On any given run (with M).

On any given run (with M) inspired by one of my best runs in quite a long time (fitting given yesterday’s post, huh?). One of those could-run-forever runs. One of those, wow-my-legs-feel-awesome runs. One of those BUNNY SIGHTING runs! (given we live in ‘squirrel-ville <–M’s technical term for it – this was a rare, beautiful, fluffy, wanna-pat-it sighting!)

On any given run (with M)…

…he’ll probably hop like a gazelle over a branch or a curb and I’ll give him the ‘show-off’ evil-eye-glare (when really, I love that he runs so happy. I need to take a page from his book!)

…he’ll stop if I need to catch my breathe, but he’ll keep me going and push me when I want him to (and sometimes, even when I don’t).

…he may blame a fart on a duck quack (note: we don’t live near any ducks…#justsayin).

…he’ll sing songs, or make up a song, like ‘running with a backpack on….oooh oooh, running with a backpack on…’ <-backpack is code for ‘gotta go to the bathroom ifyaknowwhatimean (TMI alert!)

…he’ll make me laugh when I might struggle, recite the pledge of allegiance (complete with hand over heart), or just about anything to make me laugh and focus less.

…he’ll slow down to my pace when he starts creeping past me too far (even if I have to remind him sometimes)…and sometimes, I’ll attempt to race HIM at the end of our run (he loves that. Not.)

…he’ll ‘people watch’ and start looking to the left or the right at a house or a yard or whatever it may be and get so distracted that he almost twists his ankle. True story. Happens far too frequently, and he’s definitely rolled his ankle before this way! (I swear, he’s an 8 year-old boy at heart sometimes! So curious!)

…he’ll point out the houses he wants to buy, and we’ll daydream about our yard, and our porch, and having a drink on the patio (mind you, these houses are million dollar+ homes…as if *that’s* affordable…but that’s what daydreaming is for, right?!)

…he’ll run next to me and slide his hand over my butt and pretend he’s not copping a feel, just ‘pushing me along’ (smooth move, Paco).

…he’ll always run with me. Even if he was planning to go to the gym. My ever-loyal running partner that he is.

And no matter what? He runs happy. He runs with me. He runs for me more often than not (before we met, he wasn’t a runner, more of a walk/runner). He’s bloomed into a strong, speedy, happy runner before my eyes and I truly think he’s a natural. And I’m lucky enough to have him as my running partner, and my partner in life. What could be better than that? 

Happy weekend friends, make it a good one. Cheers!

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22 thoughts on “On any given run (with M).

  1. I love how you describe your runs together — true adoration for M come flooding forward and the sheer joy you feel everytime the two of you hit the road together.I love that. (I also love his “smooth move” tactic, way smoother than Scott who does the all-out ass grab for anyone to see)

    1. We have a lot of fun together running, and I think I fall in love with him just a little more when we run together and I just silently observe his little run-quirks :-) all out ass grab? nice.

  2. LOL – love love love it so much! I can picture it! Jason definitely gets distracted people watching or animal watching too and will start veering off. He also has this thing about trying to talk to dogs. Um, not all dogs are friendly my dear (rolling eyes). When he starts to get tired he makes this noise with his lips like a kid – blowing air so they sort of vibrate. I can always tell when he’s running with a backback too LOL

    1. LOL talking to dogs, yeah, that could get bad, if the dog isn’t nice ;-) So funny about the blowing air so his lips vibrate! And that you can tell when he has a backpack on ;-)

  3. you ARE so lucky… this made me laugh so hard, and I am so SO happy you have this kind of FUN JOY in your life!! I love the making up of songs – Jason does this too, and it is so fun! (and haaaaaa HAAAAA, I love the backpack thing – much better than what we call it, which IS tmi… ;)

    you two are awesome. <3

    1. Okay, I must know what you call having a backpack on ;-) I feel very lucky to have someone in my life that can share running with and that really enjoys it too! YOU are awesome too :) XO

  4. That’s so cool that you get to run with M and how you can share one of your fitness activities. He sounds like a great motivator and supportive runner. Love the part about dreaming of future homes and backyards:)

  5. OMG this is hilarious especially the farts = ducks. Awesome and I’m sure that M is thrilled that we all know his little trick now ;-) But seriously, it’s so great that you guys get to run together and have such a fun time doing it. Ed and I used to run together but don’t get to so much anymore. It’s such a great way to spend the time. Hope you guys had a good Saturday!!

    1. Haha! Yea, I showed him this post and he was like ‘hey, why did you tell them I fart!?” I didn’t think he would mind ;-) It is a great way to spend time together, especially first thing in the morning before work :)

  6. Hehehehehehe, I love this…Herrick is SO good at making up songs or trying to make me laugh like that. And farts? It’s usually “barking spiders”, “I just ran over a small elephant”, or he “stepped on a duck”. Oh, and there’s the bullfrog, too. Hahahahaha, gotta love ‘em!!!

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