The first time he and I ran a race together it was a marathon, my first one, but he was already an accomplished runner. It was a 13.1 mile loop in the freezing cold, snow, hail and rain. We all took off at our own pace, and after completing loop one I found him there, standing in the freezing rain, waiting for me. “I’m here to take you to the finish line” - and with that, we ran together the second half. It was by far his slowest marathon time. Right there I knew he was special.
The photo here, is the finish line at Javelina 100 miles. Every hundred I’ve done, he sees me off with a smile and waits for me, patiently. Then he joins in the fun and runs from sunset to sunrise by my side. As the night gets cold we joke, we laugh, we walk, we run, we go through hell and out, and we keep going, he helps me keep going.
We are blessed to have found each other ❤️ 📸: the very talented @howiesternphoto