“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” Although I love roses and kittens, I have a few other favorite things that make me smile even more. And I got to experience four of these favorite things this morning.
We were under the threat of an impending tornado warning, which actually prevented some participants from finishing the Full Marathon, but standing in our corral with 1,000 other nervous runners, the temperature was perfect, and the forecasted rain hadn’t yet begun.
The Husband listened this year after painful IT-band issues, and I could see it in his eyes starting at 5:30 this morning. He was chomping at the bit at the start line, salivating as he jogged along next to us snapping pictures at mile 4., and riddled with angst as he cheered us on at mile 8 ½. But when he surprised us on the final stretch at mile 12, I just saw love and pride on his face. Yes, he wanted to be running this race with us. But this was a different race, and he was there for us. I love that man.