This morning I decided to do a 5 miler at the clubhouse at my condo. It was really early but I was pleasantly surprised to have 3-4 other people join me on the treadmills.
No, I do not know these people. They are residents to the condo just like me. But they share a common passion- running endless miles at crack of dawn.
There are few words to express how I am motivated by other runners. Even if they hop on and off the treadmill beside me for 20 minutes it is still 20 minutes that I get to run with someone.
Haha, I always think about this when at the gym but have never written it down before. Its sooo true though! I get energy from other people's energy. Sounds crazy but it's true!
While on the treadmill, I glanced out the window and saw the most GORGEOUS sunrise over the intracoastal waterway.
That's why I run. Everything else can seem to be in disarray around me. I have reports to finish for work, doctor's appointments to schedule, bills to pay, laundry, the list continues, but all that doesn't matter the second I put on my running shoes and hit the pavement (or tread in the case of this morning).
At the end of my workout, a woman doing weights asked me if I was training for the Palm Beach Marathon in Dec. She said she is going to try to do th half and she always sees me running. I told her I was thinking about it.
She told me to at least do the half. I think I am going to! Its the first step of registering that is always the hardest commitment to make- but I would be soo happy with a goal!
Thank you gym people for the encouragement!