Finish Time: 0:44:13
Running has been a mostly solitary activity for me. Much of this is by choice--I work as a public servant and I'm mommy to an amazing but very talkative girl; running has become a mental reset and moving meditation time.
The other half of this equation is that, even though I post my times, to run with someone else makes me feel vulnerable--there's no way to hide how short my intervals are, how out of shape I still am.
So when a friend offered to run this race with me, I took the risk to be vulnerable.
I am convinced that the first step to amazing things is vulnerability.
All this to say, thank you, Antoinette, for offering, for prodding, for tolerating, and for just being plain fun. Let's do this again!
There's a very old song that's been going through my head several days now:
Make new friends, but keep the old;
One is silver and the other gold.
You both are good for my heart.