(Hey! This is my 100th post!)
This is my me with my friend Amanda, who has a history of sending me the best Facebook messages ever:
|I apparently had serious cleavage at my law school grad.|
Keeping it classy.
Amanda and I met at law school. She was my first friend in Halifax actually, other than the people I knew there from back home. She took me under her wing and showed me all around the great city where she had already been living for a few years. She also taught me the awesome trick of looking to see if cars are using their windshield wipers to tell if it's raining from an upstairs apartment. Clever girl.
As you might imagine, law school didn't leave lots of time for being active. I can't speak for Amanda, but other than my year on the recreational synchro team and a passing love for the two reasonably working ellipticals at the gym, I got lazy. I can definitely say that Amanda and I weren't out running together.
Since law school ended and we got our lives back (more or less), Amanda and I have both been running in our respective provinces. We're not together but we're cheering each other on. The other day I got the best Facebook message ever from Amanda, and asked if I could share it with you because I loved it that much. She nicely agreed. Here it is:
I found out today that I have to get gall bladder surgery this fall (to have it removed).
In response, I did what any reasonable person would: signed up for a half marathon in September.
Right now I'm running about a 5km. Might have been a little eager.
Do you have a training plan you could send my way so I can get started?
(She's not giving herself enough credit by the way- she has done a 10k before. And she's generally determined and awesome.)
I love it, don't you? Assuming she's not running the half marathon the day after surgery, I think this is brilliant.
I've sent Amanda a pile of training ideas and plans but I'm sure she'd love anything you have to share as well. Any tips or words of encouragement for her first half marathon?
Also a shout out to our friend Angie who has started running post-law school and post-baby. She ran her first 5k recently and is aiming for her first 10k in the fall. I don't have any pictures of us together so you don't get to see her lovely face, but please leave any thoughts and words of encouragement for her as well! I have sent her training plans and all sorts of info on Run Like A Mother. What else does she need to know?