We woke up early Saturday morning to drive out to The Phoenix Half Marathon. My Fiance was running and I was pit crewing for her. Originally the plan was for her to run, I would wait at the finish line and she would let me know if she needed anything along the way. WELL.....Saturday had a lot of challenges. We didnt get a whole lot of sleep, and it started raining about 30 minutes before the gun went off. So I saw her from the starting line and quickly drove to the 2 mile aid station to make sure everything was ok along the run. I ended up hitting every 2 mile aid station throughout the race which was a huge help to her.
Saturday had its challenges and she did great in finishing the race regardless of those challenges. For me, there is something special about seeing her challenge herself in these events, come out on top, and cross that finish line. I get a lot of joy out of my own accomplishments, but there really is no other feeling compared to how I feel when I see my Fiance cross that finish line.
Do you get more joy out of your wife/husband/significant others accomplishments on race day? What types of challenges have you encountered on race day that you were not expecting.
Plan is to get a recovery run in today.
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!