My run was quite late today. I ran after taking PJ to school. JC is on vacation so we didn't do our normal 5am run. No visor, the sun was beaming, so I got me some color. I was a little hesitant initially, I was afraid of the hamstring wanted to tell me something like "you cant run today 'cause I don't feel like it." But I guess he missed running just as I did these last few days, so I went on and ran 5 miles. Lots of bikers, walkers, strollers and smiles. It was a good run starting out.
On my way back, I could feel those couple of days absence, where I had to give myself the 'push talk' and using the excuse of the sun (mind you the temperature was awesome, low 70's)
being hot on me. But I didn't have enough excuses to give up, so pushed and was feeling the weight of my own lack of push and just going into blah, blah land.
This older lady who I saw at beginning of my run on a big three wheel bike, started smiling and waving at me, very cheerful like I was in a parade. Immediately it drew smile to face and when my smile came up, my elbows came up too, when my elbows started rising my stride started to widened and I was back. My smile remained a good tenth of a mile, and my thoughts wondered on her smile and let that take me to my finish. The power of a smile. You've probably heard this before, but try it. If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!