One my favorite things that I've gotten to do recently is have Julia come stay and visit with me. She is getting ready to move at the end of this month and I wanted to have some time with her before she goes. Not just running time, but other hanging out time as well.
She was so patient with my kiddos and even went to see the movie Brave with us. We got lots of time to talk and catch up and just relax. She brought her dogs with her and my kids were in heaven. Logan really liked Zoe and Caroline really liked Riley. It was such a fun time.
We got to run together early the next morning and it was fun showing someone else where I get to run. We went on my favorite trail and even ran back up a part again just for a few extra miles. Once we got back on pavement I started feeling like crap and the last 2 miles were not very fun. I couldn't get my breathing under control and couldn't wait to be done. I really don't know what happened. I didn't feel like I could complain too much though since Julia had run 20 miles the previous day and this was her back to back day. She's going to run a 50 miler this fall and I couldn't be more excited for her. She is such a wise, strong runner even though she's still really young.
I loved that we got to spend some time together before she leaves. There are some people you meet through this blogging world that somehow become life long friends. I feel that with so many of you and was really grateful that I was able to meet Julia in the first place and then continue our friendship. My kids were teasing me because of our age difference. (11 years) But running is the great equalizer and gives us something in common. It was truly a great weekend!