The Good Morning Game

When I trained for the Twin Cities Marathon in 2011  my Mom biked all my long Sunday runs with me.  She ran for a long time so she was a good partner.  Aside from kicking me in the pants once and a while she also taught me to say “good morning” to every person we passed on those early Sundays.  It was a good distraction from aching knees and heat and ugh,  but also a good social study.

Depending on the time of day, people are more or less friendly.  The 7amers are super responsive  and almost 100% of them return my “good morning”.  The responses become less and less as the day goes on.  It also depends on the Lake you are circling.  Lake Harriet (my #1) is way more friendly than Lake Calhoun where they look at me like I am a freak-no matter what time of day.  The older, early birds know my game.   This was part of my trail yesterday.




Author: Eileen O'Toole

A quick service restaurant vet who loves food, teaching, learning and being a single Mom. Believes that waking up each day with a positive attitude and a smile on your face can change the world.

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