Over the weekend, I decided to go to one of my favorite hiking trails at a local, state park near my home. It is a beautiful place for an afternoon walk through a small mountain, with lots of nature, fresh air, and amazing scenery.
But, there was quite the stir going on throughout the 45 minutes or so that I was there. A grown man was jogging shirtless. He was wearing ‘docker’ type shorts (not really for running), a headband, an old pair of sneakers, and black socks. His shorts were literally hiked up to his nipples, as well as his black socks pulled all the way up to his knees. So, you can see why this created a stir with each step he took past people. Honestly, it just looked odd and out of place.
Some people were pointing and staring, some looked shocked, but most spectators were just plain laughing. Maybe it was the outfit, maybe how high his shorts were pulled up, or even his socks…..but people were definitely amused and entertained.
Well, not everyone was amazed and laughing. There was one person who was inspired – ME
You see, this man jogging had to be in late 70′s, if not, early 80′s. I was so impressed with his determination and endurance. I know people in their 30′s who cannot do what this man was doing.
So, ‘props’ to this senior citizen, who did not let a chuckle deter him from exercising. To me, you were an inspiration!