A JOURNEY IN RUNNING, LIVING, LAUGHING AND LOVING

"That's what friends are for." -J

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Forty days until race day! Forty more days and forty more nights to mentally and physically prepare for this test. 

Today I had to run 7 miles. It was 8 degrees when I woke up. An outdoor run was NOT happening. So, I texted my dear friend Janet, the owner of Ladies Fitness Zone, to see if she would care if I went to the gym to run on the treadmill. She and our friend Roberta are both training for a half marathon in May, and are using the same plan I am, just on the different time frame, so they had to run today too. J read my blog yesterday and knew how crappy I felt about not being able to run. So she and Bert drove to the gym to run with me. 

Let's hear it for supportive friends! Twenty five minutes in to my run, smiling faces appeared. Even though we weren't talking, just knowing that on the next two treadmills were friends who were doing the exact same thing helped so incredibly much. 

Seven miles later, we were all done with our allotted runs for the day. And just like that, all felt right again in the world. 

The older I get, the more I'm learning that it is vitally important to be surrounded by good people. I am lucky enough to be surrounded with the best of the best. Because every once in a while, you need someone to remind you that you're on the right path and that those dreams are getting closer and closer to becoming realities. 

4 comments:

  1. I'd run next to you any day....well probably more like "behind you" not only because I always have your back but also because you are faster than me. xoxo j.

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  2. You just wait, lady. By week 12, you'll be flying! ;) Thanks for the great run this morning!

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  3. Your passion and determination makes us so proud of you!! Love you! M & D

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  4. Always great to have friends who have your back. Awesome support ladies!

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