A Special Sunday Run

This Sunday was a special day. I went to Campbell Park to meet up with our running club, but the only ones that showed up was Stephanie, Kara, and myself. The other team members had ran on Saturday, so it was just the three of us for the long Sunday run.

It was like old times again, the three of us running together. Stephanie, Kara and I have put in many miles together. We have shared lots of laughter, some tears, and many cheers as we celebrated and consoled each other over the miles and over the past year. Don’t get me wrong, I love running with our club, but there is something special when the three of us run together. We seem to know each other so well, that we know when to push each other and when to be beside each other as one struggles. It is an amazing feeling to know your running partners that well, and that they know me that well.

Stephanie has been having trouble with an ankle, so she only wanted to run with us for the first hour. We planned a route so it would take us back to the park, then Kara and I could take off for the second hour. So off we went, and as usual we laughed the miles away. No topic was off limits, and people watching us probably wondered what we were up to since we were laughing so much. Before we knew it, we were at the halfway point, and just as quickly we were back where we started.

We walked Stephanie to her car, and she smiled and said “I don’t want to leave you guys.” She then pulled her bicycle out her car, strapped on her helmet, and proceeded to ride behind us! I asked if her ankle was ok and she said it was better on the bike then running. It was great to finish what we started together, and I always enjoy our time together.

I hope everyone gets the opportunity to have running partners such as I do. They fill my heart and soul with support, encouragement, love, and caring. I know that obligations limit our chances to run together as much as we did before, but I know that they are always there for me and that when we do get the chance for the three of us to run together, it will be awesome. As always! Love you ladies!

Live healthy, be happy!

Travis

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