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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Billy Wins Husband of the Year

I am too excited to even type this so I might make a lot of spelling and grammer errors.

Billy gave me an early Christmas gift.

Here's the story:

I went to the gym by my lonesome and did 30 minutes on the elliptical and jumped onto the stair climber.

22 minutes into my climbing of stairs I felt someone grab my butt!! I freaked out and almost fell off the darn thing.

IT WAS BILLY!

You have to understand, Billy has a six pack and couldn't gain weight if he wanted too.  He rock climbs and plays baseball for exercise.  The gym really isn't his thing.

I was so excited to see him.  I quickly asked him if he was going to lift and if he could teach me some things.

He said, "No, I think I am going to run."

I didn't want him to change his mind so I rushed over and saved two treadmills next to each other.

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We got on treadmills next to each other and I seriously felt like I was on crack.

Running plus my bff next to me.  Bliss.

He kept going and going.....I was amazed that he could do so much and so fast (he was going 8.3 mph)

He looked over at me and said, "Merry Christmas. I have been running for about a month in the mornings so that I can start running with you."

My bladder was empty but I would have peed if it wasn't.

5 miles.

There really is not one thing that I would rather have than to be able to RUN and with my BILLSTER.

This is a huge deal and I think I will be talking about it for the next 28 posts so get used to it.

Best. Present. Ever.

To repay him I went to in-n-out with him for lunch.

Got the veggie sandwich, they treated me right and piled it with veggies and the grilled onions were amazing.

I ate every single one of those french fries.

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Does your significant other workout with you?  What do they do for exercise?

What is the best present you have ever gotten?

-Besides my engagement ring I am going to have to say this:)

110 Comments:

At December 22, 2010 at 3:25 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

AWWWWWWWWW! That's awesome!

I do workout with my hubby - we run, bike and swim together. We do alone workouts too, but I would say that 85% of our workouts are together!

Best present ever??? Yikes... that's a hard one!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Slomohusky said...

congrats!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Keri said...

That is a really sweet gift...and especially since he planned it in advance and then practiced so he could keep up with you. I agree. Best present ever. I always said I would want my boyfriend to propose to me on a run but if he ever suggested a run i would totally know something was up! One time for my birthday he rode his bike while I ran outside :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Legs said...

That is amazing!!! Merry Christmas to you! What a great guy! Me and my bf run together and I wouldn't have it any other way. :D

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:30 PM , OpenID spabettie.com said...

oh, WOW, that is the coolest thing I have heard in a long time!!

Jason and I have never worked out together, but one thing I got for him (us) for Christmas was memberships to the new gym opening next month - WEE !!

this is seriously SO cool. way to go, Billy!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM , Blogger aron said...

OMG. loooooove.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

tears of joy for you and the billster. Special guy for sure!
LC

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

How cute! My husband and I do run together - usually just on the weekends. He's a teacher, too, so he's running with me while on break. Yay!

Best gift? It was from my husband - he got me Manolo Blahniks. I almost collapsed I was so excited.

Have a merry Christmas!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

p.s
I love running with my hubs, but he is wicked fast so I am like your billy, just trying to hang on. But its SO WORTH IT! Merry christmas you 2!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

Aww how amazeballs!!! I wish the hubster would run with me!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:39 PM , Blogger LindsLovesMiles said...

awww that is SO sweet!!!! best gift i have gotten was my garmin! david runs with me sometimes and i LOVE it!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Runners Fuel said...

That is sooooo sweet. My hubs is great at running, but hates doing it. That is the best gift!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM , OpenID lauravirginia said...

Oh my GOSH! I am freaking out for you. Seriously that is so sweet and thoughtful of him! High five, Billy!

Sometimes Jordan and I go to the gym together, but he lifts while I run. He agreed to run my next half with me, but said, "Uh... are you going to want me to stay with you the whole time?" I run at a snail's pace! Ha!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM , Blogger Kate said...

That may be the SWEETEST and most sincere gift I have ever heard of. He went out of his way for an entire month to build up his endurance AND keep it all secret so that he could surprise you. WOW! He does get HUSBAND OF THE YEAR! I have to share this story with friends.

My partner and I are also running partners. our paces are the same so that makes it very convenient. :) It is nice to have the love of your life by your side when you're running for severals hours straight, or even just for a jog. It means a lot.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

YAY FOR BILLY!! What an awesome gift! He obviously sees how passionate you are about running!

