Since adopting the Friday morning workout, there have been a few girls who have shown interest in doing a long run together on Sundays. In the past 3 weeks this has become my favorite workout….hands down! The run is really relaxed and the company is awesome. This morning we missed Sunny and her chatty conversation, but Brooke, Kerrie, and I had a lot to talk about.
I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun running with other girls except other than college. I think there is a lot to be said about feeling secure with your life and happy with who you are. So many times in the past I have “run” with women who ran 2 steps ahead of me or talked about how fast they are…so boring! Brooke, Kerrie, and I have a ton of fun together. We talk about our husbands, our families, our goals. Brooke and Kerrie talk about their children (I listen and try to learn). Last week, with seeing the cow, our run topic seemed to turn to death. It was interesting, but a bit sad. I, unfortunately, couldn’t stop thinking about it….
Today we talked about adversity. We talked about how to handle a fathers second family. (My dad has 3 small children under 7 years old). We talked about needing a father in your life no matter what age you are. We talked about how sometimes you just have to let that go if you can’t get it and how to fill that void with something wonderful. It was like a purge session….and for me I had a lot of feeling that I store deep inside stir.
We talked about siblings and growing up with competitive drive. Both of these girls understand as both were ELITE athletes growing up. We talked about our coaches when we were growing up and the different impacts that they had on us. I would not be the athlete I am today if it I didn’t have Brother John encourage me to run Cross-Country and Track. This man bought shoes for my sister and me. He encouraged us every day. He even drove me to different colleges during his off time to help me determine where to go to school.
There was a lot of sharing going on. Our run today was sort of a therapy session…at least for me. For Brooke, I think it was an eye opener. Our conversation eventually gravitated to a certain professional triathlete that unfortualtely is not honest in all aspects of his life. For Kerrie, I think the conversation was just a lot of FUN! Kerrie seems to find the fun in everything even if she is slipping and sliding all over the place without YAK TRAX. (I don’t know how she does it).
Today we all left feeling the accomplishment of running 90 minutes and havign a fun time purging, gossiping, and just plain having FUN! I feel very lucky to have these girls in my life!