"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chat With the Skinny Girl

Today as I was doing my 2nd 30-minute jog on a track a slim woman who was jogging faster than me pops by and says, "I am so impressed with you!!". To which I called out, "You are my goal!!" and laughed... She said something about needing to go faster, but I couldn't hear her because she was leaping ahead of me.

Me? Impressive?

You know, having someone who is thin and jogs at a nice quick pace tell you (the chunky, turtle jogger) that you impress them is a great encouragement. It made me think I could on forever!! :)

After I was done with my jog I happened to see her as we were walking out to our cars and I told her how much it meant to me that she would say that. This was her reply:

She gave me a *BIG HUG* and gushed, "Oh, but you did. I am so impressed that you just kept going. I saw you and thought 'She'll quit any minute' and you didn't. You just kept going."

Her mother (I assume) interjected that her husband (who she had been walking with) even commented on how I just kept going.

Amazing. :) Even as I type I'm so tickled with this.

They asked how long I've been running and I told them that this is my ninth week. :) We talked about just keeping going and then bid each other farewell.

I'm so excited! Not only because someone noticed that I didn't quit running, but because I'm actually doing it. I'm doing something I never dreamed I could. Today on the track there was probably 10-15 people walking and only 3 jogging.

I was one of those three and you have no idea what a miracle that is. And to top it off... the skinny chick said I impressed her. That, my friends, was the icing on the proverbial cake.

What a great feeling!!


  1. That is awesome! I am in awe at your running ability as well. I think it is wonderful that "skinny chick" gave you, a person she does not even know, a big shoutout! Keep it up!

  2. what a great feeling and a very well deserved comment, Leah you are doing fantastic!

  3. HI leah i am so encouraged by your blog, i can only check it at work cause of my home blocker. Keep up the great work. Hello to the kids and Freddy!

  4. You are impressive! And not only to the skinny chick in the gym, but to every single one of us who reads your blog.

    You are doing this - you are getting healthy, getting fit, and losing weight. Yay Leah!

  5. Sounds like you are officially a runner now :)
    I always say 'i'm going running', but I still feel like I walk as much as I run lol
    I hope I am as advanced as you are in my 9th week!

  6. That's so awesome! And isn't it funny how people make assumptions that just aren't true and you totally blew them away :D

  7. Are you kidding me? What's not to like!