Two years ago, a woman who lives about a mile away from me responded to a group run invitation for a run not too far from us. Based on a prior post of hers, I suspected we were pretty similar runners - so I sent her a message and basically said "hey - I'm in your neighborhood and looking for a Tuesday morning running partner". Lucky for me, she said "let's try it" and now, two years later, we've both overslept and missed a run once (I think), we've missed a few post-marathon Tuesdays as our bodies recovered, we've been out of town on vacation a few weeks - but other than that, we've met to run. We've probably run more than 500 miles through our neighborhood together - and I'm so lucky to have her.
A few weeks ago, during some computer maintenance, my running log spreadsheet got destroyed. Ed tried to help me recover it but to no avail. So when Jenny reminded me it was our anniversary last week, it was all the sweeter.
As it turns out, she's a lot faster than me - so she slows down on Tuesdays, I speed up, and always - we chatter about kids, school, a little bit of politics, and whatever is happening around the neighborhood. I can't imagine starting Tuesday any other way.