Weekends often offer events and significant moments that we reflect on during the week. This past weekend did exactly that. Here's what happened... I went to bed early on Friday night because I had a long run🏃🏿♂️planned for Saturday morning. I was on the road by 5 sharp and barely 5 minutes into my run I had an encounter with club goers returning home. Hmmm. Ndipo bantu bakamba kuipa. “Iwe (insert expletives) utamanga kuti? Ukazi kumwa moba!” 😡 I don’t know about you but I don’t quite like being heckled so early in the morning! I was very tempted to respond but I resisted this impulse and kept it moving. So should you. I have no doubt that others have had unpleasant experiences with strangers on the road and in the gym. Ladies, you must be all too familiar with cat calling and unsavory commentary just because you walked out of your gate and started doing something. Gents, you likely have experienced being the butt of a joke and being openly provoked just because you’re trying to better yourself. I want to encourage everyone that has ever been discouraged to ignore the noise and keep getting after it.
I encourage you to proceed as follows when confronted with such situations:
Hecklers, harassers, and cat callers are deeply insecure individuals. Don’t mind them and always remember, “you will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
2/7/2021 10:00:18 pm
Facts !!! We are tired of the harassment from goons in these streets “ Zayelo ufana ku yonda “ “ mami ndimwe bamunshe” .... 😩
2/18/2021 09:19:45 am
Yeah, the struggle is very real for women. I'm sorry y'all go through that. You just need to stay focused on what you're doing and not react to stupidity.
2/8/2021 06:54:48 am
Very good advice, and it is much appreciated. I've definitely been there and I understand how easy it is to get discouraged and want to give up after being mocked. As I prepare to take up running, I'll take this advice with me. Thank you!
2/8/2021 11:49:08 am
2/13/2021 12:33:32 am
Hey Makwembo, thank you and I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment:)
2/13/2021 12:30:48 am
100% bro! Keep moving forward even when they laugh at you. Go hard and never give up because you can really have the body you want. You just have to work for it.
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