Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pay it Forward

Im a quiet person, living on the edge of the crowd. Quiet, middle class, keep to myself type person.

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!

September 27th, the day after her 41st birthday she walked her first 5K. I cried when she finished!!! My slowest 5K ever, but the proudest and best!!!!

Do you have a gift. Something that you can share? Pay it forward and reap the blessings!! 

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