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Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Number One Fan

Since it's a week long celebration of my first RUNniversry, it's about time I write a special post about my biggest fan.  I'm talking about my fiance, Michael.  I'd like you to know a little bit about how amazing this man has been to me with regards to my running.

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)

I'm thankful for my fiance.  He is gentle, patient and laid back  - my complete opposite!  But we mesh really well. I'm thankful that he knows me better than anyone else, but loves me anyway.  He is my best-friend and my biggest cheerleader.  I love every romantic and thoughtful gesture he puts together from time to time and he makes a great partner for raising my daughter.  I think his greatest legacy is not in the number of movies  he has made, but in the number of hearts he has touched. He has been an integral part of my life for 9 years now and I look forward to many more happy years together.

Who's your biggest fan?


  1. What a sweet sweetie! I don't really have a biggest fan, yet. Trying to morph my BF into that. :)

  2. SO sweet :) support is the only way it can be done!

  3. That is just amazing. My wife is the same way, giving support and realizing that running is just what I do. She knows it is something that I have to do. She is always asking how my run went that day, and is always there at the finish line for me. So thankful for my loving and supportive wife.

  4. My biggest fan in life? Hubby - he's supportive of my running and made it to the finish line of the first half...

    My biggest running fan? I would say my friend Angela Lee who's always giving me advice and who even flew from LA to run my first 1/2 by my sid.

  5. Julie. I. love. this. post.

    One and three.

    1 & 3. Those ones - most important to me for sure. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    He sounds pretty amazing.

    YAY for you & YAY to Michael for being awesome Michael!!

  6. How sweeet of him to cheer you on and take care of you!

    my boyfriend came to my first half and he was soo proud of me. i would say he is my biggest fan. on days where i slack on running, he reminds me of how much i beat myself up after the fact. it always encourages me to push forward! :)

  7. I really like this post. Michael is certainly the best. I know how I appreciate my family that always support me. Yes, our supporting fans are the best!

  8. Awwwww!!! Sweet man.

    My kids are definitely my biggest fans... definitely.

  9. Very lucky! And such a nice write-up to thank him as well.

  10. I agree... you are lucky. I think my biggest fans are my fiance & my mom.

  11. great post, you're very lucky to have him!!

  12. What a terrific sounding guy, there's not many of them out there that would show so much support or interest. If I didn't already have a super duper guy of my own I'd be very very jealous!

  13. super like! goodluck sa upcoming marathon mo ate Julie! Rock on!

  14. awwwwww

    of course I think my biggest fans are actually my dogs, but that's probably not the answer I'm supposed to give. ;-)

  15. This is such a great post!

    I lost who could have been my number one fan. She made my race worth every while. But, I have to move on and find someone who can cheer me on.

    Keep it up! I'm also a fan of his kontrabida roles back home.



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