Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Feeling Convicted

Every year I find myself grumbling about the new people at the gym and how I can't go as fast as I want. Well last night and this morning I am feeling very convicted. I should be applauding and welcoming these people. They are making a choice to get healthy and instead of getting grouchy I need to say hi and make them feel like they belong. I don't know what my problem is. I get so excited when someone I love chooses to start running or go to the gym. Why should I treat strangers any differently? So to all those who I got snippy with last night, I'm sorry. Kudos to you for making a decision to get healthy this year!!!

I put up a few races for the year so far. This is like a second job!!! I am trying to find ones that are fairly close to where I live and don't have a hefty price tag attached. For example, In Feb there is a 10 in Hyannis the next town over but it is $45. No thanks! Some fun ones that I found are in April. One runs over a bridge near where I grew up. The other is a 5k at my old nursery school. I thought it would be so fun to run with Em at my alma matter! I'll add more soon. If anyone knows of some good races in New England...send them my way!!!


  1. I know what you mean about the influx of NYR-ers! And how frustrating it can be! I love your attitude though about celebrating their journey.

  2. Are you doing the Hyannis half? I'm thinking about it! :)

  3. Nancy thanks for checking out my blog!!

    It can be a pain to navigate the gym this time of year. Kudos to you for encouraging new gym goers!