Running friends really have your back don’t they?
I was thinking today about how much we implicitly trust those people we chose to run with. On those 15+ mile runs we do with a friend we are really trusting that someone with our lives.If we get injured, or worse – get sick, that running buddy will go get help or carry us home and I think that level of trust we put into our running buddies helps create amazing friendships.
Also, think about all the crap we talk about on a run, it ALL comes out during those miles. Talking to a running buddy is WAY better than talking to your hairdresser. I believe that the combination of these things makes for better friendships.
This point was proven today when my running buddy Andrew wrote a genius article on Buzzfeed entitled:
(Click on it, it’s really funny in my opinion)
The fact that someone took the time out to write this, I have realized, is true friendship. And it’s only because of running that I have friends like this:
Friends who are funny, caring, committed, sensitive, driven, goal oriented, and witty.
Friends who are courageous – who show up for me, for themselves and for their health and fitness.
Friends who have my back.
Friends who take a stand for me.
and friends who think I’m a good catch!
I’m not sure how the #DateOliver campaign is going to go, perhaps there will be an epic update in a few days -I’ll keep you posted. But should I manage to snag another runner, and should it go particularly well, I have found the PERFECT place for us to get married! This year at The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ Marathon there is a run-thru wedding for lovebirds wanting to elope on the go! How effing genius is that?
Of course, serious runners might not be up for this as it may take away from PR’s and time goals – but the organizers promise that it will only take three minutes off their times. A small price to pay, I think for getting married on the run.
The race this year is on November 17th, and there is a full marathon option, a half marathon and a half-of-a-half marathon, just incase your future better half is not actually a runner like you. Sounds like all you need is an Elvis impersonator in a pair of Nike’s performing the ceremony, and we’d be set!
What do you think? Sin City or bust? And more importantly, do you know anyone that would #DateOliver?