Tuesday, May 13, 2008

She's no joke!!!




I am extremely grateful that I have a very supportive wife when it comes to running. Earlier this week, I was browsing the runnersworld.com message boards and there was a discussion thread re: "Does your significant other ban you from running marathons?" It was interesting to see different issues that people have with re: to how they get around doing their long runs on the weekends, and the training that they put into their running. I guess it is not really my place to comment on everyone's individual situation when it comes to managing their running schedule... but when it all comes down to it, you have to have a supportive partner. I am very grateful for that, and that she encourages me to run and keep myself in good condition. I have tried to encourage my wife to start running herself, but she has never been interested in running in the heat... no sense in pushing the issue, so I just leave it alone....until 2 months ago.....
Kerry decided to give the stationary bike a try, and I was so proud of her when she was able to complete 20 minutes of the stationary bike at about 20 rpm. It was a very admirable accomplishment for her, and I was very proud of her.... I have never bothered her about doing the bike or running since then, because she is now addicted to the bike. Can you believe that she actually works out more than I do now!!! I run 4x/week, but Kerry bikes around 5x/week. Yesterday, she text messaged me at work to let me know that she crushed out 50 minutes on the bike at 40 rpm. I mean, that is just ridiculous!!! Her conditioning has improved so much, and more importantly, she absolutely loves it!!! She calls it her "escape", and I think even more know, she understands why running is so important for me to do... because it allows you to decompress and collect your thoughts... it's also good for me, because when I am home and she is biking, I can understand what it's like when I am out running and she has to deal with the kids.... always good to be on the other side to see how your partner feels. Anyways, just wanted to give a shout out to my boo to let her know that I am extremely proud of her, and very happy that she is doing something that makes her happy. You go girl!!! I love you....

1 comment:

Deanna Shrodes said...

Yes, you do have an awesome wife. She's "da woman"! You're a great couple.

Enjoyed this tribute...

Blessings,
pd