Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I never thought I'd see the day that "Fat Tony"* would out run me...But the day has come. I blame my injury slowing me down, and the fact that I'm such an awesome motivator and coach for him *wink wink*.
I haven't run over 5k since I started back. Tony has been working on the c25k for over a year (yes, it's an 8 week program, but the Tone-ster has a way of taking his sweet time). Well, he completed the program and asked what to do next, speed or distance. I said distance, and sent him on his way to 3.5 miles. He did it, no problem.
This morning on my 2nd day of half training, I was contemplating the upcoming 4 mile run, when I realized that my husband is currently running further than me! At first I was a little irritated. Like I said, it's taken him a year to complete the Couch to 5k, and on many occasions I've had to nearly push him out the door to do it. I've been running for 2 years (I realize that's not very long), completed 2 half marathons, and motivated many of my non-running friends to start running. Aahhh, that was it, he was one of the non-runners that I had motivated, OK pushed. And now he was succeeding. This is actually a pretty big accomplishment and something for both of us to be proud of.
So, this weekend we'll both run 4 miles...but I'll still run them faster! ;)
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* He was dubbed "Fat Tony" years ago by a coworker, when he was probably at his thinnest. I wouldn't just come out and slap "fat" in front of my husband's name for all the world to see.