The best of the best

I am lucky enough to have a best friend from each phase of my life.  I keep in touch with them all, most of the time, sometimes poorly, but it is more than other people would get from me.  So I consider our contact, in any form, a success.

I have a childhood best friend, Megan.

I have a high school best friend, Jen.

I have a college best friend, Michele.

I have an adult best friend, Fayre.

Each of these women has brought, brings and will bring joy and happiness to my life in immeasurable ways.

It may be 8 months between phone calls.  Or it may be 5 years between seeing each other in person.
But friendships that were meant to last, will.

My dear ‘college best friend’, Michele, is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.

Not only did we live on Tuesday night McDonald’s consisting of $1 french fries and $1 hamburgers but we were neighbors and shared our love of Disney movies and saw each other through September 11, 2001.
She ran the Disney Marathon this past January and I have been envious ever since. I have been interested in getting more into running since last summer.  It really took hold when I received Greta as a birthday gift.  But her triumph at Disney really was my extreme motivation to get off of my arse and get out and run.
Since the beginning of the year I have run a total of 60 miles and I couldnt be any more proud of myself.

60 is a lot compared to how much I did last year at this same time.  That number is 0.  So using simple math I realized I have run more this year than last year.  Some may call it ‘new math’.

As many of you know, I am running my first half marathon on April 17.

Michele offered to run it with me for moral support and just to be an amazing friend.
She runs much faster than I do and can probably talk AND run at the same time while looking beautiful but she still offered to run it with me.
When she first sparked this idea I was overly worried.  That I would take too many walk breaks for her, that I wouldn’t run fast enough for her pace, that I would somehow let her down during her half marathon.
Not the case at all.
She has this amazing ability to be supportive and caring with just a simple smile.

I couldn’t ask for a better friend and lucky for me, I don’t have to.

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  1. True friends are both rare and great and something you should cherish always.

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