This weekend Jen and I ran the inaugural Savannah half-marathon. If you’re a runner and enjoy fun races–be sure to check out the Rock n’ Roll marathon series, we’re fans. With most of their races you can chose between the full and half marathon. With Savannah being so close, and this being the city’s “first”, we decided to make a long weekend of it!
Before I share what I want to share, let me tell you one thing: I am a cranky runner.
I pout. I quit. I remain silent.
There’s no other way to say it: I’m a cranky runner.
But, even in my ‘weakness’, my lady loves and prefers me.
She smiles. She presses on. She encourages.
At nearly every mile marker there was an encouraging voice saying, “You’re doing great! Keep it up, D! Feelin’ good!”
In the end, we casually ran 13.1 miles and enjoyed it together.
With the help of Jen, we pressed on and didn’t stop (other than to pee on a tractor–different story for another day).
A little encouragement literally goes a long way.