Who can drag you out of bed at 5:00 AM for a 7-8 mile tempo/hill run?
Only my girls.
Many people feel running is a solo sport. But I am lucky to have finally found a niche where my social and competitive lives blend in perfect unison. On a tempo run we share our ups and downs and we revel in each others braveries and cowardice. When we face lifes demons we face them together. And watch out whoever stands in our path. We are tough and we are gritty but we aren't afraid of a breakdown. We come back stronger and tougher for the battles we face on and off the roads.
I have no idea how I ended up where I am, 24 years into life with the best running friends a girl could dream of. These ladies are fast, witty, outrageous, honest, forthright, and I love them. They never make me feel out of place, though I am the youngest in the crowd, they welcomed me into their family from day one and our friendship has only gotten stronger from there.
It is truly an honor to share in the lives of these ladies.
I'd do just about anything for my girls and I know they'd do the same for me and each other. They are true friends and inspiring mentors and I hope they realize what an impact they have made on me.