30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 32,896

Ordinary Bravery

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Today, as I watched over 200 people run or walk anywhere from 1 mile to a 10K, I was struck by how much your size doesn't have to limit your capabilities. I saw people that I would say are at a healthy weight struggling to run the 5K, and I saw people who had considerable weight to lose plugging away at the 10K. I was impressed with the everyday courage of these people who were putting it out there and running in honor of a good woman who probably won't be around to see the 2nd anniversary of this race. I felt proud to be a member of the human race watching all of those people running. Each person was doing their best. Some of them were sweaty and red faced and not all that pretty to watch run, but all I could think of when I saw them was how proud I was of what they were doing. It was incredibly encouraging. Next year, they're going to have to find someone else to help direct traffic, because I'll be joining these brave people and taking it one step at a time.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great Blog! emoticon
    1986 days ago
    It's really awesome to watch people walk/run. It's even more awesome to be one of them. You see how beautiful the human race is.
    1986 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by BABAYAGA4