Message Category: Running Tips/ Training Topic: running "unofficially"
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He should consider himself lucky BobZ 7/13/01 2:16:54 PM ET
Patrice, your husband is indeed the lucky one. As was pointed out previously, there will be sacrifices and it will impact you and your whole family. Meal schedules and diet will change. Travel plans, possibly vacations will change and may be cancelled or at least postponed. And there will suddenly be a significant amount of time where he is out alone or late that you will wonder where he is or why he is so late etc. But having your support and knowing you are behind him will make a big differnece on the down and bad days. I speak from personal experience. My wife and daughter view this whole first marathon thing as a nuisance and inconvenience at best. they don't know what it meant to get into the Marine Corps marthon lottery and be accepted, they don't know when the race is, or where, and have no plans to attend. They are not happy about having to change travel, and meal plans or to work their schedules around my running schedule. So as I said before, your husband is the lucky one. BobZ.