I don't think there is a better activity than training with your spouse. Spencer and I high five after our work outs now!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:54 PM , Blogger Val said...

awwww yay for billy!!!

Best Present was my engagment ring and anything that comes from fiances heart!

Fiance does yoga with me and will run 2 miles with me ;)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:54 PM , OpenID runaroundaroo said...

First, I love the fact you got someone to photograph the moment! So cute!

If this happened to me I would have fallen off the treadmill and sat on the floor in a puddle of happy tears! I've had an overly emotional day (for no reason, what the frick?) and this got me all teary again!

That is so insanely sweet and adorable that he surprised you with the run! He is a keeper! :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM , Blogger ShutUpandRun said...

I LOVE THAT. Ken and I have been married for almost 16 years. We have always shared our passions for cycling and now running. I swear it's been the best thing ever for our marriage. We might have different paces and goals, but we find time to train together. He really "gets" me. I LOVE that billy has been getting up so that he could run with you. I think the best way someone shows us how they care is when they take an interest in what we're doing. He's a keeper.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

Wow, he really does deserve an award!! Great present.

My husband and I run together in the summer, in the winter when we're treadmilling, it doesn't really work out, but I LOVE running with him outdoors. I love running with a buddy and running with him makes it that much more fun. I'm super psyched for you guys!

The best present I've ever gotten was probably my kitchenaid mixer of my nook, could be a tie. Both were from my absolute favorite aunt. I love baking and reading, you really can't go wrong!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Laura said...

Adoooooooooooorable! Steve comes to the gym with me when he can, but usually does weights while I am the cardio queen... when he does run with me I have to run twice as fast to make up for the fact that his legs are probably twice as long!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Trying To Heal said...

Ah, what a great gift for Christmas!!! Now I'm sure the gym will be even more fun!!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Kristy {Sweet Treats and More} said...

My husband played football at BYU so running wasn't really his thing. He likes to throw weights around:) But after his last season I convinced him to do a ragnar relay with me. We trained together for 6 months and it was so. much. fun!

What a sweet hubs you have! Best gift ever for sure!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM , Blogger MuncherCruncher said...

JANAE!! I bet you were dying. That is so much fun! I bet he was so excited to show you...seriously how cute that he's been doing it for a month. Precious. I'm so sorry it's raining there! I'll try and wish some sunshine in for you! LOVE YOU! xoxoxo

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM , Blogger ~Jessica~ said...

This post genuinely made me quite tearful - you have such a beautiful relationship with Billy and this just emphasises to me how empty my life is without a 'Billy' of my own! Heck, I'd love anyone to run with me...a German Shepherd dog would do ;)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Caroline said...

Yeah Billy! I got one too..well mine is a Bill!! Also great!!
Best present ever was engagement ring is #1 and for my 40th birthday he got me a fancy camera. I looooove to take pictures of my kids and other people!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM , Blogger J said...

Brian does not like to run but he has done a few 5ks with me. I would love to have him want to run with me but he is a swimmer at heart. That is so sweet of Billy! What a great gift. Once I read this post I actually reread it to Brian in hopes that it would give him an idea but he just said "oh". You are one lucky girl!! I think the best present I gave received was my engagement ring too plus the scrapbook Brian made me where he asked me to marry him in the last page.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM , OpenID marathonmaiden said...

awwwwww that is SO SWEET! i wish i had a significant other to do that with. sigh. does billy have a single brother?! ;)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM , Blogger misszippy said...

Ahhh. That's really great! My husband and I used to train together all the time before kids. Now? Not so much! But it was always nice when we had that time together.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Katie said...

Awww that is awesome!!! Matt and I have run together sporadically, when Nolan was younger we used to run with him in the jogging stroller (I miss those little family runs :( )

Right now Matt is swamped with work and gets a little down that he doesn't have time/energy to workout much, but I've shown him how to do Tabata kettlebell workouts so at least he is doing something.

Best present~ My "Believe in Yourself" bracelet from Nolan :D

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Allison said...

That's adorable Janae! You guys are a great couple and we're so lucky to know you. Have a great Christmas in California!

PS. Those little frosted animal cookies with sprinkles are beyond delicious. Glad to know that we share the same affinity for little addicting cookies and Britney. ;)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:08 PM , OpenID drkgood said...

