A fellow grad student (someone I don’t know well at all… a kind lady I exchange smiles with everyday), walking down the hall, just stopped me to ask me running questions. She started by saying, “I know you run a lot, and I’m running a half marathon soon… can I ask you some questions?” I can’t tell you how happy that made me :)
I blog because I know my family likes to keep tabs on me (sorry for being so boring guys), but I also really love it when fellow bloggers (or even random strangers I’ve never met) can take home something of meaning after reading one of my posts.
I don’t blog about deep meaningful stuff all that often (though in real life, I’m quite the cheese ball/sap/let’s-talk-about-how-you-feel type), but it’s super cool to me when folks say that I’ve inspired them somehow. Or come to me for running advice (not that I know all that much).
We all have people who inspire us in different aspects of our lives. So today, to pay it forward, I want to acknowledge one runner who inspires ME everyday…
Melon. one of my best friends from high school and a hell of a runner. she could run sub 20 5Ks in her sleep. she’s a tough love “suck it up” kinda runner and those are my favorite. she told me this quote once “running may be your life. but your life is not running”. i love the balance she has in life/love/running/work. It’s really a shame that you don’t have a blog, Melon. You should get on that.
In other running related news, I ran for 30 glorious minutes this morning. First run back since CIM. Felt pretty solid, except for the massive wipeout I had. Picture me, soaring through the air, skidding to a stop on the pavement, superman style, while Weez stood there laughing at me. Okay, he didn’t laugh at me, but I would have if I were him. The bad news? Is that Weez’s potential stress fracture issue is rearing its ugly head again and he probs won’t be running anytime soon :( Stupid injuries!
Who inspires YOU?
How was your most recent run?
When was the last time you wiped out while running?