I realized today that part of running for me now is having someone to enjoy it with. It wasn't much fun getting done with the race this morning and not having someone there to share the experience. When Beth and I first met, I always ran by myself. In fact if you ask Beth, I didn't even really like running with her at first. But over the last 5 years, I've realized that I wouldn't trade having Beth as my running partner for anything.
And it holds true even more when I look at a picture like this. To me, I see more than just two people who are happy to be done with their first marathon(although don't get me wrong, that is definitely true). This picture represents 16 weeks of training together. 470 miles and roughly 68 hours of running together. And even though we may not talk the entire time we're running, just being together is something that can't be beat.