It has felt so good to get back into a running routine this past week! I’ve started my marathon training in earnest now, even on days when I just don’t want to run. But putting it off for another day isn’t going to help me on race day.
Over the weekend, one of my best friends came to visit, and we went on a nice run just the two of us. Now, I know plenty of friends who go running together all of the time, but military life has a way of making this more special. Best friends can be thousands of miles away on any given day! And in this case, we hadn’t seen each other since January. When NEITHER of us were really running. Much less training! And now BOTH of us are doing both! It was such a huge blessing.
So, as we left the quaint little house, the boys being looked after by DH, I was so excited! We started trotting down the road in the morning humidity and found a nice pace where we could not only fulfill our goal of getting a good thirty minute run in, but we could also get to talk at the same time. It felt good to be able to talk freely about birth, motherhood, and everything that was happening in our lives.
Running isn’t always about how much you sweat during the run, or the miles that you log, but about the friendships that you are able to nourish along the way.