|Jump shot after race, Running Selfie, Awesome Pub Food, Awesome Running Friends Ren & Kyle|
Poor Crystal had to work that afternoon/evening, so I took full advantage and read some, blogged some, and napped some. It was awesome! I had the chance to meet several of her friends that I felt like I already knew. So besides Ren and Kyle, there was Beth and Brian (Dr. B). The four of us (meaning Joe, me, Beth, and Brian) had dinner at Wicked Pizza while Crystal worked. We sat and enjoyed our dinners while Crystal slaved away!
On Sunday we got to run our first 16-miler of the schedule together. Not only that, but it was a beautiful day and it was a gorgeous route!!! I feel so blessed to have been able to spend those miles next to my best friend.
|Two runs, two matching outfits|
|Me, Dave, Crystal, and the Joe out for a treat!|
Tuesday the plan was to basically get up and head home. We shared a few more miles together, naturally. Then went to Marathon Sports where Dave manages the store and I got myself a new pair of shoes for Marathon #3. After some lunch at Panera it was time to pack it up. Good byes with Crystal over the years have gotten progressively harder. It seems as if God has been trying to gently wean us apart. First with their move from Southport to Elizabeth City. Then we moved home and they moved to Cape Cod. But we've always remained within driving distance. At the end of May they will be moving on to a new great adventure. And I'm so excited and happy for them. I think it will be a great opportunity for them both. All that being said, it breaks my heart in two that my best friend will be in Alaska where the possibility for an impromptu long weekend trip will be nonexistent. I pray for their safety and happiness. I pray they quickly make the place their new home and make good friends. I pray for great visits (even if they will be few) that will help ease our time apart. And I hope that maybe they come back to the east coast when their stay in Alaska is up.
|The Best of Friends|