My friend and I recently calendared a few marathons, culminating with a race in April, 2015.  It sounds ridiculous to be so scheduled so early, but we have 8 children between us, and the better our planning, the more likely our vision will become reality.  I’m eager for the training and the races, but I’m equally – if not more – excited for time with my friend.  Our lives rarely intersect off the running path, and I love that I know her best in her running gear and a pony tail, without any makeup.  To keep our friendship alive, we sacrifice sleep for a few miles of conversation each week.  Our upcoming races involve travel and more blocks of time together than we’ve had…