Yesterday afternoon, I returned from one of my lunch break walks and was down in the locker room changing when a friend of mine came up to me.

He told me that since he had injured himself many months ago, he hadn't been doing much in the way of cardio exercise. But he feels he has finally healed enough and proved it by walking around several Disney parks last month with his family without incident. Yet, despite this, he had not actually started true cardio exercise again.

Last week, though, he was driving around town running errands on his lunch break and he drove by me walking. A couple days later, he happened to drive by me again.

Seeing me exercising (even if it isn't any more than a brisk walk) has inspired him to start again and he did just that yesterday. Hopefully he keeps it up.

I only mention this because usually I look to others as my inspiration to motivate me to work out. I've never had anyone use me as inspiration. This is virgin territory for me.

What are the expectations of me as an "inspiration"? OMG! The pressure! What if I fail him?? What if he doesn't like me as his inspiration? What if he says I'm no good? I just don't think I could take that kind of rejection!

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Are you sure he's not following you around? Sounds like he's following you around. ;)

I think the only time I've ever been an inspiration to anyone was a younger cousin who would say she too wanted to go to college and get her BA and then work for a while before even thinking of getting married (which she did!).


It's possible he's stalking me. Perhaps a TRO is in order. 

Marty Mankins

Nice use of the last line above (from the first Toy Story movie).

Run with the inspiration for as long as it lasts. After all, it was not you who caused his first injury.


Actually I modified George McFly's line but I can see the confusion. 

Marty Mankins

Oh yes. I am picturing that scene now.


Hard not to. 

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