That is an unbelievable gift. He thought ahead to something that would be meaningful to you and to your relationship. He went through planning and preparing to make it happen. And then he surprised you with it in a wonderful way. Truly amazing. I am in awe and so happy for you. Merry Christmas!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM , Blogger giraffy said...

That's RAD!!

My H runs with me, but he's, like, super good, and I still am super slow :D. But it's cute, how he pretends to be impressed with me.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Holly said...

that's soo awesome! I miss the carefree days of doing whatever you want whenever you want.
My best present even has to be him letting me go to grad school. I would have to say my wedding band also would be tops.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

That is super cute!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Mallory said...

That is the SWEETEST gift ever! What a great guy! I love that he surprised you and has been doing it on your own. That actually means that he took TIME. I love it. Good job Billy.

My SO has worked out with me a couple of times but doesn't on a regular basis. I've asked many times but I don't want to push the issue.

The best gift ever... hmm... that's tough. I think I will have to go with my engagement ring. It was clearly thought out and very sweet.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM , Blogger ms. caboo said...

Billy is a real sweetheart! My man never works out with me...I would consider it probably the best present ever if he took up running with me.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM , OpenID whatkateiscooking said...

That's so cute! I love the picture of the two of you running together :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Heather said...

HA! That's too funny that he started off by grabbing your butt. :) Wow, seriously, that is awesome! What a great hubby! I always wished we could be the running couple...BUT my hubby isn't quite (or even not at all) into running/working out like I am. But I'm thankful for him anyway for watching our little one so I can run. :)

That is just so cool. Merry early Christmas to you!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

I love it! Your smile on the treadmill says everything :) My fiancee will run with me or go to my spinning class every once in awhile which makes me happy. Sometimes I even make him strength train with me which he whines about b/c he never lifts. I find it amusing.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

UNGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!
I love your husband.
In a totally platonic way!
What a great guy!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM , OpenID girlevolving.com said...

What a sweet surprise! That's awesome!!

For our engagement anniversary this past year Dave took me out on a canoe on the river and he had notes tied from the trees - we had to paddle over and untie them. So sweet!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:51 PM , OpenID mealsformiles said...

That is seriously the most adorable thing I've heard/read in a long time. You are very luck :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

How sweet!!!!!!! And awesome!!!! =D

 
At December 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, that is awesome! Way to go Billy!!

Jay runs with me 80% of the time. We have trained for all our races this fall together. I can't imagine a long run without him!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Oh my! I seriously almost shed a tear over that! Simply Awesome! What a great gift. You are one LUCKY lady!

My husband plays hockey and lifts weights. He runs a little bit but it's not really his thing. He was super awesome about giving me some company on portions of my long runs last winter though! We are both planning on Boston 2012 so we'll actually train together quite a bit.

Man-that was really so sweet! Billy is definitely a keeper:)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 5:23 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

That is so sweet, and what a way to surprise you like that! My boyfriend doesn't run or do yoga, but we go snowboarding together all the time! It's fun to snowboard together and race each other with the prize being a back massage!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Jody, RD said...

My husband and I used to train for our annual 25k race together. We'd always "go for runs together" but what that means is we'd start at the same place but he'd run faster and longer than I did. We'd end up at the same place but he would have already cooled down, stretch, worked on his core and did push-ups.

P.S. I LOVE that you had someone take a picture on the treadmill. I hope it was someone completely random.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 5:38 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

How great is that? AWESOME!!!

My husband and I used to work out together... mostly running or yoga. But now we have to tag-team the kids... sitters are too pricey. I miss working out with him.

Best present I ever got was finding out I was pregnant with my oldest.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 5:41 PM , Blogger LoriV. said...

That's the best thing I've ever heard. You're a lucky girl. My husband would never run with me.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Crystal said...

We can't work out together unless my parents watch our kids. My husband will go with me on short runs, but he usually heads back to the house after 2 miles. We take turns going to the gym and sometimes we do p90x together. I have running buddies, so it doesn't bother me that he doesn't share my running goals. A very thoughtful gift! The best gifts come from the heart.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:01 PM , Blogger TNTcoach Ken said...

Good for you. We can't workout together because of that type 'A' thing.......

