I’m glad you all enjoyed a laugh at my expense yesterday. I get the giggles everytime I look at that picture.
Speaking of the giggles…this gchat conversation on Tuesday night left me laughing out loud. This is copied straight from our conversation:
me: are we running in the morning?
Katie: I HAVE TO I AM LOSING MI AWESOMENESS
Bahahaha. I love that girl.
But I knew exactly what she meant. I’ve been feeling like I’m losing my “awesomeness” lately too. In fact, those words were what helped drag me out of bed yesterday morning at 5:15am so I could meet Katie to run. I kept telling myself, “Don’t lose your awesomeness!”
We ran two miles in absolute darkness and chatted about a little bit of everything.
People often comment that they wish they had someone to run with like I do. I think it is very important to note that if you would have told Katie a year ago that she would be running a half marathon less than a year later, she would have laughed in your face. But she did it – she ran her first half marathon just six months after having a baby!
That’s not to mention all the other runs and races we’ve completed together over the past six months.
That’s right. We’ve only been running together for six months. Can you believe it???
Katie and I have been friends for years, but running was never “our thing.” We did all sorts of things together before running.
We were pregnant together…at a 70s themed party.
She was there when we welcomed the Mini Athlete into the world…
And she’s actually his godmother too.
She was one of my bridesmaids…
And helped us celebrate in style.
We even helped her and her husband move into their house several years ago…
Along with a million other memories. But remember – over all those years, we never had running in common.
But after having our babies, we wanted time together. We wanted to get back into shape. We wanted to do something that would make us proud of ourselves.
So we started running.
Don’t think you have any “runner” friends to run with?
You might have a Katie in your life – a runner unrealized. Maybe all she’s waiting for is an invitation to join you.
And over the next hundred or so miles, you just might realize that running has brought your friendship to a while new level.
A new level of awesomeness, that is.
Are you a former (or current) runner unrealized?