Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hooray for small steps!

My dog sitter neighbor friend called me up and asked to help her buy some running shoes. She knows to actually do it the right way as much as she has heard me talking about correct tools for the job. In this case we went to one of the local running stores (the only one I will buy from) and got her fitted for some shoes. I even got her to pick up a pair of socks since she normally only wears the 12 pack cotton ones from Walmart and those should be outlawed. Seriously.
She did push the line when she needed a sports bra, I can only help so much and that's out of my realm of knowledge. I wouldn't ask her to help me pick out thongs (just an example for you visual type folks).

In 2 weeks she has started to learn about preparedness and has made a commitment to getting in better shape and being healthier. I'm glad I was able to help, no one has ever taken me up on my offer to get them running. Sure, the mile took us 18 minutes to run/walk but she did it and I couldn't be happier to see someone making the effort. She was very happy to see the car at the end of the run and I headed off to finish another hour or so. I'm really worn out right now but my running day off isn't until tomorrow so I have to push through my mental block and nail a 2 hour run tonight.

So hooray for someone taking small steps to a better self. I'm very proud of her.
I run by this kind of scenery daily. I'm spoiled.


  1. max - i am really glad that you found someone who you can share info about preparedness and trail running with.

    now with that said - if you don't stop it with the visuals of naked bosses and buying thongs - then i am gonna have to come down there and smack the bejeezuz out of you!

    (the above-noted comment is meant in a very friendly manner. however, any additional comments about naked bosses or thongs will be considered threats and appropriate action will need to be taken.)


  2. You are welcome to come down anytime you want, I can always use someone to talk to on a 3 hour run.