Thursday, July 2, 2009

Training for life


During a Tuesday evening walk with my wife around the one-mile perimeter of a park, I observed several people out for their evening jogging and running workouts. Watching them in action brought back pleasant memories of my yesteryear running days. Recently I made a "business decision" to retire from running.

One “older woman” out for her evening run caught my attention. She was wearing the kind of t-shirt they give to people who participate in fun runs; you know the 5k and 10k type. She wasn’t running at an impressive pace by any stretch of the imagination, but there was something about the way she was running that made me think she might be training for an upcoming fun run.

She was running in one direction and my wife and I were walking in the other direction so we were destined to cross paths at some point during our evening forward-motion movement activities.

At the moment we crossed paths, made eye contact and exchanged smiles, I asked her if she was training for something. I liked her answer. She told me she was training for life.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a great story--made me smile.
Thanks :)

Keep on training,
Donna

pierini said...

Hi Donna,

You have been staying below the radar screen at Pierini Fitness. Thanks for coming up for air, the visit and your comment.

Have a great July 4th weekend!