Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Friday, May 15, 2015

Running Buddies are Forever!

This week was so much fun!  I was awarded tenure at TMCC and celebrated my 44th birthday.  One of the best birthday gifts I received this year was running with my awesome friend, Noni.  Noni is a near and dear college friend and one of my very first running buddies. We met during the summer of 1991 at Avila Hot Springs where we taught swim lessons together. During my last 2 years at Cal Poly, Noni and I ran just about every day together. Then even after we graduated from college, we tried to meet as often as we could and ran many races together.  Life changes -- jobs change and families change.  But, running buddies never seem to change. We can go months without communicating, but then when we are finally able to run together we just jump right back into a comfortable pace and great conversation!  

Thanks, Noni, for a wonderful visit and for logging 20 miles with me this week! 
Looking forward to our next run together!

Tenure ceremony

Our traditional running pose!

Sunrise run in Reno

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