I never thought I would write a post titled: when two runners live in one house. I feel lucky that my spouse and I can share such a fun and enjoyable hobby.
We actually 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, When Two Runners Live in One House?
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…
When Two Runners Live in One House, dates might include Workout Wednesday to the track.
When Two Runners Live in One House…There are three different laundry modes.
- Socks and underwear
- Running clothes
- Normal clothes
Long runs are together whether one is biking or we are slogging at LOLZ pace. I feel lucky my spouse biked with me for my virtual half marathon.
Birthdays are easy: more running gear, please.
When Two Runners Live in One House, a fairly common Friday night phrase is: Sorry, I’m going to eat my typical prerace dinner and breakfast. I plan to go to bed at 8 pm and wake up at 4…that’s a normal and common occurrence.
Travel races in our house mean travel diners too.
When Two Runners Live in One House…There is an explosion of shoes at the front door, the front closet, and the bedroom closet. There is never room without shoes.
We love being able to run together and support each other’s 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.
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Questions for you:
Do you and your significant another share a hobby?
How many pairs of running shoes do you own?