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:15 PM , Blogger lindsay said...

that is so awesome! yay billy! is that a random guy taking your pic or someone you know... lol.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:23 PM , OpenID flyrunner said...

That is absolutely wonderful! What a thoughtful husband! :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Gabriela. said...

Awww - that was so nice of him!
:D

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:40 PM , Blogger Pam said...

That is soooooooooo great!!!!!!

Seriously, he's been training for a month and you had no idea?! Best surprise ever!

I wish my hubs would run with me. :( Or at least go to the gym with me and do SOMETHING. I got him to quit smoking though! Three years this Thanksgiving! WOOT! Baby steps...

Who am I kidding? If I had his metabolism, I wouldn't work out either.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Mamarunsbarefoot said...

My hubs is a Boston marathoner, I can't run with him... sigh

My best gift.. my children

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Christina said...

Too cute :-) that's exciting!!

When I decided to train for my 1st marathon, my bf started training with me and actually ran the race with me!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 6:53 PM , Blogger solarpowered said...

awww! Merry Christmas!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:01 PM , OpenID dorrybird said...

So excited for you!! I know this means so much to you! Yay! Billy and I run together sometimes - we trained together for the half marathon, but he doesn't love running quite like I do. We love to ride bikes together!

My best present was my engagement ring, too. And I guess my wedding band as well. :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

That's awesome! What a great gift. I wish my boyfriend would get his butt back to the gym. He used to be a runner.. maybe someday he'll get the urge again. Merry Christmas to you and your new running partner. : )

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Abby said...

That's amazing - I love the amount of thought he put into that one, that he was running in secret to get ready. Amazing!

Brent and I are actually on the same adventure racing team, so we train together a fair bit and race together regularly. I was pretty intimidated by the prospect at first, but now I love it. There's no one with whom I'd rather spend 12 (or 24, or 72) hours running around in the woods :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:04 PM , OpenID therunnersplate said...

This IS the best Christmas gift ever!! I'm so happy for you!!

My husband started running to impress me when we started dating, but that fizzled out once the knot was tied. I would love it if he picked it up again!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Abby said...

Oh, and best present? Last year for Christmas, Brent made me a book of all of my blog entries (and thus all of our adventures) from the year. He did research on how make a book binding and cover, then he printed out all the pages and put it together, complete with tools and a sewing kit and everything. I cried when I opened it.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:16 PM , Blogger Meg O said...

Very cute! I wish my boyfriend would run with me. I keep begging him, no luck yet. Hopefully Billy keeps it up and runs with you every so often.

My best present? My boyfriend bought me my first ever dog! I had only been waiting my entire life for one :)

http://justrunmego.blogspot.com

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Briana said...

I'm going to help you increase your 'cool factor' by letting you in on a little In N' Out secret lingo......(wait for it).........

It's a 'Grilled Cheese, Animal Style' and it is the bomb.com....I order that every single time and I am never disappointed that I didn't get beef-ed.

(maybe you already know this as you are pretty cool already. Don't let it go to your head :-)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:41 PM , Blogger winstead family said...

that is the sweetest thing EVER!!!!!!! you look SO happy!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:43 PM , OpenID myfeetinmotion said...

OH MY GOSH that is the cutest thing ever!! Congrats!! My boyfriend won't run with me because he has to run fast haha. But maybe when he's done competing and just running to stay in shape we'll run together when we are older :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Caroline said...

Just came across yout blog and I love it. This is such a cute story and he is a great husband!!! I'm a new follower.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:52 PM , OpenID cleaneatingchelsey.com said...

That is so sweet! I wish my husband would work out with me - not so much though!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I can't take the credit for the body in the shorts or the outfit. lol They haven't come in yet--that's a picture of the giveaway host. I hope I can fill 'em out like she does! lol And I simply MUST have a pair of those socks to go with them.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 8:09 PM , OpenID kathleen said...

that's awesome! what a surprise. my husband and i used to trail run together all of the time. we haven't been active together since august when i stopped running outside. i hope we can get back to it soon. i do miss our exercise time together.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

How sweet! Sounds like you have a pretty fabulous guy!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 8:35 PM , Blogger christina said...

That is really sweet!

My husband and I dont typically workout together. We belong to seperate gyms - I go to a regular normal gym and he goes to a mixed martial arts gym.

