Thursday, March 17, 2016

We can do hard things in life

There are many analogies to life and running.  This morning was our 20-mile run in preparation for the Salt Lake Marathon on April 16, and afterwards I can still walk :).

An experience happened today that I have been reflecting on as another life lesson.  We were on about mile 16 running up a hill.  We were feeling it.  Just a little further until we reached the top of the hill.   A car pulled over and a nice friendly woman got out of her car.  She came up and gave me a hug.  It was sweet and automatically gave us all a lift!  She said she had noticed us earlier running in Centerville.  She wanted to find us and tell us thank you and that we reminded her We can do hard things in life.  It was so fun to visit with her and meet her sweet little boys.  

We were lifted by her willingness to take the time and stop and cheer us on.  Although she felt we had inspired her ... I felt inspired and lifted by her.  The example she sent to her boys was beautiful.  I was reminded to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate others and the way they are impacting our lives.  After her hug, there was an extra bounce in my step as we finished running up that hill.

Photo Credit - Rick Egan, Salt Lake Tribune

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