As Dave and I got older afternoons were spent golfing at the course and having a few beers. The conversation would go from quoting Forrest Gump to serious in seconds. No matter the situation Dave can always make you smile and I have needed that a lot in my life. His advice and honest feedback has meant so much these last seven years. If I have a bad day I can pick up the phone and send Dave a Forrest Gump quote and get the most ridiculous quote back.
Although Dave is living in Indianapolis he is always a part of my life and my families and that means the world to me. Getting a random text asking about the kids and how Leanne is doing just shows Daves class. Personally I hope that I have been there to help Dave when he has needed it the most, he has helped me so much that I'm forever indebted to him.
As the Chicago Marathon approaches I'm sure I will be hearing from Dave a lot, a marathoner himself he will be telling me that his Indy Marathon time will be better than my Chicago marathon time. I feel a neutral site marathon battle between Dave and myself is coming up in 2017, if he isn't scared!! Mile 8 I will be saying "CRANSTON!!!!" and holding my nose, I will be saying "I showed her how to dangle", and will be listening to the greatest band the earth has ever known when The Killers are singing the song below. I will be doing all of this while laughing and running mile 8 for one of the best friends anyone could ever ask for!!