Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lost a running partner, gained a friend.

As the post says, 'Heather and Hubby's excellent adventures".  My hubby has been out for about 2 months with what I believe is fractured sesamoids and plantar fasciitis. He is 6 ft 3" and 230+ lbs. Something has to give!

I miss running with him.  I now know what it is like to be a gal trying to put mileage in by herself in the wilderness.   I now have to rely on my great running friends to get the mileage in.

I do not miss running with him. We are both so competitive we have often come home from runs angry at each other cuz we were racing and one of us won. Seriously, its either humerous or dysfunctional.

Since we have not been training together (he has been biking) it is amazing how well we get along!
It is actually nice to train alone.  If I feel great, I can go for a really long or fast run, without having to cater to how someone else feels that day.

Relaxation wasn't in my Schedule:
Last weekend he 'whisked me away' to Harrison Hot springs for my  bday .  I was supposed to be peaking and doing a 4-6 hr run.  Instead, I was floating in the pool, drinking wine !


Its All Good:
I am so thankful my partner 'balances me'.   I was going a bit gangbusters and was starting to hurt. The hardware in my old fractured tibfib was giving me serious pain (got to get that out if I plan to run more).  This last weekend of relaxation was just what I needed.  Though I did squeeze in an 18 km hike with 1000 m elevation gain up bear mountain.

Great waterfallfoggy

Knee knacker 50km  in North Vancouver in 3 weeks!! I gotta run off some of that great food this weekend!

Heather

4 comments:

DEANNA STOPPLER said...

hey gal,

i know how you feel about training alone. my friend runs with her boyfriend a lot and they are different paces, which causes for a bit of friction. my fiance, dave, can't run, so we do other adventure activities together. works out well.

Jude said...
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Jude said...

i can totally relate to your love/hate relationship with the hubby/training partner.... Boy did it ever tick me off when Alex beat me at DiezVista by 10mins... then decided to run the finish with me, argggg! (he runs twice a week, i run 6x/week, what gives?)
however, i trust him with my Life and he makes the best trail partner, theres always conversation... that matters.

Youll be great at kneeknackers, ill be cheering for you :)

HEATHERRUNS said...

Awww, thanks for the compassion girls! Its great for both partners to be active, but not competitive.

Jude, man, if I was beat by someone who ran only twice a week I'd be ticked off too! huge WTF. I'm thinking he bikes a lot?