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As you know, things are changing big time around here these days! It has just been me and the Brookers for years and now we are doubling in size.
I feel ridiculously lucky to have found Andrew (well, Nolan found him for me) and that we get to start building a life together.
With many running adventures together too.
Picture from us together on the bus at 4:30 a.m. on the way to a race:
I think over the decades together ahead of us whether it is a random Thursday night, a trip somewhere awesome or an early morning treadmill session… running will always be something that Andrew and I enjoy doing together. I tell him all of the time that all I need for a date is a run together (followed by some sort of treat of course). It is something we will always have that we can do anywhere and conversations during a run always seem to be that much more meaningful to me.
I’ve been thinking about some of the many benefits/funny things/consequences/randomness that comes along with marrying a runner and I wanted to share them:
*Couples that carb load together, stay together. That’s a thing right? Well, it will sure be nice to have someone that will want to carb load with me the night before a race or long run and to have someone to cheers with some chocolate milk afterwards.
*He is more than okay with my runner’s feet and understands miles trump pretty toes any day;)
*We can show each other our love by doing things like making a nice ice bath for our spouse after they have a hard run or schedule an appointment for the other to get scraped/graston/sports massage… you know, romantic things like that.
*We will both be more than okay going to bed early on weekend nights so we can wake up early to run:)
*Foam rolling while watching a running documentary together, just normal married people activities.
*He is 100% on board with a chunk of the budget going towards all things running—> race registrations, running shoes, all of the tanks, blister-proof socks, garmins etc.
*We will probably plan our trips around races and cool running spots every now and then.
*If one of us is injured than the other will be able to empathize and we will most definitely understand all of the weird terms that only runners understand—> PR, DNF, fartlek, tempo, BQ, plantar fasciitis and the list goes on and on.
*The running clothes laundry that I will be doing is about to double in size.
I laughed so hard at this because it is SOOOOO true:
To help us out with all of the many loads of running socks, sports bras, running shoes, tech t-shirts, compression socks, headbands (I wash my running headbands after every run because they get gross fast), spandex and tanks——> Andrew and I made our first very important purchase together. We bought an LG Front-Load Washer and Dryer and as you can tell I am really excited about it.
Andrew is thrilled about it too because doing the laundry is his absolute least favorite chore. He does not like it one bit. I weirdly enjoy doing laundry/ironing/folding so I’ll be in charge of all of the laundry at our house and he will be in charge of the chores that I can’t stand doing (aka all of the yard work and bathrooms:). It works out perfectly.
To add to my excitement, today I will be getting the LG SideKick delivered. I’ll be waiting patiently by the front door for it to arrive (and today you get the chance to win one of these too)!
The LG SideKick pedestal washer enhances your laundry routine big time and I’m so ready for that. It goes directly below your LG front-load washer and it is an ADDITIONAL washing machine! It is perfect for all of us workoutaholics because you can put your normal loads into the front-loader and then put your active wear and custom care pieces in the LG SideKick! This can help us all to keep our expensive workout pieces/nice sports bras etc protected!
The LG SideKick and LG front-load washer can work together at the same time or independently—> this means you can do one load of cold and one load of hot water at the same time. Or one load of colors and one load of whites at the same time too:) I also can’t wait to just use the LG SideKick by itself for my three pairs of running shorts that are my absolute favorites… I pretty much rotate through those three pairs and so I can put them in the LG SideKick for a quick wash in between my weekly laundry routine. Washing won’t feel wasteful when I just need to do a small load or just a few pieces in the LG SideKick. It also offers six different cycles like an active wear cycle!
I have a feeling that I will be spending a lot of time with my new toys… between the four of us now and any future kiddos—> that is a lot of laundry to do (especially running clothes because I’m sure Knox and Brooke will want to be runners too;)
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What is your least favorite and favorite chore to do around the house? How do you split up the chores with the people in your household?
How do you handle chores with kids at your house?
What percentage of your laundry are running clothes?
What are the benefits of dating/being married to/being best friends with/having family members be a runner?