I struggled with today's Momentum Monday quote. I really wasn't sure what I wanted to talk about as there has been so much going on in life lately, that I just feel scatter brained all the time. Especially with the racecation coming up in 16 days (!?!) life seems to be going at warp speed and I can't seem to slow things down.
Then as I pondered about my weekend and thought of my morning a warm feeling came over me. No, it's not a hot flash, I'm too young for that. I thought about the interactions I had with my friends over the weekend and this morning and a smile came across my face. Now I'm not talking about the friends that I have locally, I am talking about my running friends that I have made all over the country. These lovely people have come into my life during a time of change and struggle and have filled my life with joy each day.
I don't live close to them, so we can't run together. Most of us don't even share the same time zone, so our schedules are a bit off. We are of varying backgrounds and ages and at different points in our lives. But that doesn't seem to matter. We can talk about a subject like we've known each other for several years and be able to pinpoint someone's personality on a situation and be able to laugh about it. We can also pick up conversations that may have ended months ago and carry on like no time has passed.
So as I sit here thinking about my running friends, I felt compelled to post this Momentum Monday quote for them.
I feel like I'm part of a running family, not just a community of like-minded individuals, but the people I have around me feel like family. I can talk to them about problems I'm having, gush excitedly about great news and be there when they need someone to confide in, all without being judged. Due to our distance we may see each other perhaps once a year, if at all, but that doesn't seem to matter. We carry on each day wishing each other a good day, giving kudos for doing well on a run, sharing in each of our triumphs and lamenting with each other when something goes awry.
I love the running family I'm a part of and I wouldn't change it for the world. These people help lift me up and I hope that I return the favor as well. We are a unique group of individuals that are bonded by the same goal and love, running. So thank you, my running friends, I appreciate and love you for all the wonderful people you are and know that someone far away is thinking of you and rooting you on.