Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm a High-Fiver! Are you?

A great experience just happened for me and I had to come home and blog it quick before the moment got washed away in the sands of time...

I love to run the LSU lakes, its beautiful. After having recently finished my first 5K I wanted to go for a run, to do it again, and to get some good sweatin' exercise in.

So I got my headphones, turned on my mileage tracker and off I went...

I started huffing, I start pounding the pavement... and I started getting tired...

I got through the first mile, then I started walking... gave myself a breather and then started running again. As I was running I thought about giving up, I thought about how lonely I was, how I wished for that motivation and wished for my friends from Fitbloggin to be by my side.

I missed the support. I missed the love.

So I decided, you know what, the next person who comes by, I'm gonna high-five them... And so I did...

"Good job! Good job! High-Five!" And she smiled, and she high-fived back.

Hey, that felt good, I'm gonna do it again!

"Alright now, keep going! Good job!" SLAP

Wow I really liked that...

So I kept going, I kept high-fiving... the next person and the next. The group of girls talking, the lady walking her dog, everyone who was out there for a walk or run, I gave them a high-five and shouted some motivational words.

And it felt good.

And I kept on running. I felt invigorated. Cause for every person I helped to motivate with my high-five it felt better for me ten-fold. I was huffing and I was puffing but I kept going cause I wanted to high five the next person!

Some of them laughed, Some shouted back "You too!" And as they did I felt that same feeling. That same motivation.

I felt alive.

As I type this I have goosebumps, because I love that feeling. When finished with my run I almost wanted to run again just to do it again!

From now on on every run I go on I'll high-five. I don't care if they don't high-five back, or if people think I'm crazy.

I'm a High-Fiver! Are you?

6 comments:

  1. YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS!! If you had high-fived me, you would have made my day!!! I am SO a high-fiver and I dole them out without abandon. Seriously, I get strange looks ALL THE TIME. But really, who doesn't love a good high-five? :)

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  2. While I high-fived a lot this weekend at the 5k I can honestly say I've never done it when I was just out on a run. Given how great it felt on Friday I bet it would feel almost as good elsewhere as well.

    I think I'm gonna give it a shot, thanks … *high-five*

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  3. That is awesome! I would love to come across someone else pounding the pavement & share a high five! That's beyond awesome!

    Sarah @ Thinfluenced

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  4. That is awesome! I would love to come across someone else pounding the pavement & share a high five! That's beyond awesome!

    Sarah @ Thinfluenced

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  5. i love this post.. kudos to you for being an inspiration and for inspiring others.. you have no idea how much that high five meant to someone :-)

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