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?