i received a compliment the other day that took me by surprise.  i was running with a friend for the first time in close to two years and was complimented on how well i had climbed a tough hill.  this friend is a very talented runner and was usually in the top of the women’s field at all of the local ultra races.  the compliment was surprising, articulate and very humbling.  coming from someone who’s talent i thoroughly respect made it doubly welcome and impactful.  throughout the rest of the day i was on an ego high and feeling confident and powerful.  it was amazing to me how powerful our words can be and how much we need people around us to encourage us.  there is amazing strength in a tight-knit and positive support group.  from running, to work, to family, those words of encouragement can be a key component for fueling our goals and ambitions.

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