I was told by someone tonight that I have a great butt. Someone from my past that was comfortable enough with me to tell me this even though he probably won't spend much time in my future. Someone who I know is sincere and really meant it as a compliment and a way of encouraging me to keep up my running. Someone who at one time meant a lot to me and that I now consider a dear friend from my past.
I totally went home grinning. It brought back specific memories of other times when my butt has been commented on, even the time when it was that one guy from NYC that I chatted with briefly at the Florabama and he yelled out "Nice @$$" as I walked away. I turned back, smiled, and said thanks.
It's a compliment that some may feel is inappropriate whether given by a friend or a stranger, but as a runner? As a runner, it's a compliment that I love to hear... maybe even more so than when people tell me I have great legs. :)
It pays to be a runner.