At 6:00am this morning, I walked into a local breakfast spot to meet a good friend for a bagel. Running in front of the entrance were two young women, obviously out for a training run.
"How many miles you going this morning?" I asked. The smiled "Four solid miles!" They seemed pleased someone knew what to ask.
This evening, I went out to get in the mid-week 10 mile run Hal Higdon said I needed. Just past mid-way, near the Purdue campus, a young couple was walking along the same path. "How many miles you done this evening?" one of them asked. I smiled and responded warmly "Six so far!"
Nice bookends of running encouragement today.
Persevere. And ask runner just how far she's going.