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This week’s Word is MODEST
I looked up the definition of MODEST and this it what I found:
- unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements
- not too proud or confident about yourself or your abilities
- not showing or feeling great or excessive pride
I am most definitely modest. In fact, I may be too modest.
When someones says: “Boy, you’re fast.” I always respond: “Not really. Many runners are much faster than I am.”
When someone says: “You’re amazing. You run half marathons.” I respond: “It’s hard but anyone can too. You just have to want to and train for it.”
When someone says: “You’re always winning awards.” I respond: “That’s because I am old. Less competition at my age.”
I hate to boast and I don’t really think I am doing anything extraordinary.
Of course, I am proud of what I achieve, but I never wear my medals in public. I take a photo and then put them away.
In fact, my friends who do not run do not even know about most of my races and they have no idea that I have a blog or a FB page. Not even my husband knows about my blog.
I am always surprised when I PR or have a fast time in a race. I am just not confident that I can run fast.
Until recently, I never joined a running group because I was “modest” about my running abilities. I didn’t think I was fast enough and didn’t want to run alone.
I will run with a slower runner. I don’t mind at all. I would hate for someone to say that “I was too slow” to run with.
Happy Running! Are you modest?