Several months ago I was talking to S about being unhappy with where we are in our jobs, financially, physically, life in general. Feeling stagnant.
I asked her what she wanted to do. Out of the blue, she said "run". She doesnt see her self as athletic. Never participated in sports, unless you count laughter.
SO... I decided to pay it forward. "Before you can run you have to walk, lose some weight, train, practice.
I found a 5K and told her that for her birthday, we were going to walk 3.1 miles. She was excited, and then hesitant. She was afraid of slowing me down, of being last, of not being able to finish.
She started Leslie Sansone walking DVD's. I bought her a pedometer and challenged her to 5000 steps a day, then 7500, and eventually 10000. I introduced her to My Fitness Pal. I enjoyed encouraging her!