Monday, July 20, 2020

You're Doing Fine

The other day I was running with a group (on Thursday mornings we do a HIIT workout and then a 4K run together) and during the run, one of the ladies said to me "you're really good at running". I was sort of taken aback since I do not think that about myself.  Instead I always feel like I'm running slowly and that I'm barely succeeding.  This is in fact how I think of myself when I'm running (this is Baymax from Big Hero 6):

But isn't it interesting that other people see you in a different way and they don't hear the stories that are going on inside your head.  I was keeping up with the group, holding my stride, getting up that hill (even though I was out of breath at the top), but I keep going.  She thought I was doing great, and I was! I don't run everyday, but I try to run at least once a week and I'd like to keep this going for as long as I can.  I am not the fastest, but I am not the slowest, and I'm a good runner :)

So on that note, remember to pay someone a compliment.  It can really turn someone's day around.  They may be hearing all of the negative stories on their head, and they should hear that they are doing well.  We often compare ourselves to others, which can work to be motivation, but really we are just competing with ourselves, so keep going, you're doing fine!

1 comment:

  1. Great advice, Sarah. A thoughtful comment like that can really make a difference. And really is an easy gift to give others.