Today was a hill work out day. One of my favorite runs takes me around the river and then down Charles Street and up the steady incline to the State house. I then run back to my neighborhood and run one of the big hills there 3-5 times. Today as I was doing the hill intervals, I saw one of my friends and local yoga colleagues. She is also training for a marathon in the fall. Even though we didn’t say much ( she was off to do her track workout) it was great to see her up and ready to go. We both share a love of yoga and running and I felt a kinship to her as I saw her off to her morning workout and I continued with mine.
After my last incline, as I was walking down the hill for the short run home, I saw one of the local moms with her daughter and son. Her daughter comes to my kid yoga class and is one of my favorites. She was walking with her doll, Catherine and she amicably chatted with me as we all walked down the street. “Mom,” she said with authority, “Sally asked me if we could get together today for a play date.” ” Well, that sounds like a nice idea,” her mom said. ( Keep in mind this is coming from a 4 year old). It made my heart just swell with joy to hear her speak so clearly and express so honestly a desire to see her friend.
Friends are a wonderful thing. Take some time today and connect with one of yours.