Misconceptions

Something happened this morning on my walk/cycle ride into work, that made me stop and think!

I graduated around last September and have been running 3 times a week (with the odd hiccup here and there), two 30 minute runs in the week and a longer one at the weekend, but to be honest, still don't really consider myself a 'runner'! Don't know why, just don't.

Any how, this morning, as I was walking up the very steep hill on my way to work (the bit I don't cycle!) I saw a lady on the other side of the road, jogging down the hill, now I was probably walking faster up the hill pushing my bike than she was jogging down it. Lets also say she was on the 'curvy' side, and the other side of 40. She was dressed the part though, in some very striking leggings! Now this time last year I may have thought, 'what's that silly woman doing, but a year on, you know what, I felt bloody proud!!!! I actually wanted to run over the road and give her a hug and tell her how impressed I was!!! I actually surprised myself by getting quite emotional, and was almost in tears! How strange.

Just made me think, how wrong you can be about somethings, and how we are all on this running journey, no matter how fast or slow, how short or long our runs are, we are family, and we are no longer sat on that flaming couch!!!!!

So to the lady jogger who was out there at 7am this morning, giving it her all,.... you go gal!!!!!

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  • What a fab post! I know what you mean though. When I see another runner I think we're in this special club but we're the only ones who know the magic word ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Oh and btw, you ARE a runner!

  • Yep, go girl ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Good for you too ๐Ÿ˜€ That's lovely ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿค—

  • Totally agree... go her and everyone out there doing it!

  • Know what you mean about not considering yourself a runner. I graduated last October & still don't consider myself one either. Trusting that in time my thinking will change. Maybe it's that it still seems possible to stop ... not that I have any intention of doing that :-D

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