Joelle, at Two On a Rant has issued another intriguing challenge: describe a defining moment in your life in 120 words or less. Her take on the topic is both poignant and hilarious. Let me see if I can do justice to my story about how I became a runner.
It was the early 1980s and the running boom finally came to my small town. Runners seemed to glide effortlessly along streets and sidewalks, nattily dressed in short-shorts and tube socks. I was restless and needed an outlet for an abundance of energy that came from youth. I wanted to run.
Every time I tried, however, I tired after traveling 200 meters. I was dejected. Then I met a woman who was a real runner. She sometimes even ran 10 miles! She told me to go three miles. “I can’t run three miles!” I wailed.
“Not run three miles, go three miles. Walk when you get tired, then start running again.” A light bulb went on. I became a runner.
Exactly 120 words! That was difficult to whittle down. Thanks for the challenge, Joelle!
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