I love to chat about running and fitness. Not only with people I know, but also with total strangers. Have a bumper sticker on your car that touts a race or has a running quote on it and I’ll likely comment to you in the Safeway parking lot. If you are wearing running clothes in line at Peet’s I’ll ask how your run went. A lot of people I know through work or my kid’s school are aware of my classes or that I train for races and I love that. I love spreading the word and I hope that I’ll encourage someone to do something out of their comfort zone or make a healthy fitness choice.
Often times when I talk to people about training or running they will say something along the line of “…well, I only (run, walk, Zumba or ride my bike). I could never (run a marathon, get up for boot camp class, do a pushup…)” As if what they are doing can’t compare to training for a marathon or a race.
So here’s a secret…I am inspired by YOU. When my friends post on Facebook that they went to water Zumba class or went to Bikram yoga, I get motivated. I love to see Moms dropping off the kids at school with the intention of going on a hike or a run after drop off and when I see someone not in the best shape huffing and puffing up a hill I give them a silent cheer!
We must celebrate our fitness accomplishments! Go Us! We rock!
Now go run!