I bet you did and didn't even realize it.
The other day, I was feeling rather sorry for myself. I have been missing my girls on my runs lately and was thinking that I was going to have to change the name of my blog because I've been running by myself a lot lately. Perhaps I'm a bit overdramatic.
A few years ago I talked Stacy into running with me. Our kid playdates soon became replaced with mommy run-dates. I was in heaven and my bestest friend was running with me. I didn't realize it at the time but I inspired her to run. But the story doesn't end there, Stacy has gone on to inspire many other people to run. She runs with a group of women after school most days before getting her daughter at daycare. She has also been running with one of her teacher friends throughout the summer. She even inspired her daycare provider (who is a super fit woman already) to start running again.
The it dawned on me - Inspiration is Contagious.
I see it with Stacy, I see it with my girls, I see all around the blog world, on facebook on dailymile, on twitter. And I see it at home.
Izzy will often times get on her yoga mat and do "some dog" as she puts it or will put my camelbak on her back and run around the house. Tucker has been biking with me this summer (more than ever) when I run and he's even gone on a few runs with me and some with Ward, Wade, and Jackson.
Your actions are not going unnoticed. If you are out there walking, running, biking or doing anything to be an active, fit person, people are watching and taking notice. YOU are an Inspiration.