Today as I was doing my 2nd 30-minute jog on a track a slim woman who was jogging faster than me pops by and says, “I am so impressed with you!!”. To which I called out, “You are my goal!!” and laughed… She said something about needing to go faster, but I couldn’t hear her because she was leaping ahead of me.
You know, having someone who is thin and jogs at a nice quick pace tell you (the chunky, turtle jogger) that you impress them is a great encouragement. It made me think I could on forever!! 🙂
After I was done with my jog I happened to see her as we were walking out to our cars and I told her how much it meant to me that she would say that. This was her reply:
She gave me a *BIG HUG* and gushed, “Oh, but you did. I am so impressed that you just kept going. I saw you and thought ‘She’ll quit any minute’ and you didn’t. You just kept going.”
Her mother (I assume) interjected that her husband (who she had been walking with) even commented on how I just kept going.
Amazing. 🙂 Even as I type I’m so tickled with this.
They asked how long I’ve been running and I told them that this is my ninth week. 🙂 We talked about just keeping going and then bid each other farewell.
I’m so excited! Not only because someone noticed that I didn’t quit running, but because I’m actually doing it. I’m doing something I never dreamed I could. Today on the track there was probably 10-15 people walking and only 3 jogging.
I was one of those three and you have no idea what a miracle that is. And to top it off… the skinny chick said I impressed her. That, my friends, was the icing on the proverbial cake.
What a great feeling!!