"The language of friendship is not words but meanings."
Seriously the best part of my day. Yesterday she text me and asked if I was still running out at Indian Springs. And asked if she could join me. Oh, I was so excited. I have ran Indian Springs Solo the last few times.
THE PLAN: Run easy. Add walk breaks. And do about 4 miles..I thought.
We did everything according to planned only we added a couple more miles. We ran 6 miles.
She did so good.
Danielle was slalom skiing and came down wrong tearing her hamstring. This accident happened 1 week after she had an Epic run at Dexter Ann Arbor.. Where she ran with me and had a PR! She tore it about 75% through.
Although she is slowly starting to run again and has no pain, Danielle gets fatigued prematurely. We ran nice and easy doing 9 minute miles but incorporated walk breaks every half mile. I was so happy to run next to Danielle again. She is such a incredible runner it was like watching someone foreign to me. She looked like Danielle, She spoke like Danielle but she did not run like Danielle! Danielle still ran strong and upright. Her frame is the silhouette of an athlete and she is normally floating on the air when she runs. But today I heard something I have NEVER heard...Her feet. I never hear her run, she lands so graceful and elegant. It was crazy to hear that left leg shuffle. My poor Danielle. I admired her even more as I watched her run with more perseverance and more discipline than ever.
In those 6 miles together I fell in love with my partner even more. To watch her tragedy not destroy her rather make her a more beautiful runner and person. This is PASSION. This is ZEAL.
Life will throw you a fast ball and sometimes it actually HITS YOU! So do you take the black eye of injury and walk away from the game with fear and defeat? Or do you take the hit, recover and get back out there? You are darn right..YOU GET BACK out THERE. If you love something so much why would you give up. Often times when you give up and there was GREATNESS right around the corner.
After our run we hopped on our bikes and rode with ease 8 miles. It was such a great day.
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QUESTION: Do you run with a running partner? Do like like running with a partner or do you prefer to run SOLO?
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."