Do you have anything that you do on a daily basis with a friend? If you don't, you should. I love running with my friends. We run bright and early on Saturday mornings. During the week, we get to run together in the afternoons. I love our runs. Yeah, I used the word love and run in the same sentence.
Yesterday I did not run with my friend Karen. I had a bad headache (which I believe is due to eating too much bread but that's a dumb story). Today, I did not get to run with my friend Karen, I did a two mile run alone - which sucked.
To make this situation worse, I have to go out of town on Thursday and will miss more running time with my friends including our Saturday morning long run.
Missing these runs with my friends makes me appreciate them - I should thank them more for running with me and being my support system.
In about three weeks we begin training for the Houston Marathon (fingers crossed we get chosen in the lotto) and for the next six months my friends become more than "friends", they become my partners.