For Greg's birthday my sister Liz gave Greg something he absolutely loves (John Wayne movies). He was so excited he wanted to watch them immediately. Knowing that I hate John Wayne made it even more a conversation piece. That is-- Greg asked me to watch them with him. I told him, I would make him a deal. I would do something that I didn't like to do if he did something he didn't want to do.
He has always supported me in my running, but never gets involved. Okay maybe not never, but he said he would never run more than a 5K. So I made a deal with him that if he ran a 10K race. I would watch his John Wayne movies with him. (YES ALL 21 HOURS)! I actually had it calculated all in my head that by about November, he would have put in at least 21 hours of running training for this 10K so I thought it was fair.
Well three weeks after the deal was made. Greg ran his 10K. Who do you think got the better end of the deal? I think he did, but we still had a lot of fun, and Greg actually has said he wouldn't mind running a couple of days a week. Wahoo--- Another running buddy!
This is Greg and I after running the Wheat & Beat-- Hit the Street 10K. It was a perfect way to start our anniversary. Greg ran the whole race with a smile on his face. Our times: Greg 1:06:12 (after only running 12 times total this year). Cherilee 47:37.