Monday, September 22, 2008


"YOU INSPIRED ME."
Today was the day for that dreaded yearly physical. You know the feelings you get: is my weight good? Is my blood pressure satisfactory? How about the cholesterol thing? I worried all weekend about this. Not that I really was all that worried, but you know how you get. I can't get out of the car and go have my blood pressure checked without it being a little high. And the weight thing is always a work in progress--up and down and up and down. Not a lot, just enough for me to feel like I can do better, you know those 5 or 10 pounds you'd like to be done with forever. Definitely there had been an improvement in overall physical strength over the past year, and from what I can tell, my determination to always strive to be better and keep on going is probably as strong. But what I didn't expect to hear from the doctor?
"Because of you, I became a runner. You inspired me." Wow! At least I know I'm doing a little something good in this world.

16 comments:

Jenn said...

Wow! That is awesome. I love to here that I have inspired someone. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy don't it?

Jenn

jeanne said...

wow! you are doing more good in the world than you know. that is QUITE a compliment!

Nat said...

Oh that's awesome. :)

Marlene said...

That must have been wonderful to hear! And you were afraid he was just going to give you BAD news. ;)

Lily on the Road said...

You just never know who you touch in this life, sometimes you will never know.

How wonderful that your Doctor told you that! Positive attracts positive...keep up the good work.

chia said...

Simply brilliant!

chia said...

Actually, I would have retorted "well it's because of you I actually wore clean underpants" :-)

cindy said...

Wow, Vickie!!! You are probably an inspiration to many other people that you don't even realize :-)

Marcy said...

How awesome is that chica!! You ARE an inspiration ;D

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

That's *really* cool. Must have made you feel good. :-)

AddictedToEndorphins said...

That's awesome! Keep it up! You never know who you're inspiring!:)

Can't wait to meet you Saturday!:)

Running Knitter said...

That's the best!

Ellie Hamilton said...

Oh, my. Oh, Vickie. That is INCREDIBLE. I don't know when I've ever heard anything like that!!!

Fe-lady said...

That is really cool! Especially from your Dr!

Sunshine said...

And so, it seems, you also inspire a lot of runners!! Great job.

Congratulations on good health, too.

Anne said...

You must have left beaming! I'd look forward to seeing the doctor if that were the case.