On Sunday, I enjoyed the most wonderful ½ hour with my wife. We could not stop holding hands, or smiling at each other. I felt so good to be by her side. It reminded me of how I felt when we first started dating. The best part, was what helped to create this wonderful time.
It was a run we took together.
Just a little 10K around Central Park. Was the run the amazing part? No, not really. Her back was hurting her, and I was a bit tired due to being at the very end of a 3 week training cycle. To be honest, if I had to grade it, I would call it a solid C.
The great part was after the run, on the walk home. It was just so wonderful to be with her. I felt so alive, and grateful for all the wonderful parts of my life. I felt like for once, I could see the forest from the trees. Everything was good, and all things were possible. I can’t remember the last time I felt so good, or so connected to another person. It was joyous.
The nicest part was that it lasted longer than ½ an hour. Don’t get me wrong, the walk home was the sweetest part, but the good feelings hung around for the rest of the day. We were the best of ourselves as a couple. It was easy, and enjoyable, and… …you get the idea.
I don’t want you to get the wrong idea reading this, assuming that things are not great with my wife at other times. To be honest, I could not be happier with my life as her husband. It’s just that this time felt special. It felt different. It was note worthy.
So why am I sharing this with you? I am sharing it with you in the hopes that at least one person who reads it will consider the idea of beginning to run (or learn to run with) their significant other. Other than sex, I don’t know of a way to feel closer to another person than doing something like this. It made my day an amazing one, and I feel like this is something worth sharing.