My husband I met through running. We were on neighboring college cross country teams and one day we ran into each other in my tiny college town, Our first few dates were runs. When we went out to eat for the first time, I knew things were real. Fast forward a few years and many timehop memories ago and here we are today.
We both still run and occasionally we still run and race together. Certainly not all of our runs are together or even half but we do run together once or twice a week.
So what does it mean, having two quasi-serious runners in one house?
While thinking out loud, here are some common thoughts and phrases that have been said in our household….
Let’s go on vacation and oh my gosh…a net downhill half marathon. I’ll do it if you do it…
Workout Wednesday on the track is real and if you miss it the lawn is looking like a comfortable bed tonight.
There are three different foam rollers on our nightstand.
There are three different laundry modes.
Socks and underwear
Long runs are together whether one is biking or we are slogging at LOLZ pace.
Happy birthday, here are these spandexy booty shorts and socks.
Sorry I’m going to eat my typical prerace dinner and breakfast. I plan to go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 4…that’s a normal and common occurrence.
Travel races in our house mean travel diners too.
There is an explosion of shoes at the front door, in the front closet and in the bedroom closet too. There is never a room without shoes.
We love being able to run together and support each others goals. We don’t run every run together or even half but it’s nice to run together and have a hobby we both enjoy.
Questions for you:
Do you and your significant other share a hobby?
How many pairs of running shoes do you own?