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It is a Christmas miracle ๐Ÿ˜

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
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Not only did I get hubby out for a Christmas Day run with me, but I managed to convince him to wear a Christmas hat while running AND take an obligatory post run selfie. What?!? Somebodyโ€™s heart grew by 3 sizes today ๐Ÿคฃ. Itโ€™s been a long time since we ran together and heโ€™s been battling a niggly back this last year so we kept it short but sweet. Perhaps this may become a regular occurrence? Time will tell. He has no desire to compete again but perhaps I can convince him to hit the trails with me this summer. He was a cross country runner in his youth and I know heโ€™d love hitting the trails. Baby steps Allie, baby steps ๐Ÿ˜‚

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DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate10

Looks like you both enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜.

Here's wishing you more joint runs in the New Year.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to DebJogsOn

Thanks Deb. I forgot how nice it is to run with somebody again. Fingers crossed we can get a few more in.

Fantastic news, well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I hope you manage to persuade hubby to come out again with you and enjoy running. Itโ€™s a great end to 2018๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

Good luck with running into 2019! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to David_G

Thanks David. The last time he ran with me it seemed to help with his niggly back so weโ€™ll see how this one goes. Hopefully heโ€™ll be out with me again in a couple days.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Lovely photo Sask! Hope youโ€™re having a wonderful day after your fabulous run together. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

Happy running in 2019 too. Hope hubby can hit those trails with you! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky! Still basking in our post run glow ๐Ÿ˜Š

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Great you both got out together today! Wishing you many more runs together in 2019...๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธโญ๏ธ

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks mountaindreamer ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Omg Sask.....this is brilliant news...little and often is the phrase that springs to mind...come on Allie, join us...you know you want to xx

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Thanks MC. I do love my long runs though ๐Ÿ˜. I did drop him off and continued on for a little longer once he went as far as he dared today. It was a win-win and he was A-ok with it. It takes me a couple km to reach my groove so I hated to stop just as I was reaching my stride. A little stop to take a pic and off I went again ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

I know what you mean chick..so well done you

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Great pic. Happy running the happy festivities ๐Ÿ˜

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals. I hope youโ€™re enjoying your festivities and able to get some runs in, if you choose.

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Last run was Thursday... Need to get out again soon! But too much celebrating ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Deals1

I hear you! Thatโ€™s why I ran before our company showed up today ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿท

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Good news Allie - happy running!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

The picture says it all SaskAlliecat. It looks like OH enjoyed that run as much as you. Great hats too.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5. I can't get over how warm they were! Despite it being -10C, my jacket was undone pretty quick and the gloves were peeled off and I wasn't cold at all. There was even a few little flurries while we were running. So lovely.

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

Absolutely fab photo! You could use it for your Christmas card next year ๐Ÿ™‚

I had one run with my husband before he had to give up permanently although he was a runner for years. A big regret in life that I hadn't discovered running back then โ˜น๏ธ but the memory of us running together is a special one.

Happy Christmas Saska ๐ŸŽ„

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Irishprincess

Great idea IP! Maybe I'll have to actually do cards again next year. This year got away from me big time so only the bare minimum got done. Oh well; despite the chaos leading up to Christmas, we had a wonderful day.

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Oh what a lovely picture! You both look so healthy and happy. So glad the hubster joined you. Wish my partner would, as itโ€™s so nice to have someone to run with now and then. I like my long solo runs, but do get a bit lonesome sometimes.

I hope he gets the bug again and continues to join you more often in the new year. Happy running and Happy 2019 to you, lovely Allie!

Sadie xxx

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie. I also love my long solo runs where I get lost in my thoughts and music but it was a real treat to run with him. He made it clear he's not interested in running the long distances I do, but is willing to maybe build up to 10k again. I'll take it! We'll see when we get back into the chaos of work but hopefully we'll get some more runs in together this winter so he's able to tackle some of my shorter trail runs with me this summer.

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

Lovely picture! Glad you both enjoyed your run. You have that post running glow :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

How lovely, and you both look so happy. X

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Graduate10

Great picture! Loved the Grinch quote in your post! It is nice when a hubbie or partner runs with us, especially when they donโ€™t usually.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Lavender1962

He's teaches middle school and likes to refer to himself as a grinch at Christmas time. One year on the last day of classes before the Christmas break his class dressed him up as the grinch, green face and all. They even had a little baggie with a chicken heart in it for his breast pocket. He was such a good sport and the kids had a blast.

When we started dating exercise was a huge part of our relationship and continued to be up until 10-15 years ago. He made it clear he's not interested in running for hours but is thinking he'll run some of my shorter run with me. Yay! Even if it was just one of my runs per week, it is a nice way to reconnect and do something together again.

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Graduate10

Sounds like hรฉs a great teacher! Thatโ€™s a great Grinch story. Short runs together will be nice!

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Lovely photo. You both look really happy. How wonderful if he runs some short runs with you. Donโ€™t scare him with a long, snowy trail and ravine run and he might just get addicted ๐Ÿ˜‰

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

I think I could actually entice him better with a snowy ravine run (he finds road running monotonous) but I'm trying to ease him in slowly so he doesn't end up triggering his back again, especially right before we take off for a week of skiing and snowmobiling. So far so good!

Jancanrun
JancanrunGraduate10

Gorgeous pic with big smiles...

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Aaaw lovely photo of you and hubby Allie!๐Ÿ˜Š

I do hope he decides to keep going for some runs with you as it makes you happy.๐Ÿ‘ซ

My hubby has mentioned he should start trying short runs again...for the exercise (he did c25k with me in 2015 but not run since)... fingers crossed it happens...nagging won't help!๐Ÿ˜‰xxxx

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Haha, youโ€™re right! Nagging definitely doesnโ€™t help. I was quite surprised when I tossed it out there that he jumped on it. Weโ€™ve ran another one together and it was also good; quicker but good. That was the biggest issue we had running together was he always wants to run faster than me but weโ€™ll find a balance iโ€™m sure. He wants to keep the runs shorter for now so they can be my tempo runs - short, sweet and fast.

Decker
DeckerGraduate10

Great photo Sask! You guys look like you are really enjoying yourselves. Iโ€™ve been working on getting Mrs Decker out for a run as well. Maybe next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Decker

It was really fun! I had almost convinced him a few times before but the distance I had always planned to run would turn him off. This worked well because we ran whatever he wanted then after our obligatory selfie I carried on for a bit on my own. The next run we did was together for the whole thing but was ran quicker; still short and sweet. Perhaps you can convince Mrs. Decker if you promise a nice little tootle where she picks the pace and distance; a โ€œno pressure runโ€. I hope you can convince her, itโ€™s a nice way to spend some time together. If she enjoys communing in Nature, maybe one of your trail runs will entice her better?

What a lovely photo of you both. I hope he enjoyed his run.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Razouski

Thank you Raz; he sure did and was itching to get out for a second run a couple days later. Hopefully we can continue it once we're back from our holidays.

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