there's nothing like a good run.
but, even more so, there's nothing like a good running buddy.
in my lululemon days, a running coach once told me, just remember... one foot in front of the other.
i know it's not always easy, but i think of this often. in life, if we are constantly putting one foot in front of the other - pushing our energy forward to persevere - we'll get through it.
andrea is a living example of this mantra.
her strength over the past few years is unlike anything i've ever witnessed. for what she was unprepared for, she's dug deep inside herself to overcome her sorrow.
we all manifest our grief in different ways, but there's something special about andrea. she grasps every ounce of love in her life because she knows that will get her through. she is rational, and stares the pain right in the face. she allows herself to feel weak, but more importantly be filled up with love and gratitude and happy memories.
we can all learn a thing or two from this dear girl.
i love her with all of my heart and soul. and i hope she knows how much i admire her courage.
we meet on the corner at six a.m. one morning a week. i would be lying if i said this early morning wake up call was easy. it's not. but i'm comforted every time i see dre on that corner.
she takes care of me. there's one water bottle on each hip.
one for me. one for her.
and, when it's dark out, she provides the head lamp.
it's the little things that are most important, don't you think? dre taught me this.
in honor of the lessons learned from my beautiful friend, let's not sweat the small stuff.