard. It was so load that I couldnít hear my music over it. Normally Iím a firm believer in music when I run. I think it helps me stay motivated and I hate listening to myself breathe heavily. But I figured since I couldnít hear the music I might as well take off my headphones and Iím really glad I did. First, I leaned that I donít run any slower without music. I thought that without the steady beat of music I would slow down, but I didnít. Second, I always see people out running when I am. Itís this great community of people that all nod and smile to each other as they pass. It sort of makes you feel like youíre part of the club. Without my headphones in people didnít just nod at me but they all said hello and made some comment about how itís a great day for a run. I had no idea how encouraging that could be. IT made me feel like I was a real runner in their eyes. Iíve always told people Iím a jogger because I donít run very fast. Iím pretty sure there are people out there who can walk faster than I run. But every person I passed made me feel like a real runner. So while I donít think Iíll run without music every day because I can get lost in a really good song and forget that Iím running I think I will try it more often. And when I do Iím going to make a conscious effort to try and encourage the people I run past because you just never know how it will affect them.
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GRONKLIFE89 4/23/2014 5:23PM

    This is great. Took my headphones out the other day and this old lady who was fixing up her garden just looked at me with a smile and a thumbs up. No words needed, and man did it motivate me. Some people out there are great!

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