Welcome, friends, to another Friday potluck.
On forward progress:
Yesterday I was out for a run: a cruise-y, life is good, my-legs-feel-fast kind of run.
Up ahead I saw a lady doing the tired-runner shuffle. She was (how do I say this to illustrate the scene without seeming critical?) quite heavy-set - not just a few pounds overweight, but clearly struggling on the edges of obesity. She was flying the flag of a new runner: brand-shining-new running clothes and shoes. Hers was not a face I've seen on the roads before (and this is a small town with an even smaller cast of regular runners.)*
I watched her forward progress, and it made my heart happy.
Her run that day, I am sure, was harder than mine.
But she was out there.
Putting effort into getting into shape, into taking control of her health and fitness.
One step at a time.
THAT is inspiring.
And it reminded me of this:
Which also reminded me that I absolutely LOATHE this meme:
Am I the only person in the world who finds this offensive, rather than funny?
It's Friday, time to stop being serious.
Have you seen texts from a dog?
If not, go. Now.
Productivity be damned!
Happy Friday, people!
PS - Tomorrow is the beginning of National Park Week. Entry is free to all national parks all week long!
*PPS - Afternoon edits made for clarification based on the very thoughtful comments provided by T, below.
Who (or what) inspired you this week?