Friday, May 18, 2007

Two Days of Rest

I know that I have just gotten back to running this week, but I took off yesterday and today in preparation for the two 5k's that I will run tomorrow. The first is at 8 "AM", and the second is at 5:30 "PM"....not in the morning. I'm pumped for them both and doubly excited about the second as Bonnie will be running with me. I'm really proud of her that she's making an effort to run with me at times and especially proud and grateful for all her support in the other races that I've participated in...she's always been there with verbal support and physical things too (water, gatorade, energy food) and lots of love too. I don't think I could stick with this if I didn't have her support.

I'm not sure if I've posted any photos of her so I will do just that today...she's great and I love her dearly (though she hates that word...dear...thinks it refers to little "blue-haired" older women). She's definitely a keeper.
My daughter took this photo and we aren't sure just what she did with the camera was after the OKC HM, but it looks like we were cut and pasted into the legs will tell you that we were indeed there. Bonnie will laugh at this photo too as I've just run my hand through my hair and she giggles when I do that at how it often looks afterward....well I happen to find out before the race that Boston Billy Rodgers has a habit of doing the same thing with his hair....not that we are of the same race caliber...but at least I can say that I raced with him in my first Half Marathon...woohoo.


Michelle said...

Awwww, three cheers for your wonderful, supportive wife! :-)

Wow, two 5Ks in a day! How awesome!! I can't wait to read all about them!

Marcy said...

*slaps forehead* I KNEW there was someone else running a race this weekend. My list of peeps keeps getting longer and longer and it's harder to keep track of you all. I'm off to add you Randy ;)

That's so wonderful that your wife is so supportive ;D ;D You both look sooooo CUTE together, I love it!!

Good luck with the races tomorrow!!

Mendy said...

Good luck to you, Randy in your 2 5K's in one day! That's nuts... though I've never done it. Really - I think it's wonderful! You're going to do awesome out there, and I'm looking forward to your report. Have fun running with Bonnie!

runliarun said...

I hate the word "dear" too. It's been so often misused, it comes across as false and condescending, no matter how intimate it is at its core.

Nikki said...

What a beautiful wife! I am glad you have such a great support helps sooo much!

Good luck on Saturday!

Darrell said...

Hey Papa Bear, just another ex-Ohian (I found you via Neese's blog) wishing you well out there in the 5K and continued success improving your health.

I check back to see how your double 5k went.

Backofpack said...

Wow, a double 5k and not only that, but on the same day! That'll give you a good idea of what it's like to run a relay. Good luck!

And supportive spouses are the best!

Mary Gee said...

I love your blog. You are a jock and you love your wife! Two of the best characteristics a man can have!