So, I've arrived in my homeland. Although I miss my husband already, I'm just over-the-top excited about all the splendors of home, which include, but are not limited to: time with my family and friends, open countryside, the YMCA, running partners, easy access to shopping, a diet coke supply that someone else purchased, and just feeling like a kid, basically.
Ironically, my first available running partner has not been either of my sisters or mom. This runner is both a speed and endurance champion, but is easily distracted by cows and passing cars. She would (and has) put herself in danger to protect me from wild animals and mean pets (and in full disclosure, loves to destroy adorable woodland creatures as well). She doesn't mind long runs, short runs, night runs, early runs, forest runs through creeks, pasture runs through manure, or even up-and-down-the-driveway runs. Who is this dexterous runner?
Josie, of course.