24 Jan '13, 2am

“@runnersworld: EVENING READ: The bond between running buddies can last a lifetime

We’re grayer now, and longer in the tooth. Well, Elena is grayer, and I would be too if I didn’t still color my hair, which probably means she’s more honest than me, or at least a little less vain. But there’s no doubt we’re both older, owing to the passage of time and the things that keep on happening in our lives, tap-tap-tapping away at our sense of security but deepening our resolve to delve into life’s deeper mysteries with eyes wide open. That’s what we do when we run together: talk, wonder, laugh and listen. Elena and I have run thousands of miles side by side over the last six years, and that’s a lot of conversation. I don’t know if there’s a topic under the sun we haven’t taken up, and we try really hard to give each other equal, or near equal, air-time. If something important is on my mind and I go on for more than half our run, whether it’s five, or eight, or si...

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