When I got home from my run last night all sweaty and feeling the blood pumping.. I looked in the mirror at my sweaty self and really missed the girls! I so miss our runs together... getting done and being all sweaty and going across the street to Starbucks.. or Revolutions later in the progression of our runs together.
So much of my life in Seattle revolved around those runs... even the 5am (God help me) runs w/ Julie and the gang when we lived over in Bellevue... I still think back fondly on those.. though there was no fondness at the moment! ha (5am is just too damn early).
Running gives me so much energy and so much of myself back to me after a long day of baby care, but it also makes me nostalgic and kinda sad. Like a part of me is lost forever, or a chapter of life has closed it's door. I miss you guys so much and miss our runs terribly. Running alone (well w/ the burrito) just isn't the same, and when I think that I need to meet other running women here in Madison my heart aches a bit b/c I certainly do not want to replace you guys. I know I can't, and wouldn't be, replace you guys... but it's like the runs should be reserved to be shared w/ you all.. ya know?
Can't wait till we can all run together again. I know we will.. some day!