A week ago I started running again for the first time in over a year.
I've been pushing myself hard every single day.
Today I was running on a trail, and I passed a guy.
He made eye contact and gave me a thumbs up.
I was running back, and I passed him again.
This time he said "keep it up buddy."
I dont know why, but that was like rocket fuel.
I was almost blown up,
but that got me going and I finished strong.
I saw him again on my last lap.
He asked me about my goal for the day,
and we talked for a second.
He gave me some encouraging words
and we moved on.
It was a simple thing,
but it made me push harder when I was ready to give in.
Point is, if you see someone out there working hard,
a little encouragement goes a long way.
Try it out.