"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."
I pulled into Indian Springs alone, in hopes of getting a couple miles in before the others arrived. This was going to be a long run for Heidi and I, only I asked if I could invite some others. I was stoked to see that I had a few more runners decided to come join us on our long run.
Today was supposed to be 17 miles for me. Training for Boston has me a few weeks ahead of those training for the Bayshore Marathon at the end of May. Running with others really does add a little extra fuel to the run.
I ran 2 miles alone. I then met the others for an additional 14 miles. Including myself, 6 of us met to run together. And the really great part was that we did not all know one another. It takes a lot of courage to come out to run with a group of people you do NOT know.
We all had each others interests. Each one of us ran at a different pace or we were training at a different distance and yet we came together united with the interest's of each other. We never left anyone behind. We chatted about one another's training. We slowed our pace down to stay close to one another or we turned around to encourage each other.
For a long run in the snow, it was a great run. Being cold and snowy didn't ruin this run because the company was so awesome!
It is a selfless feeling to think of others above ourselves. That is LOVE. I could have gone out there and ran my own plan. Ran solo. But it is far more fulfilling to run with the interests of others. To coast on their successes.
Have you put the interests of others in your paths lately? Ask yourself who have you supported or encouraged despite what you are going through.
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