I was asked by a mutual friend to start running with a girl who has never ran before but wanted to start training for a 5K to get in shape. I gladly took on the project and come to find out when we started to make plans to run early in the morning, we live only a block apart! I think God links us together with special people for special reasons.
Kerri is quite a bit younger than I am, but since I have a couple of years of running experience at many distances, I can offer her novice training and understand some of the things she is going through as a new runner.
We are doing a modified Hal Higdon novice 5K and she is running 3 times a week together. The companionship she provides me helps keep me motivated to run early in the morning before work! This has been a blessing to me and hopefully for her too.
I pray Jesus will keep us safe on the road each morning we run and continue to bless our training and new found friendship.