I run a lot on my own. But for long runs usually on Sundays and Thursdays, I run with these guys. They push me and make me run farther and faster than I would on my own. We ran the KC half marathon together last September, and we are running the full marathon together this October. The best thing, though, about having guy running buddies is that they ward off any attackers. Yes that's right, attackers. It is not safe for women to run on their own especially while plugged into an Ipod. So thank you, Brad and Mark, for allowing me to run my heart out while listening to "King of Pain" at full volume. I am forver indebted to you.