10k plus 5k with my favorite partner

For the second year in a row I ran the Middletown Classic 10k.  This year I finished the 10k in 48:15.  I’m satisfied with the time.  The course is tough for a City race.  Very hilly.  The 10k though was for a time; the reward was the 5k that followed.  Allison (who is much more attractive than the photo above shows!) and I ran the 5k together afterward.  A more relaxed pace but “quality time” with your spouse is never a bad thing.  She did great.  While I joke with her about the speed differences we have, the reality is she lets me (or at least tolerates) run and exercise in order to continue my focus on health and fitness.  I could never have had the health related success I have had without her significant tolerance for allowing me to spend time on exercise.  Plus, running or walking with her is a great joy.

ADDENDUM TO THIS BLOG POST:  For those couples that run, or just those couples who are couples, I strongly recommend reading this column: http://www.runnersworld.com/remys-world/midday-runs-with-my-wife


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Living in the Hudson Valley of New York State, at age 40 (almost 41), I had a health scare and had to make serious changes in my eating and exercise habits. This is the story of how, I went from Morbidly Obese to being a Marathon Runner and ran 12 marathons in 12 months. After I ran several more, I did something I never imagined possible: I am an Ironman.

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