A stranger recently recognized me as a runner.
I wasn’t running, I wasn’t wearing running attire, I wasn’t sweating (at least not visibly), and my KT tape was covered up. This was the first time this happened to me without an obvious “runner” identifying characteristic present and I spent the rest of the day smiling! 🙂 I can’t really explain exactly why this was such a big deal to me, but on some level, I think it just made me feel like all of the work that I put into this hobby and passion of mine is becoming apparent. Of course, it doesn’t matter that I look a particular way, nor do I need validation from strangers, but I think we can all agree that it certainly feels good to get a compliment, and to me this was a great one.