Scrimmages and Boyfriends.

I had a few question for a Q&A post and I’ve gotten quite a few questions about Tim.  Not “the man”, that guy…the mr…just Tim.  I know, I’m so romantic and we call each other the cutest pet names ever.  Even if we did that wouldn’t be for the blog I guess. 

As you guys know, Tim and I are in a long distance relationship and have been for the last 8 months now.  Does it stink?  Yeah but that is life.  I’m not going to complain about it on my social media platforms because that is what I chose and I’m happy with it.  Unlike my last boyfriend, we like to keep things relatively quiet.

Tim is currently in air force flight school and will be until October.  Not only is long distance hard, but it’s harder in the military when you can’t really chat everyday.  We have gone days without talking but in the same regard I don’t complain.

We met through running believe it or not.  (shocking) Tim is fantastic at running and I don’t really feel the need to be humble about that.  He ran a 16:59 5k during flight school when running no miles.  By none, I mean working 12 hour days and not running or working out.  I love how casual he is about running…he knows right now that he can’t run high mileage (or a lot of mileage) due to work and school and he is okay with that.

Anyways we met during a college cross country race.  Since we went to neighboring schools, (literally 2 miles apart) our cross country teams always have a scrimmage.  Well if you remember correctly, (well probably not since you probably weren’t reading my blog then) but that particular race was a week before our conference championships.  I had been coming off my tibial stress fracture, only ran half of season then pulled my hamstring and was recovering from that.  I talked my way through this scrimmage and kept pace with one of the boys on my team.  We were supposed to take it as a tempo run.  (It was also like 15 degrees).

I won this Snickers Bar.

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And also met him.  Somewhat.  We didn’t really chat or formally introduce ourselves but we both won…him for overall males and me for overall females.

Obviously not running...actually we are at a bar.
Obviously not running…actually we are at a bar.

Over the course of that next week we chatted some…a bit…well not really that much at all.  It wasn’t really until later October after cross country season ended that we started chatting.  He was preparing for Nordic ski season and I was preparing not to die in the winter time (to my defense it was a warmish winter last year).     We went on our first “date”, he asked if I wanted to do a short run together…I erm…blew him off…several times in luau of the treadmill.

Then finally we went on the most chilly run of my life.  (until running in Oswego).  I think I complained the entire run and I was pretty positive he hated running that slow with me as well as whining.  We chatted off and on and went on several more runs (I think I logged some as my “running friend” or whatever on dailymile).  We hung out outside of run life as well as when he didn’t have ski races and whatnot.   It was nice because Tim didn’t really drink in college a lot (going to an engineering school, sports and ROTC…plus that just wasn’t his thing).  He didn’t mind just hanging out and watching movies (and being lazy).

Then it was time for winter break and he came and visited me over New Years.  Still I did not announce we were “together” or facebook official or any of that jazz.  Someone commented on my blog (I forget who) saying my friend was really hot.  I think it went to his head.  LOL.

Finally right before February we decided to make it somewhat more public.  Of course our friends and family knew…but you guys didn’t know…my facebook friends that I don’t actually talk to didn’t know…joe schmoo didn’t know…which was fine by me.  I’m not really into public announcements about that sort of thing anyways.

So that is that, since then we have had a normal relationship and by normal I mean as best as long distance can be.  We don’t fight and not talking every day only gives us things to actually talk about when we do.  I can’t tell you we have had any drama…because we haven’t.    I can’t tell you how I overcame some hardship to be with him or him with me.  We have always been happy together.  I guess that is what boring 90 year old long distance couples are.