This is My Wife

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This is my wife, she is a  runner. She recently ran a half marathon, one which I sat out on. Not because of an injury, but because I wanted to sit on the sidelines and cheer my wife on to what ended up being a great race for her. It was nice to sleep in as she left to go catch the bus to the start line. However, I wished I would have just gotten up and driven her there and then cheered her on from more points along the route. I rode my mountain bike up to the half-way point of the race south of town. It was a beautiful morning, a slight chill was in the air and as I arrived at the road crossing, others were there too, waiting to cheer on loved ones. The race started at 8:00 and I arrived at the half way point around 8:30. I waited eagerly for Jess to enter into view. Shortly after I arrived, the lead runners came by, cheered on by family and friends. Sooner than expected, I could see Jess through the camera lens and was filled with excitement as she was running at a great pace and was looking great. It took her a couple moments to recognize me, but the smile on her face said it all. After she passed, I quickly hopped back on the bike and made for the next point.

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It was a nice, straight road with that had a slight decline, something I enjoyed very much. I made it to the next point in great time and waited for Jess to come by. While waiting I saw all of the people from the other point. Runners came by, some in a different order than before and some looking far more tired than before. I noticed some people that I knew and cheered them on as they passed. Jess came back into view and still looked great! Once again, I mounted my bike and rode up to the next point, snapped some more pictures. She was quickly on her way to the finish line. I had hoped to catch Jess coming across the finish line, but got caught in some congestion and unfortunately was too late pulling out the camera. I was so disappointed that I missed the opportunity.

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I walked over to Jess, who was with some other friends that I knew. We chatted for a while and then walked around for a bit. She was so excited that she had run so well. She even demolished my PR for a half! I was so incredibly proud of my wife. As we walked back to the car, I couldn’t help but notice the proud smile that glowed on her face. This is my wife, she is a great runner!

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Posted by Brent

A God fearing, husband to one amazing woman, and a father to a handsome son (with another child on the way!) A media making, camera wielding, sometimes-running, outdoor enthusing, tinkering, coffee loving man. Oh, and he also does some IT stuff... Brent lives in the beautiful PNW! He is the founder of Thirty Five Media, member of Approach International, and Content Creator for Skyline Hospital.