No icy rain, muddy trail, nor puddles could stop me from running this morning. That’s because every Saturday I run with my running group. It’s my time each week to catch up with my fellow runners while running on the trail or in the coffee chat afterwards.
This is quality time that I would give up chance to sleeping-in or other less activities to be there, and a relationship that I choose to keep for over 20 years. We have been through many races, road trips, and other life events. It is like an extended family to me.
For the past two years because of the Coronavirus, our Saturday runs has been casual. No marathon long runs, no intervals, none of them. Even before the pandemic, some members have dropped out, moved, or stopped running due to personal reasons.
But for me, this group has always been there for me. And I will support it as long as I can.
How would you describe your important relationships?