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LA44 posted 11/1/2013 09:50 AM

Hi everyone, I just wanted to say so long for a few days bc we are off to the BIG freakin' APPLE for the NYC Marathon!!!

My H started training for this April 2012. Then along came Super Storm Sandy. Back to training and now its time to run in this iconic event. Great metaphor for life. You can prepare yourself and do all the work required day after day for months on end and then through no fault of your own its done. Over. Out of your control..... and you begin again.

I have supported him along the way by purchasing clothing, preparing the pasta dinners the night before a big run, reassuring him and of course spending more time with the kids for the BIG LONG CRAZY runs!

My H is not a runner. He is a golfer. But he has worked hard. I am proud of him. Got a special shirt made for him with our flag on the back.

I will have another post to follow at some point about my own marathon of sorts - the aftermath of an A. The pain, the healing, the road to forgiveness. It's coming but not fully formed yet.

We hear all the time that R is a marathon, not a sprint. So true my friends. So true.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers (blakesteele) for a safe and happy visit to one of the greatest cities in the world.


helps2run posted 11/1/2013 10:11 AM

My wife and I ran it twice, by far my favorite marathon. The support is unbelievable.

You are right about R being like a marathon. Their is pain, ups and downs, more pain. But at times there is also clarity, strength, and many other emotions.

Then there is the finish line. But is there really a finish line? Isn't life about the journey, the race, the adventure and joy of being alive.

R was not an easy road to go down for me. But I was determined and I pushed myself. My wife would say the same, yet hers was different in that she was the wayward.

In the end our marriage has been saved, but like our running, we are always looking for ways to improve and strengthen our relationship.

authenticnow posted 11/1/2013 10:13 AM

How exciting!!!

Enjoy every minute!

helps2run posted 11/1/2013 10:16 AM

...oops forgot, good luck!!!!

Marathonwaseasy posted 11/1/2013 10:18 AM

I ran a marathon 4 months pre dday.
As my user name says. It was a lot easier than dealing with this.
And your husband is a runner. If he runs then he is a runner
Have a great trip and a great run

LA44 posted 11/1/2013 12:08 PM

Thanks all! I love your comments help2run. @marathon...yes! He is a runner. He jokes that he isn't bc he never was before April 2012. But he's all in now that's for sure!

blakesteele posted 11/1/2013 12:38 PM

Great to have this combined goal !!!

Running is a part of my wife's A....was an integral (albeit a lie) component to nurturing it. Not much running actually took place .......but I digress.

God is with you but I will continue to hold you in my prayers. You and your husbands journey are an inspiration to many of us,

Peace to us all.

Rebreather posted 11/1/2013 12:56 PM


Oh. Sorry. I got all excited for you!

Good luck to him. Have fun! Eat a lot!

Marathonwaseasy posted 11/1/2013 23:58 PM

Fwh used swimming as cover for his A. Swam with OW.
Guess anything can be a cover if you chose to cheat

sinsof thefather posted 11/2/2013 05:31 AM

Good Luck in New York. I hope conditions are good and that he crosses that line with you there waiting for him at the finish. What an accomplishment that will be.

karmahappens posted 11/2/2013 12:56 PM

YAY LA and Mr.

Have a blast in the city.

I hope your husband does his personal best!

Looks like a beautiful weekend. Enjoy your alone time!


SadFlower posted 11/2/2013 19:30 PM

Hey, LA, my H and I are in NYC this weekend, too. Not to run, though. When I see the runners, I'll think of you and your H!

Sounds as though you're doing well--I'm happy for you.

You're right about R being s different kind of marathon. Now that's a marathon that both my H and I are running!

Have a wonderful time in the Big Apple.

heme posted 11/2/2013 19:36 PM

Enjoy yourself! Good luck on the marathon!

OnAnIsland posted 11/3/2013 01:56 AM

Good luck. Enjoy NYC!

Jrazz posted 11/3/2013 02:56 AM

Sending good thoughts and prayers for your trip!

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