This past Oct I ran my first half marathon. My wonderful hubby told me I inspired him and he agree that in March when I run my first FULL marathon he would run the half. He is typically a 3 mile max kind of runner so we have been taking a few runs together... love it!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Amanda@runninghood said...

This is seriously the sweetest thing ever! I almost cried. So awesome of him...you've got yourself a good catch! :) Well, not like I needed to tell you that. So cool.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Rachel Marie said...

Almost made me squirt some tears, and I made my hubby stop playing Call of Duty Black Ops so I could read it to him. He agreed, Billy went above and beyond. Super amazing sweet gift!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 9:14 PM , OpenID secondcityrandomness said...

That is fantastic! You know he was probably running every morning, just so excited for when he was going to surprise you... :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Christina said...

that is the sweetest surprise/present EVER!!!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 10:14 PM , OpenID twentysixandthensome.com said...

CUTEST. CHRISTMAS PRESENT. EVER!!!!!!!!

Serious, I could feel your excitement in that post b/c I know the feeling of having you man not like runny. BRAVO, Billy! BRAVO!!!!

And aren't those grilled onions on the veggie sandwich the best?! Exactly what I get too, except no special sauce and instead lots-o-ketchup!

 
At December 22, 2010 at 10:49 PM , Blogger Meghan said...

THAT IS SO SWEET!!! I think it's better than your engagement ring :)

 
At December 22, 2010 at 11:59 PM , Blogger Tortuga_Runner said...

My hubby doesn't run. He doesn't really work out. He fly fishes. March-October he plays softball a couple nights a week. Best present? my kids, but that is too mushy. He knows how much I like to to give so tonight he gifted us a Kiva account. You should check it out. www.kiva.org

 
At December 23, 2010 at 12:17 AM , Blogger ERG said...

Your smile says it all!! That is awesome!!

Hope you both go sub 3 in his debut =D

 
At December 23, 2010 at 12:19 AM , Blogger ERG said...

Best Christmas gift ever?
He's six years old today!! My oldest son.

Second best... a dishwasher!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 12:39 AM , Blogger Katefreak said...

Awwww, that is so sweet. What a thoughtful way to show you care during the holidays - and without spending a bunch of money! Proves the best gifts don't have to be expensive!

Shane works out with me any time I ask him too. He's way more in shape than me, though. Lol.

My favorite gift, besides my engagement ring? Probably when Shane took me on a romantic long weekend trip to Maui for my birthday last year. It was amazing, and so sweet. He's definitely way more romantic than me.

 
At December 23, 2010 at 2:49 AM , OpenID ktbwood said...

OH myyy gosh how awesome is he? What a blessing to have a man like that!! That is so great he treats you like a princess.. JUST like you deserve!
my fav gifts are the ones from my boyfriend that have a lot of meaning behind them.. they arent the most expensive ones but the ones i KNOW he put a lot of thought into!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 4:26 AM , Blogger Maria said...

Aw what a lovely present- so thoughtful :)
I tried running with Andy but he is way too fast- I would be running and he would still be walking and it just didnt work!
I got a fab gift this year- a trip to Discovery Cove (but it is to be postponed until the summer as our flight out was cancelled due to the snow here). :)

 
At December 23, 2010 at 5:47 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

Back again! Boston 2012. By that time you will be an elite runner and when I meet you I can also get your autograph:)

 
At December 23, 2010 at 6:39 AM , Blogger Liz said...

Aw! You know you're a runner when something like this really IS the best Christmas present. :) I can only hope that whoever I marry someday will be able to workout with me!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 7:47 AM , OpenID endlessrunner said...

This is so cute!!! I work out with my boyfriend all the time and I love it. I love that he surprised you, such a cute and thoughtful early Christmas gift! Merry Christmas to you!!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 7:51 AM , Blogger d.a.r. said...

That is so sweet that he has been secretly running!!!

Best gift ever = my wedding (we had a Christmas wedding!). Hopefully next year my husband will be home for both Christmas and our anniversary. Now that will be an awesome Christmas present!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 7:54 AM , Blogger Angie said...

AwEsOmE! That is a great gift!
I got Doug to run a 1/2 relay with me... he said he was bored, lol, and that he will only run again if he can run next to me... I, however, thought the relay thing was a blast!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 8:08 AM , Blogger Savannah said...

