Double-Smile Factor in Golden Gate Park

Running in San Francisco always brings me joy, and I’m sure that as this blog progresses many more stories will arise from my runs. Today’s run scored a double-smile rating:

Just entering Golden Gate Park, I ran past a little girl walking with her dad. Upon running by them the little girl turned to her father and asked, “Where is she running?” Her dad then explained that I was exercising.

The smile that this comment brought to my face barely had a second to fade before smile-factor number two emerged: as I made my way back home and turned back onto my street, an old man drove by, honked, and then gave me the thumbs up.

This city makes me smile every day.