1. A Good Listener - Everyone who knows him, knows this about him -- He doesn't talk much, but he's a very good listener. He is my ultimate sounding board. I can talk to him about running for hours, and just when I think I am already boring him half to death, he shows genuine concern for my issues or rants (if any), shares his opinion and most importantly, shows empathy.
2. TLC - When I'm injured or if my body is aching, he checks up on me from his work from time to time to see how I'm feeling. He reminds me of what I should be doing so I could heal faster or tells me to step away from the chores so I could rest. Last night he offered to cook dinner so I could R.I.C.E. my knee. One thing he's really good at is putting KT Tape on my ankles.
3. Cheerleader - The first time Michael saw me cross the finish line, he said he was teary-eyed. He wasn't exactly in a cheerleader outfit, but he was holding a camera and a banner. He was right there waiting for me with a proud look on his face. Like I won first place or something. Seeing him that way actually felt like I did win the race. He hugged me really tight and told me how very proud he was of me. Even before that, I saw him twice in different areas of the course and heard him shout out, "Go Hana!" Hearing that and seeing him felt like taking a double dose of GU Roctane! (*Hana* is what we call each other. Our term of endearment. Long Story ;p)
awww...the site of this wipes away the fatigue
The only reason why I can run is because I have an incredibly supportive man behind me. So if you have a partner that doesn't complain about your running, who makes sure you get your run in because he understands what "ME TIME" means, and encourages you to be your best...I'm giving you a virtual high five right now. We are lucky! It's their encouragement and support that gets us to that start line.
30 Days of Thanks (Day 4)
Who's your biggest fan?