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Encouraging others...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I have been out walking, then jogging, to now running for a few years now. When I started out, I felt like a brick some smart ass thought to add sneakers too. I worked very hard walking and jogging, I mean I really worked, these people that I seen pass me would make it look effortless! If I could catch them I might have kicked them! From my early days of starting out I had always if I passed someone give thema small peace sign or a thumbs up for just being out there, even on occassion I would say great job! It may truly sound corny but I really do love giving them a smile or lil bit of praise, it makes me feel great! I know how hard it is to be out there running!

Now years have gone on, and i am out running faithfully, and I know that i do well at it. Its a passion of mine, some days I still feel like I have bricks on me. Some days I still wish that I was as graceful as the other runners I see out there, that you know..some day I may be really good. I still give people a thumbs up or such when I pass people, its so uplifting to see them smile. I never tire of it.

Today on my run, I passed a lady who was biking with her two beautiful dogs. I had seen her at the 3km point of my run with a pleasant good morning exchanged. I continued on my merry way and had seen her approaching me on the end of my 12km loop with her two dogs. She was all smiles and she said "wow great job". I might have blushed and I know I smiled huge conitinuing my way home. Not once did it ever occur to me that someone else would think to tell me great job, or be impressed by me running!! NEVER had the thought occured to me that another person would think I am doing great out there.

To the lady taking her big beautiful labs out for their excerise this morning...thank you for the encouraging words and making my day!
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  • PARM01
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    emoticon for the reminder to appreciate and encourage!!!!
    1479 days ago
    it does help to hear some encouragement, especially in races where your mind is really going against you. glad you got some today! you'll think about that little bit of encouragement on many runs hereafter.
    2538 days ago
    You are always giving - and thank you for being there. But you deserve credit for doing a FANTASTIC JOB too!
    2538 days ago
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