These friendships are special because these are the people that see you through some of your hardest moments and your joyous days. Some of your most embarrassing moments happen while out running, the running buddy does not judge you because they totally understand, and will laugh with you about it later.
Unfortunately, this past year, most of my runs have been alone due to my work schedule. And while I do enjoy my quiet runs, there are times when it gets lonely. So to change that up, I have joined both the St. Jude Heroes group and Breakaway Running with the hopes of meeting new people and joining in the camaraderie.
Along the way, I met Cecilia from Mommies Run. We became friends just about instantly, and once we realized our pace was the same there was a mutual agreement that we would try to do every long run together.
I really can't find the right words to show excited I am to run with Cecilia, she is such a sweetheart with the most positive and caring disposition. She is training for her first marathon and it is so exciting to see her meet new distances each week. There is no doubt in my mind that she will finish the St. Jude Marathon strong and with a smile on her face, and I feel so lucky that I will get to experience it with her!
I read this the other day and found it fitting..."As long as we have the road, the ramblings and each other to look forward to, it’s all going to be all right. Bring it on, life — we’re laced up and ready."
Do you have a running buddy?