Off & Running
a Blog of Life on the Run


DC has such a random weather pattern. One minute it's cloudy, the next it's bright and sunny. This morning, I went to the gym and it was humid and cloudy. When I walked out with fresh hair and makeup in my little black dress, it was pouring rain.

Since I took my walkabout, I've started showering most mornings at the gym. Either after a run outdoors or a hard weight workout. Normally I get ready pretty quickly but today I took care because Team Sisarina is being photographed as a full team and individually. I wanted to make sure I was finally having a good hair day.

Much to my chagrin, I did not bring an umbrella for the two-block walk back from the office to start my day. As I stood next to the door watching the rain come down, I mentioned to the Fitness First staff standing nearby that I normally didn't care about my hair but today was different.

One of the men said, "I have an umbrella. I can walk you to your office. I have 10 minutes anyway."

The woman at the desk, "...and people think chivalry is dead."

This man saved my pictures, saved my day and caused me to believe that good men do exist. He took time out of his day to save mine with a simple act. My turn to do it for someone else.

What can you do that will make someone's day so they can pass it on?

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