Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So INSPIRED!

Erin and I before our run!

I love to be INSPIRED!  Who doesn't, RIGHT?  I love hearing peoples success stories, whatever it may be.  There is a beautiful young lady who lost 70 pounds in the last 6 months.  It has been amazing to see the transformation!  She is in the gym all the time working very hard. 

The other day I texted her to tell her how proud I am of her and to keep up the great work.  Her reply mentioned running together sometime...SOLD!  So we decided to run Friday morning.  I was so excited to get some time to chat with her and catch up and see how she has been doing and also to hear about the weight loss journey.  We ran the turkey trot route, with is a 5k.  She have never ran a 5k without walking.  She recently ran the Santa Run that I did last month but walked towards the end.  We took it nice and slow and just enjoyed chatting.  She was doing so great the whole way and then we came to the major hill at the end of our run.  I had told her before we got to it...Decide now that you are going to run up it...don't decide on the hill...that is never good.  (Making any major running decisions on a HILL will never end well). 

We took it easy, but kept running.  I coached her all the way up it!  She did AMAZING!  It was so exciting.  I never know if I am driving people crazy by talking to them and coaching them through the hard parts of runs...but she seemed OK with it!  We pushed it at the end and she ran her first 5K without stopping and it was NOT a FLAT route...the HILL at the end is forever and gets worse at the end. 

It was so inspiring to be a part of.  I love runs like those!  It makes me so happy to be a runner and to help people do something they wouldn't otherwise do.  I was bragging about her amazing accomplishment at the gym...so, so proud.  I was so sad to hear later that day that she hurt her ankle playing racquetball.  I saw her last night and she said her ankle is getting better and she is hoping we can run again on Friday!  Hope it works out.  So great...SO GREAT!


Happy after our 5k!

What inspires you?

10 comments:

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

You coached me up that darn hill too, but I walked some of it. Way to go Erin...

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love runs like that! Getting to help other runners push themselves is awesome.

Ewa said...

OK Jill, could you run with me? I need somebody to push me. So if you don't mind driving to Bay Area to keep me company. :)
I think it is a wonderful thing to share you love with others.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Great post!! I love all the people that we meet and connect with through this funny thing called running..

Rae said...

That's awesome!

Kerrie T. said...

I think I know this hill. Scary hill.

Love this post!

momof3 said...

What inspires me? You. You inspire me with posts like this.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

So aweseome!!! You're the best Jill...and your friends is truly an inspiration!!!

Julie D. said...

I love it! you can see the feeling of accomplishment on her face! YOU are inspiring, jill! Runs don't get better than that!

FruitFly said...

Bloggers always inspire me every day. When I'm feeling down on myself I can read any post and I will always leave smiling and feeling better and wanting to run!

And Steve Prefontaine. I can't help it, I'm obsessed. But that obsession drives me to work harder at each run I do!

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