I'm pretty sure Tommy hates me. He knows me well enough to know that I cry at EVERYTHING. Seriously. EEEEEVVERYTHIIIING. And he hates me enough to send me articles at work that he knows will make me cry...because he thinks it is funny and ultimately, he is evil.
That being said, this IS a great article about training and racing with your best friend...I cried like a little girl. This article says what I want to say, but it says it better.
I absolutely love racing with Tommy - even when we don't physically race together, it's nice knowing he is out there too, going through the same pain as I am. I love training with him - the hours we spend on the trail are some of the best conversations we have ever had. Running with someone for 3+ hours really gives you the chance to talk about EVERYTHING. Does it get frustrating sometimes? Yes. But the benefits of us both training so hard far outweight the negatives. We both wake up everyday at 4:30am...we may do different workouts, in different places, but we both wake up at 4:30 and start the day - and afterwards, we send each other text messages wondering about the other workout. I doubt I could do what I do if my husband was still all warm and cozy in the bed!!
but most of all, I like crossing the finish line with him, knowing we just had a silly race and a good time together...because that's what it's all about.
Shout out: To Allison and Cayla for completing their first triathlon!! I am so excited for them and so proud! Nice job ladies - don't let the addiction take over your life!! :)