After quietly thinking for a minute, he went on to explain that when two guys are really good friends, they are in a bromance. As one who really enjoys bromedies like "Superbad", I Love You, Man" and "The Hangover", I was familiar with the term. Yet I had never thought that there might be a female equivalent. My friend was sure there was a term, but I certainly didn't know it.
Laura is my friend and running partner. We have logged hundreds of miles together. During peak training days, I am likely to spend more hours talking to her than I do anyone else. I mean really, how often do you have a four hour conversation with someone unless you're training together for a marathon or ultra-marathon? After all the hours, miles, conversations and shared experiences, Laura and I have gotten close. We know when the other is happy, stressed, excited or sad. We have shared the ups and downs of being a mom, wife, sister and friend. We have supported and encouraged each other. We have kept a watchful eye for passersby while the other has slipped discretely off the trail or road to take a tinkle.
After my nine week running hiatus, I have been more grateful than ever to have such a great running partner. As I looked over pictures of us together at the fabulous Run Momma Run Winery Run & Brunch, I started thinking back to that distant conversation I had with my friend. Was there a female equivalent to the term bromance? Indeed there is! I can't believe I needed google to help me figure it out. According to Urban Dictionary and a number of websites, the term my friend was looking for was womance. I'm feeling a little disappointed. Bromance sounds cool. Bruthas havin' a bromance ain't nuthin' to be ashamed of. Sistas havin' a womance seems well, wather widiculous.
|At the Run Momma Run Winery Run & Brunch|
For the most part, a day doesn't go by that Laura and I don't communicate. I look forward to seeing and even better, running with her whenever we're able. Our runs are full of conversation, laughter and easy silences. We have known and been running with each other for two years now. I look forward to many more miles, races and events together. Forget womances, I'd wather have a wockstar wunning partner ANY day!
|After our first trail race: Hagg Lake 25K 2010|