Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Stealing the "Thankful Thursday" idea that I've seen on other blogs.  My thanks today goes out to my running buddy Michelle.  She's awesome.
After the Vancouver Marathon
Michelle is my next door neighbor and an amazing friend.  When we first moved to this neighborhood I didn't know anyone and I was worried I wouldn't have anyone to run with.  Not only did I move in next door to a runner, but also one who is willing to get up at insane hours of the morning to get our runs in. 
running at dark-thirty
She's amazingly generous with her time, and is always willing to watch my kids or lend a helping hand for anything or anyone.  In fact, every Monday when Robin and I go to spin, she watches our young ones so that we don't have to deal with the gym daycare and be late for class.

She has run 3 marathons, Hood to Coast multiple times (and I'm on her team this year, so I'm really excited about that!), tons of half marathons and other races as well.  She's always willing to start a new training plan and tackle a new challenge.  Knowing she's outside waiting for me ensures that I'll get up and get the run in.  With my injury our time together on the road has been limited, and I miss it.  Those are lots of hours that we used to spend talking, and I can't wait to get that back. 

In January 2013, Michelle is taking on her biggest (running) challenge yet, the Goofy Challenge at Disney World.  You run a half marathon one day, and the full marathon the next day.  I'm hopeful this injury will stay away, and I can train with her for this.  She's been so supportive of me and my running goals, I hope I can return the favor to help her meet this one.

I can't wait to see her accomplish this!

And another reason she's awesome - when you borrow eggs from her they show up like this:



So thank you Michelle, for being a great running partner, but more importantly an awesome friend.  I can't wait to see you kick Goofy's booty!

11 comments:

Teamarcia said...

OMG what a fabulous friend! And to be right next door, what are the chances? You truly are blessed. That Goofy idea is rolling around in my head too...

Lynette @ NetteOnHerWay said...

I, too, moved in next door to my best friend (later on). We ran together at crazy hours. Would call each other bitch if we tried to bail or whined too much. I miss her dearly having moved away. You can't put a price on friendship, especially on those that support your healthy habits. I will do the Goofy one day.....I like the Thankful Thursday!

Jamie said...

That's great you have a friend like that!

I love the eggs, hilarious!

I hope you get help your friend train for the Goofy Challenge, I'm not sure I would be able to do that ever. Some other Marathons have a challenge like that (Cape Cod for one), so MAYBE someday but don't hold me accountable.

Jessica Washburn said...

That's awesome. I'm super jealous. I think I need to pray for a runner friend. I have one, but I need one next door. :) Love the eggs, what a hoot. :)

Heather said...

Lucky! I want a neighbor like that!!!

Marissa said...

how fun, I want a running buddy neighbor like that :) oh and the goofy race? FUN! our friend did that this year and he did awesome and LOVED it...his daughter did the 5K that was there, and she took 2nd place in her division!

Suz and Allan said...

What a sweet friend and a wonderful person to have in your life!

Tink said...

There is nothing better and harder to find than an awesome running buddy. Best of luck to her with the Goofy Challenge! She is going to have an amazing time!

hiker mom said...

Wow, what a blessing! My running partner stopped running last year when she started working full time:( I really miss having a running partner and haven't found one yet to fill her shoes. Love the eggs!

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

I loved reading this. :)

Been said...

I love the two of you and I love your relationship. You guys are not just lucky, but amazing to each other!!! I'm glad to be part of your world, as a friend and as a runner!

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