I watched you,you inspired me

I was sat in traffic again this morning and I saw you from behind. I don't know you but I watched you. You were in bright Lycra, like many of us you were quite curvy and walking briskly. I watched in awe there you were out doing it. We were in a huge set of roadworks that are going to be there for months, you were there in all that traffic and all those work men. I watched the work men look and look again, you broke into a run. I thought I wonder if she's doing c25k. The work men watched. I crawled past you in my car, your face was red, you were puffed and had that grim face of determination. I stopped and watched you carry on. I watched other drivers watch you some staring, some looking away and thought we'll done you. You walked again. Past more workmen who spoke I don't know what they said you ignored them. I crawled past you again as you broke into another run I had to suppress the urge to get out of the car and congratulate you for what you were doing. You inspired me I came home got out the treadmill and ran, not in traffic or past workmen like you and thought of you while I ran. My feet are still sore from the sores but you told me to get on with it. I don't know you but today you made a difference to me and who knows may be some one else who sat and watched you

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  • Yeay... great post.. and go you!

    How many of us have been inspired like that. it happens to me when I read the amazing posts on here..:)

  • This is such a brilliant post , loved reading it .

    Yes, inspiration comes from seeing others winning their own personal battles . xxx

  • Thanks it was a great start to the day

  • What a fab post! Thanks for posting this.

  • No worries just had to share

  • Brilliant.... I was running in rush hour traffic yesturday and its hard to completely zone them out but it feels liberating running past queuing traffic!!! Well done too :)

  • It makes people think I could do that

  • I always pull my tummy in and hold my head up a bit higher... :)

  • Excellent post, yes, it sounds like they're doing C25K doesn't it?

  • So all of you feeling nervous about running in public, you just have to think that people are either off in a world of their own and oblivious - or thinking "Good on you" or "That's amazing"

  • It really was hard not winding down the window and yelling we'll done but she did have headphones in

  • Good call - might just have startled her or been misheard and thus misinterpreted. Different if it is quiet and she's coming up to running past you.

  • What a great post Tombenoly😊

    I love seeing others out running it spurs me on too! Good for that lady in lycra I hope she was doing c25k (I bet she was) as she is bound to succeed.

    Keep running everyone.. (if its not too windy) 😊xxx

  • This is such a lovely post. I would love to think someone had had such positive thoughts about me when I was at that stage. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  • I too am spotting those probably on c25k

    I have the urge to say what week are you on but usually have trouble breathing so wave as if I even consider gasping hello I would forget how to run

  • Amazing post! So inspiring and emotional.

    Thank you!

    I am on c5k and struggle while running and even more with motivating to get me out of the door.

  • Such a lovely post. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading every word.

  • Parkrun you are encouraged all the way round with calls of "well done" and "keep it up your doing great" .Since joining them I find myself shouting out to anyone jogging past me in the street on their daily run. Hope they dont mind.

  • What a beautiful post! And well done for being inspired and for running when you got back. I hope your feet are okay now.

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