Its no secret that I love sharing my passion for running with Preston. After all, it was his completion of his first marathon in January 2013 that inspired me to start running myself. Although he is starting to cut back a bit on his running, there are several reasons why I love sharing my love for running with him.
1. He “gets it.”
So many friends and family think that we’re nuts to run as much as we do. But he truly understands the thrill of crossing the finish line of a race, as well as all of the hard work that goes into training prior to race day.
2. He encourages me and is my #1 cheerleader.
Preston always seems to know when I need encouragement the most. He recognizes when I’m struggling, whether its physically, mentally, or both. When we aren’t running a race together, he often texts me words of encouragement after he crosses the finish line. His words were especially encouraging while I was running my second half marathon only two weeks after having been in the hospital after experiencing a TIA.
3. There’s nothing better than spending time with your best friend doing something that you both love.
There are so many activities that we both enjoy doing together, only one of which is running.
4. My safety is his #1 concern.
When I head out for a run by myself, I know that I’m not truly alone. He always asks me if I have my pepper spray with me, and I inform him of my planned route.
5. There’s nobody else that I’d rather celebrate my running victories with.
I wouldn’t have chosen anybody else to cross the finish line of my first half marathon with. We’ve run many races together, and we love celebrating post race together.
QOTD: Who is your favorite person to run with?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!