The people we associate ourselves with makes us who we are and who we want to be.
I have taken some roads I shouldn't have and stayed because, for the moment, it felt good.
On others I hung on because I knew it would lead to something good.
I have enjoyed many roads in my 53 years of life. In retrospect, there are some I shouldn't have been on, and stayed too long, and others I missed. But I am here and am comfortable where I am. Sure, there have been rocky roads, and points where I've had to crawl out from under rocks, but at this point in my life looking back at what could have been is a waste of time.
I look back at sad times in my life, but the best are those that make me smile.
On today's run with my good friend Lalo, I couldn't help but think how lucky I am. He is young and doesn't mind hanging out with me running on the trails. He pushes me to the limit and brings out the best in me.
He makes me feel young. He makes me find strength I didn't know I had. Trail runners are good that way.
Trail runners run hard when they want to but can make it a leisurely stroll when they need to. Many times we reflect and share thoughts. Many times on hard runs too!
I've made great friends running trails.
Whether it's running trails, Bicycling, enjoying cooking, walking with friends, playing games, find a circle of people who make you happy. Life is better that way.