Angels on my Running Route

Thanks for the support on losing those 10 lbs.  🙂  Feels good to know that I have lots of people standing behind me and supporting me in my journey.

It is people supporting me and trying to inspire others that really keeps me moving forward.  I moved 5 more miles in the right direction with my run this morning.  The weather is perfect right now.  The mornings start out in upper 50’s and then the highs are in the mid to upper 80s.  Perfect weather for running in the morning, but warm enough by the time I leave for work that I don’t need my jacket.  If it could be like this year round I would be in heaven.  😀 

This mornings workout was calling for 4 – 5 miles.  I have to admit it was so tempting to stop at the 4 mile mark this morning.  I was just finishing going up one of the hills in my neighborhood.  As I neared the top there was an older gentleman walking his grandkids to the bus stop.  He stopped as the kids crossed to watch me run by.  I heard him mumble, “That’s right” as I was walking by.  I glanced at him and he repeated “That’s great” a couple times with a big smile on his face.  It made me smile and made me keep going for that extra mile. 

I have experiences like that all the time that help me keep going.  Last Wednesday it was the young guy riding his bike to work that saw me out of the corner of his eye and tried following me with his gaze.  That was a little uncomfortable, but since he wasn’t watching where he was going he ran into the curb and fell onto the sidewalk.  It was hilarious.  Last Friday it was the soccer team made up of 3-year olds.  The coach was teaching them soccer via Simon Says.  I have never seen anything so cute in my life!  It made it hard not to smile as I ran the 1/2 mile that wrapped around their little coned off soccer field.  Then there is my little fuzzy running partner.  There is a tiny white dog in the one court that joins me on my runs when he is off his leash.  Sometimes it is hard to shake him when I near his owner, but when he is in the house I can hear him barking at me and it brings back fun memories of our runs together.  These people are the angels on my running route that help me keep going and put a smile on my face.  🙂

2 Responses to “Angels on my Running Route”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Very cool, Katie. Nothing like starting your day with a couple of smiles and a run. Starts it out just right. I love being outside running or riding by others doing the same thing — guaranteed to get a wave or hi — it’s an amazing community.

  2. patmonahan Says:

    very nice post. sounds like that soccer coach is great. I like it when there’s people to watch as I run.

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