Tuesday, April 12, 2011

With a little help from my friends...

Sometimes out of the blue I am reminded just how amazing my friends are. 

Today was one of those days. 

JennyJ is my German friend who currently lives in Cambridge. She is amazing. Ridiculously intelligent, great sense of humor, gorgeous inside and out...the list could go on forever. I can't even remember the last time I saw her, but I know it's been years. Way too many years. 

But it feels like yesterday. 

A few weeks ago she sent me an email that was very timely. I was struggling with my training. Feeling like I wasn't doing enough of anything - swimming, biking, running, cleaning, cooking, yoga. She told me she was impressed with how much I do. It made me think that just maybe I was being too hard on myself. This wasn't the first pep talk she's given me over the years. I'll never forget another one - we were 21 at the time - that really changed how I look at and feel about myself.

And today she brought tears to my eyes with this.

Jen, you will rock that half marathon! And I'm pretty sure you'll look amazing too!

I have a lot of other amazing friends too. So thank you to everyone who has offered to come out on Saturday to cheer me on. I really appreciate it. It's early. It's far. It's going to be not-so-great weather. It really is the thought that counts and it means a lot to me that you asked about spectating. Hopefully there will be more that are more convenient or at least better weather!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, B! Before we get too gushy and teary and straight-up-pathetic, I love you, you're amazing! And I'll think of you on Saturday (it'll be ok for me as we're ahead of you guys...). Oh, and it was 2007! WAY too long ago. xxx