To Run or Not to Run?
That was the question this afternoon! My goal for this evening was to complete a cardio workout. My options were spinning class, elliptical machine, or running outside (cannot pass up the amazing weather). I was laying out my options to a friend at work. I mentioned that I probably would not go for a run and my reasons. To be honest, I sometimes chicken out. Some runs are amazing; some runs are not so good. I am always apprehensive because I hate having bad runs. I realize that not every run will be a great run, but I sometimes do chicken out. It happens to the best of us!
As we were ending the conversation, my friend said, "You're going to go for a run."
I looked back at him with surprise, "I'm going to go for a run?!?" Did he know something I did not know?
"You're going to go for a run."
"Ok, I'm going to go for a run." "Why?"
"Because I cannot."
I knew exactly what he meant. I understood. I smiled and nodded.
"Because I cannot go for a run, you are going to run for me."
My friend was in a really bad bicycle accident and experienced great injury to his leg/foot. He cannot run. I can run. I went for the run. I felt amazing! I sent an email to my friend thanking him.
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