Several months ago I caught my husband in a good mood. You ladies know the mood I am talking about. It’s the one where you bring up doing something, going somewhere or a project and he quickly agrees. I said “hey I am going to sign you up to do a 5K with me in April” and he said “Sure.” You all know that I immediately signed him up before he realized what had happened and was able to change his mind.
A pair of running shoes, 3 months and 3 training runs later we were there.
Look at us. We are “that” couple. I have observed “that” couple running down the road a few times and I have always been curious what “that” would be like.
He had good company too.
This picture brings a huge smile to my face. These are some great men.
They all committed to and followed through with doing something their wives love to do with them.
It wouldn’t be a race with out a pre-race selfie with my girls.
Now I want to take a minute to brag on my guy. In his words “I take the term couch to 5K literally.” Before Saturday Russ had never ran an official 5K and before his 3, yes only 3, training runs he had never ran for 3 miles before.
Look at that smile. He is truly a natural runner.
It was so much fun to run the race together. At times I felt like I was holding him back a bit. We made it to the end and sprinted to the finish line. Neither of us seemed to out run the other… or so I thought
He finished in 28:08
I finished in 28:09
He beat me by a second. I love that even as he was sprinting to the end he still had a smile on his face.
Here is how I stacked up. Out of 247 female runners I came in 8th! That is a number that I feel really good about.
And my time was good enough to get me this 3rd place in my division. For two years in a row now I have placed 3rd in a 5K on Easter weekend. Crazy.
The best news of all is he doesn’t seem to have the “one and done” mentality. He is already eyeballing a few races this summer that he would like to do and talking about training to get faster. That obviously means we won’t always be running together, but I’m okay with that.
I guess my theory that running is addictive proves to be true for some.
Have you ever ran a race with your better half?
What activities do you enjoy doing together?