Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Couple That Races Together, Stays Together

Last Saturday, April 7, the hubs and I ran in our first 5k together.  It was a race put on by the hospital he works for and we were on a team with some of his other co-workers and their spouses.  Our team name was Run CMC, a spoof on Run DMC and a play on the name of where the hubs works.

We made t-shirts for our team with the above logo on the back.  On the front we put everyone's nicknames.  The nickname for my shirt was "Cookie Queen" because I like to bake cookies and bring them into the hubs's office.  Everyone in his office loves snow days, because I almost always come in with a treat!

This was the hubs's first race ever, and my third weekend in a row of running in a race.  I was feeling somewhat confident about my abilities and he was hoping to finish in under 30 minutes.    

I had two goals for this race:
1.  Get a personal best time
2.  Beat the hubs

Seriously, the hubs and I are both pretty competitive people.  I wanted to beat him so badly!  I have been running for the past year and a half and have been working really hard to become a better runner.  He got peer pressured into running this race and had been "training" for a total of three weeks.  I told him if he ran past me I would trip him.  (Wife of the year right here!)

Luckily, I kicked his butt beat him and got a personal best time, so all was right in my world.  He also accomplished his goal, so he was happy.

After the race, I enjoyed this amazing cheeseburger guilt free.  This is why I run.  So I can enjoy food and not feel totally guilty.  Just kidding!  Well, sort of.  It's one of the many reasons why I run, though!

It was so fun to run with the hubs!  I'm looking forward to the Color Run that we are doing in Boston and (hopefully!) in New York.  I think he's also going to join me on a few other races this summer.  Yay!

1 comment:

  1. chris and i are doing our first 5k together in september and i can't wait to see if he's going to be that annoying running mate or the supportive running mate!

    and it will be the color run so i'm glad someone else is doing it too!


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