Anyway, I was finishing mile 4 on a 6 mile jog when I revved up to pass a heavier set gentleman in an extremely sweaty red t-shirt. Once I was right next to this fella, he starts hauling! Arms swinging and pushing his hardest. My first reaction was to think this man was a total jerk! Then I thought to myself, SPEED UP! My competitive side totally kicked in. Soon, the man got far enough away from me to see. This man that had totally whipped me had a prosthetic leg.
Wow. What a kick in the chest. Not because I was beaten by a handicap, heavy-set, older man but that this handicap, heavy-set, older man was out there running. Just like me. Trying much harder than me. And enjoying himself, much more than me.
He slowed down in about 1/4 mile and stepped to the side when I noticed a huge smile appear on his face.
I realized he did not speed up to beat / be faster / or impress me but to merely beat the fact that he had titanium and plastic for a leg.
The only metal I was wearing was my small silk thread bracelet. I don't make many bracelets. Actually, this is my only one. But it comes in 14 different colors and can have gold or silver clasps. It is the only jewelry I wear running. Actually, I pretty much never take it off. And now, it will remind me of that heavy-set, older man who kicked my two legged butt!!
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