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Saturday, July 30, 2011
I was out bright and early this morning, it was a wise decision considering it's been so stupid hot lately. So I made my way out this morning just before 7AM, after my first real night of sleep in many days. I was pleased to find only a few people wandering the path, but what I realized as I passed each with a friendly 'Hello', nod or smile....was that these people all shared the same passion as I did. Whether they were walking, running or biking, they were all out at 7AM on a Saturday morning enjoying the freedom of talking one's legs for a jog, spin or whirl.
And then I realized that although I would likely never associate myself with these people, through this thoroughly individual activity we had created a bond, a connection. It seemed like we both understood each others reason for being on the path and this sensation was at first, strange, but as I thought about it more, it provided me with some re-assurance, a sense of community and some grounding for the activities we undertake.
So the next time you're out and about, running/biking/walking at 7AM, be sure to smile, wave or say 'hello' to those you cross paths with. It is these people who share a very common ambition, passion, connection with you: They are, much like you, enjoying the freedom their legs provide them with before most of the modern world has even shaken off their morning rust.
Posted by Andre LeFort at 10:39 AM