Wait Up


How many times have I met another runner who conveys the message to me that they feel slow, that I should not wait up? Yet, I prefer to wait up! I am willing to go their pace, because I would rather share the path closely with another soul.

Often, for me it’s not about the running. It’s not because I’m lonely or can’t run by myself. It’s just a matter of priorities. I value the connection with that person at that moment.

Yes, sometimes I admit I wish someone would convey that they are waiting up for me, that they are consciously deciding to prioritize me and share a path with me.

The flip side is that for the first time in my adult life I am realizing what it feels like to truly enjoy being by myself. However, I had to go through so much to get here, so many times when someone figuratively would not “wait up” when I hoped they would.

What this means is that I learned that when no one is choosing me, I can choose myself!



About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at http://goldenbearflyer.webnode.com/.
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