I wasn’t feeling it today. It is rare that you would find me without a smile spread across my face when I am at the gym, because typically, when I got there, I would find a rhythm and get into my workout.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
I forced my way from bike to weights, pushing myself to just make it thru a workout. It wasn’t till the end of my workout that my mood began to shift. It wasn’t the fact that I was done, or that I had accomplished what I had set out to do. It was the people that caused the change in me.
I saw three ladies chatting; their bond of friendship so obvious to any onlooker, and it warmed my heart as I watched them huddled together. I saw a group of happy, sweaty people emerging from a Hip Hop Class.
I could hear laughter in the hall from a small group of people gathered to work out together. And of course, I owe a bit of gratitude to the happy, smiling people at the front desk.
I am glad that I forced myself to come today, instead of allowing myself to sit at home, listening to the wind and brooding over the dark clouds and rain. Sometimes we just need a little nudge to get us going in the right direction.
I want to thank all of these strangers who influenced my day, who brightened my mood and re-instilled my faith.
Trivia Question of the week: I am walking very briskly, I pass a window, a recumbent bicycle and I hear the sounds of a game being played. Where am I?