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I Look Like a Runner?

Today I received the best compliment ever!

Another runner in my group ran right behind me the entire time.  I heard her mention something about me having a nice stride to our coach late in the run but wasn’t sure exactly what she said.  I tried not to think about it because I am a bit self-conscious about how I look when I run.

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Because I really feel like I look like that often when I run.  That’s one of the reasons I like running in the morning vs. afternoon.  Fewer people around to see me running.

When we get back to our gym (our start/finish), the runner approaches me and tells me that I have a great even stride, my run looked “effortless” and it was like she “was watching a movie about running.”

Um?…

What?…

Who?…

Me?!

Effortless?  I don’t think so.  My runs feel anything but effortless.  I’m beginning to think she must have been blinded by the rain we ran in or sweat or something…

But isn’t it amazing how a few kind words from a relative stranger (this group has only ran together 5 or 6 times now and I have never really talked to her before) can make us feel so good.  And with those few kind words, she became my new favorite person in the world!

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Today is Day 2 of the 7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge.  My plan was to do some grocery shopping before today’s smoothie.  That didn’t happen, because I was starving after my run this morning.  I wanted a smoothie now!!  And given that I was starving, my brain refused to think of anything original to mix and since I loved yesterday’s smoothie, I went with the same recipe today.

And maybe because I was starving, but I think today’s smoothie tasted even better.  It really hit the spot!

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What’s the nicest compliment you have ever received?