Friendship comes in very different forms. When I was younger I was friends with a really old lady who lived down the street from me. I loved going to her house and hanging out, listening to her old stories, going through all of her vintage clothes. We had an amazing friendship. My parents thought I was crazy. An 8 year old should want to be hanging out outside not wanting to hang with an old lady, but she treated me with respect and taught me a lot about myself. She has since passed on but I'll never forget her.
The four of us have been named Nike Women's 2012 Marathon Ambassadors. It's been great to be able to connect with these three great ladies. Each one brings something different to the table, but each one is encouraging, inspiring and determined. I can learn a lot of from each of them and I am looking forward to getting to know them more over the next few months and hope our friendship continues after the marathon.