The words of a complete stranger can make a person’s morning!
I felt blah this morning when waking up and forced myself out of the door for a 5 mile easy paced run.
Whole Foods is an easy stop on my way home and I love their iced coffee; I treat myself to it on Saturdays and last Saturday, a random guy commented on my calves while I was waiting for my drink. I was unsure if he was using that as an excuse to talk to me since he continued the conversation when he saw me at my car. I don’t wear my wedding ring when running so I am leery of guys talking to me when I’m not wearing it.
Today I still felt blah getting my coffee and I noticed a young lady looking at me; I assumed it was because I had a lovely, post-run odor. Then she said, “You have impressive calves.” Not what I expecting! I recovered quickly, laughed and said, “Thanks. I love to run a little bit.” She laughed and commented back just a little. That quick exchange and her compliment totally made my morning.
I admit I posted on IG about it since it will serve as a reminder to give other strangers compliments (when appropriate); you never know if it will be the thing that turns around that person’s day.
|Here’s what happens when you run on your toes when wanting to run midfoot|
I carried that positive mood with me to my Pilates reformer private session and really enjoyed the session. I’ve been struggling with dealing with stressful things in my life and I was able to let it go and focus on the mind-body connection that makes Pilates so effective.