breaking up is hard to do

July 12, 2011 at 11:15 am 2 comments

no. the hunter and i have not broken up. in fact, whatever seemed off between us has somehow balanced out and i’ve been feeling far more secure. but another relationship in my life is about to end and it’s breaking my heart.

there are very few relationships in my life as rewarding as the right running partner. i’ve had a few really good ones over the years ~ buns, tray, newB, even the ironman and the high of him leading me to my half marathon PR ~ but there’s always been something that kept them from being ideal be it a difference in pace or preference on where to run.

the first time i ever ran with b3 i knew i’d found that perfect running partner. similar paces. mutual love for the trails. we always seemed to want to go the same distance and often mirrored each other in good days and bad. though our runs together were mostly limited to weekend longs we we stole extra miles where we could be it on foot or by bike.

i always knew it was temporary. here only for residency, there was always a count down as to when she would leave. still it snuck up on me and little did i know that the bike/run brick we did a week and a half ago would be our last workout together. i had hoped for at least one more. maybe an evening run along the bay with dolphins or a last trek into the woods. damn this calf muscle strain!

she leaves friday and though it’s certainly not the end of our friendship and i’m going to hold onto the hope that we’ll run together again someday, i still feel as though i’m losing such an important part of my life.

b3 … you rock, girl! i’m going to miss our miles. and i’m going to miss you!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kitkat1126  |  July 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    My first though seeing the title was it had to do with the Hunter. I’m glad it doesn’t and I’m happy to hear things have smoothed out 🙂

    So depressing though about losing a running buddy! I think it’s so difficult to find a great match to workout with. It’s so lucky when you do!

    Hopefully you’ll find another work out buddy soon and maybe you and b3 could meet up for some races in each other’s residences.

  • 2. Kalli  |  July 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    it is so hard to have working out partners leave………i hope you can find someone else to train with soon 🙂


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the best of times

5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39



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