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“Good for her!”

The other day, my husband and I were driving down a busy street in Ankeny.  It was kind of a chilly, windy day and the sun was nowhere to be found.  I was enjoying the fabulous fall colors when I noticed a younger gal jogging down the sidewalk.

Most often, my first thought would be of jealousy that she was enjoying a good jog and I wasn’t.  But this scenario was a bit different.  First of all, it wasn’t that great of a running day. And also, the girl didn’t seem to be having a great go at it.  She was on the larger side and it looked as though it was her first try at jogging and it was taking all her effort just to get the body to move in the same direction.

Now, I just want to clarify that this situation is not one of judgment.  Let me tell you why.

I told my husband to look over and I said, “Good for her!” to him.  He saw her, waited a second and replied, “I wonder what happened to make her decide to go for a run?”

A couple of things… I love my husband for not being judgmental.  Could you imagine what other less open-minded people were saying driving by her?  Secondly, wouldn’t it be great to know what the reason was that she decided to go for a jog that day?  In the cold, on one of Ankeny’s busiest streets, obviously not caring about what people thought of her?

So here’s a question to you?  Have you been in a situation like this?  What was the situation that made you want to jump with both feet first?  Also, was there someone to cheer you along or was it squarely on your shoulders to keep yourself accountable?

I hope this gal has continued with her jogging without injury or setback and that she is well on her way to meeting her health goals.  Seriously, good for her!!

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