Such a sweet story!!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 8:13 AM , OpenID lexilives said...

Janae this is too adorable. His mother certainly raised him right. How kind and thoughtful. Merry Christmas!!!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 8:27 AM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Aw, shucks, that makes me want to pinch his cheeks!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM , OpenID livefortherun.com said...

This is absolutely precious!!!!! AWWWWWWW

That's truly awesome:)

 
At December 23, 2010 at 8:31 AM , Blogger Rae said...

What a sweet present! I love how he's been doing it for a month so he'd be ready. I also think it's awesome that you had some dude take a pic of you guys running. :)

Have a very Merry Christmas!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 8:36 AM , Blogger The Wife In Her New Life said...

AWW! What a sweet and thoughtful gift!!! That's really really sweet!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 9:06 AM , OpenID oliepants said...

What a great gift! That's so sweet! Yes, my husband and I work out together. We don't necessarily stay together when we run/walk as he just runs, but he make an effort to make sure we go together.

 
At December 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM , OpenID destination262 said...

I just found your blog yesterday and have to say that I almost teared up reading this post. How sweet of your hubs to secretly run just so he could surprise you and run with you. That is like the sweetest thing ever!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 11:39 AM , OpenID kitkatkateblog said...

Aw! I love this! You have one AMAZING husband, lucky girl. :) My boyfriend doesn't workout with me. Bummer. I wish he would. Right now he doesn't have much time to exercise, but he wants to. I think we have different taste in exercise though. So, it's difficult to do things together. But, we have ran on the beach 2 times together at night in North Carolina, we've ran around town once, and he said he would do yoga with me sometimes. So, that's a start!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM , OpenID betybliss said...

That is awesome!!! My bf started running with me about a year ago and I love it. We ran our first half marathon together in Las Vegas this month and it was seriously one of the best things ever. I know how you feel and it is awesome to have your lovey do something with you that you love.

 
At December 23, 2010 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Anna P said...

That picture is the best!!! Is that a friend of yours or just some random gym guy? =)
Hubby runs with me occasionally on the weekends-and like your hubby, he is already super fit.
The first time he ran w/ me was for a 5K race in October. I tore it up at 27:30 (a PR for me at that time) and he acted like it was BARELY a jog for him-sickening I tell ya. He has also gone an an 8mi and 10mi long run with me. Occasionally he runs way ahead of me and then waits for me to catch up as my slow pace ACTUALLY makes his hips ache! GAHHH!!!
But at least he's there with me and someday, SOMEDAY I will work down from my 9:30-10:30 miles to a pace that we can BOTH feel comfy at =)
Way to go, Bill =)

 
At December 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM , Blogger ida said...

That is the best gift ever! And I had no idea you could get a veggie option at in-n-out! I've never been to one, but that will have to change pronto.

 
At December 23, 2010 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Jamie Pickle said...

OMG, what a sweetheart your hubby is. Maybe he can convince my hubs to start running?!?! You are one lucky gal, a running hubs and In-N-Out for lunch!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

That is beyond cool, way better than any physical gift!

 
At December 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Eat, Watch, Run said...

My husband HATES running more than Police Academy sequels, so I'll usually do weights with him at the gym. We go to a personal trainer together too.

Best present: VHS player from my brother when I was 13. I was in HEAVEN until I burned that thing out.

 
At December 24, 2010 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Sara said...

That is so incredibly awesome! I am so happy for you and Billy - how thoughtful of him! I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you both! And (I just read your most recent post) if your family is every looking for another child to adopt, can I be first on the list?! Thanks a million! ;)

 
At December 24, 2010 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

Now that is just cool!!!!! I am trying to get my baker to do something, anything, to race with me, even a relay, still working on it.

 
At December 24, 2010 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Jen said...

First: how the heck can he just pick up and run that fast in such a short amount of time?!!! I'm a little jealous over here! But what a sweetie! That is an awesome early Christmas present!

 
At December 24, 2010 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

That is SOOOO CUTE!!!! Im tearing up... wow i'm a freak! What a little love bug!

 
At January 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM , Blogger the dawn said...

ummmm, that's totally cause for the husband of the year award!!! mr. dawn tried to do that two separate times, but ended up hating running even more by the end of it, so he would just tell me about it with a defeated look on his face....

seriously, best present ever!!!!!

 

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