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Does running make you nice?

This reminds me of my blog entry  “Race day…living the dream”

So again…I’m not the only one who feels this way. I really like this running world!

So my answer to his question, “Does running make you nice?” I would say yes…at least that’s what my kids tell me!

They always encourage me to run…they say I’m nicer this way….

Views from the Third Wave

As I was sitting on the train at London Waterloo this week waiting for it to leave, a man got on and asked if he could have the seat next to me. He didn’t ask with a “Please may I……”, he simply threw his newspaper across me and waited for me to get up and let him in.

It was bad mannered and irritating but I thought no more of it. But then he sat down and spread himself across his seat and into half of mine! I moved slightly so that we weren’t pushing each other, whereupon he spread himself further into my seat. It was almost as if he wanted a confrontation. When it became intolerable I asked him politely if he would mind letting me have some room. His reaction was extraordinary.

He looked at me, his faced screwed up with aggression and said: “Do me a favour mate. Sod off!”


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Race Day…living the dream

I love race days.  Running gives me the opportunity to “live” in my dream world.

If only for an hour or so I get to live in a place where everyone is focused on the same thing…the finish line.  We all get along, are excited about life & enjoy each other’s individuality….(although it is often quirky & at times questionable.)  As illustrated in the following photo:

We are busy focusing on our own personal goals leaving no time(or breath for that matter) to judge or criticize each other.  Much excitement & motivation comes from encouraging our fellow racers.  It is a place where true success has little to do with who crosses the finish line first.  It is instead defined by the personal goals set by each runner, and the individual effort they put into reaching them.

In my dream world…everybody loves, everybody learns…everybody wins.

I really like it there…