Halloween was a success!
Let’s start at the beginning of the day—> Not often that we get to run together (plus Andrew prefers going to the gym to lift weights more than running lately) so I soak in every mile… 5.07 miles together!
Andrew wanted to share a special list with you today…
He has been researching this topic for the last 1.3 years (how long we have been married) so he has definitely come to some conclusions on this very important matter!
You Know You Are Married to a Runner When:
1- When it feels like you are constantly drowning in laundry, most of which consists of socks, shorts, running tights, jackets and tank tops.
2- When you find running fuel gels ALL AROUND THE HOUSE. I’m determined that they are alive, some of the places I have found them must have a supernatural explanation.
3- You trip over laid out running clothes while walking to the bathroom at night. It hurts, I would definitely put this at a possible pain level as stepping on a lego.
4- Your closet is 90% running accessories. That race shirt from over a decade ago, the newest running gadget. Its a lifestyle choice, not a sport.
5- You partner gets pissed because they discontinue “their” perfect shoe and the new model is the vilest thing on earth.
6- Your partner buys 2-3 pairs of running shoes at a time.
7- When packing for vacation, they somehow have more shoes than clothing.
8- Your partner can’t get rid of shoes or some other random piece of clothing because of the sentimental value they hold from some running memory
9- When you plan a vacation around a race.
10- One of their birthday wishes is to do a “fun” run together.
11-Don’t question your partner’s commitment to their shoe brand of choice… DONT. DO. IT.
12- You automatically wash the running clothes that you find, you don’t dare smell them…hahaha this one is probably more for my clothes rather than Janae’s.
13- Bib entries are part of the budget… You didn’t realize the financial commitment you were getting into!
14- Your partner’s training methods are somewhat “unconventional” but you don’t question them because they are on a mission for the next PR.
15- You find yourself just as ecstatic as they are when they PR. You love seeing them accomplish their goals and love being along for the ride with them!
I’m sure he will have even a few more to add to this list over the next 70 years of marriage and running;)
Brooke was more than thrilled to wear her unicorn costume to school… she galloped the entire day!
Then it was off to Knox’s class to do the craft… his mom had the cutest Michael Jackson costume for him!
Came home and made the hot dog mummies for lunch instead of dinner (I spy my chicken salad sandwich on the table too… sadly, my hot dog craving days came to an abrupt ending;).
Brooke had her Kindergarten parade later on!
We were quite the cheering crowd.
Then it was over to my grandma’s house to say hello… Andrew is quite the dog person.
Dinner was at Corner Bakery to fuel up for lots of walking!
And then we started the trick-or-treating… this guy was just walking around doing an amazing Michael Myers impersonation.
One house was passing out hot chocolate… yes, please.
Knox has quite the trick-or-treating endurance but when Brooke was done I gladly joined her going back to my parents’ house. She was a huge fan of passing out the candy instead.
And sorting the candy.
PS I love looking at my mom’s steps each day… she is walking up a storm!
It is the week of the NEW YORK CITY MARATHON!! PS You can read my race recap HERE! My biggest tip for this marathon is to take it all in… it is the most incredible marathon and there is so much to see and feel there, enjoy it. I didn’t listen to music the entire 26.2 miles because I wanted to hear the crowds the entire way and that was amazing (I still get goosebumps just thinking about the whole experience). Don’t waste energy in those first few miles trying to run around people (it is so crowded in the beginning)! Take those miles a little bit slower so you can own those bridges and those hills in Central Park at the end. Also, if you can… put your name on your top (I used iron-on letters) because then you will have people screaming your name and cheering for you all along the way!
And you better give me all of the details afterwards! Join me there in 2018?!? That would sure be fun!
Here is SUCH a cool story about a blind runner that will be running the marathon on Sunday by using an app to guide him—> HERE! Technology is incredible. I can’t wait to see how he does on Sunday!
Significant other… are they runners? Do they understand your running? If running isn’t their passion, what are some of their passions?!
How did you spend your Halloween? I’d love to hear!
Who will be at the NYC Marathon either running or cheering?
What running apps do you use? What about workout apps?