The $#*! My Wife Says (and does)

As you now know, my wife is training for her first marathon (Disney in January).

Although she has been very supportive of me and my relatively new obsession with running, she is not the most chipper person when it comes to "her" running...

During the past few weeks I have kept track of some of the things she has said and done so I
could share this experience with all of you :)

- "If you can train me, you can train anyone..."
- "That's just stupid." - after I explained why she needed to start slowly.
- No words, just a finger in the air as she runs by. - during one of her first training runs.
- "WTF?!" - email reply I received after I sent her a two week running schedule.

Floppin Flounder
- After running about 1/4 mile I look at Jen and say, "You are doing great!".  She looks back at me in confusion and says, "Why?".  I look back at her with more confusion and say, "You are doing great.".  She then says. "Oh, I thought you said to take a break!".
- During the race: "Are we last? We must be last!"  - we were not even close to last...
- After the race: "I hate you! This is worse than when you got me pregnant!"

- "I know my shoes weigh at least five pounds!".  She put them on our scale and tried to weigh them.  Nothing happened (they weigh less than eight ounces)...

Signing up for the Disney Marathon
Jen: "Sign me up for the Goofy."
Me: "No."
Jen: "Why?"
Me: "It's your first long distance race."
Jen: "Go big or go home!"

Response to an email from one of our friends about running the marathon
"Shhhhh!!! I haven't run it yet. Got lots of time to back out, sell my bib, suffer an injury, develop a fear of cartoon characters, be under judicial order not to leave the state .... the possibilities are endless. Not to mention the world may come to an end before I actually have to run this *#$#@ thing."

I have a feeling I will be adding a lot to this post as the year goes on...

Update (after the Disney Marathon - 1-8-12):

Eating breakfast with Annie, Cathy and Jen the day after the marathon.
Me: "At least I didn't cramp up this time."
Cathy: "My stomach is my Achilles’ tendon. What’s yours Jen?"
Jen: "Running!"

Getting ready to drive home the day after the marathon.
Jen: "You sure you feel okay to drive all the way back home?"
Me: "Yeah, I feel fine."
Jen: "F#@k you!"

People asking Jen about the marathon.
"What was the worst part of the marathon?"
Jen: "The running!"


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