Healthy Influences?

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My knee sleeves arrived!  I left them in Charlotte and Kath mailed them back to me.

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I can’t run without my knee sleeves, so I was very excited to receive them.  But it was way too hot outside for a run this morning… Luckily, the Husband agreed to go on a bike ride with me!


I’ll admit… I’m one of those spouses who buys their partner fancy equipment to try to get them interested in their hobby.  :)  I got the Husband a beautiful new road bike (I didn’t even buy myself a new road bike!), a sweet helmet, and comfy shorts.  Unfortunately, the Husband did not become a cycling freak, but he does take it out with me from time to time.  I guess that’s all I can ask for!


We did 12.0 miles in 55 minutes, about 5 minutes faster than I normally do the loop!  The Hus really pushed me to go FAST!  He’s so naturally athletic; I wish he would get into racing.  He’d probably win his age group if we did a local race.


Mad skills = self photography on the bike.




Lunch was leftovers:


Leftover baked tofu + a sweet potato:


And roasted broccoli:


And I’m OFF for the HOBY Presentation!  🙂 See ya tonight!


Is your partner interested in the same fitness activities as you? Do they eat healthy?  Do they influence you or did you influence them?



  • Stephanie June 11, 2010, 12:43 pm

    My husband got ME into cycling, and I got HIM into running! We both eat healthy, so grocery shopping is super easy for us.

  • Katie June 11, 2010, 12:46 pm

    My husband is not healthy! He cares about his weight (after having lost 70 lbs. in high school!) – so he looks at calories, etc. But he eats a lot of fast food, about 3 2-liters of Diet coke every day, and he doesn’t exercise. I really wish he’d make changes though, because his mom had a stroke and a heart attack at a very early age (40’s & 50’s).

    I do cook pretty healthy for us and he bikes with me once in a while. I’m no where near the shape/discipline that you are, Caitlin. But I try to eat healthily, exercise 3-5 times per week, and am TRYING to lose about 15 lbs.

    Looks like it was a fun ride!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 11, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Taking a photo on your bike!? Crikey you’ve got some skill! I can’t even ride one handed on a bike without wobbling 😛

  • Karla June 11, 2010, 12:57 pm

    My last boyfriend was not really athletic, I would beg him to run with me and he wouldn’t. Hopefully the next one will be 🙂
    Those are some crazzzy bike skills! I’m not very gifted on a bike!

  • dotsie June 11, 2010, 12:57 pm

    Oh, no, my boyfriend is a disaster. He eats fast food, buys the chips, ice cream, crackers in the store, plays pool three nights a week–which means beer three nights a week…doesn’t know what the word “moderation” means…IF he is “weak,” (muahahahha) I can get him to eat fruits and veggies. That being said, he is supportive of my healthy lifestyle.

  • ActiveEggplant June 11, 2010, 12:57 pm

    My husband is the one that got me back into being active! I was a runner when I lived in PA but let it slip away when I moved to FL. We started running together in 2007 (we don’t run “together” anymore though…but that’s a whole different story). And he got me into Mountain Biking which I LOVE. He rode a lot when he lived in WA, so we were really excited when we could each get MTBs here! Then he encouraged me to start road biking once he realized I liked MTB but was too scared to try the really hard trails. So I owe a lot of my active lifestyle to him!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 11, 2010, 12:59 pm

    LOVE the bike selfie 😀

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 11, 2010, 1:00 pm

    My husband is a meat-eater to the extreme, but I think some of my healthy, vegetarian influences are rubbing off on him. I mean, he eats tofu which is something!

  • Lizzy June 11, 2010, 1:00 pm

    I’m thinking of getting some knee sleeves for both my right and left knee. what brands would you recommend and how do i make sure i get the right fit for myself??

    • Caitlin June 11, 2010, 8:37 pm

      buy the brand i linked to and you can measure your knee to determine your size!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 11, 2010, 1:00 pm

    I met my hubby at the gym, so yes we are into the same activity. The only thing we don’t have in common is that he runs and I don’t. But we both love to lift!

  • Wei-Wei June 11, 2010, 1:01 pm

    Self portrait on the bike? Wow. MAD skills, lady! XD Biking sounds like a lot of fun, and I would definitely try to get into it… unfortunately, I haven’t influenced anyone with my “healthy” choices right now. My sister is quite disparaging of oatmeal… gasp!


  • Amy @ Amy Starts To Run June 11, 2010, 1:01 pm

    I’m a vegetarian and my fiancé hates vegetables! He’ll occasionally try them if I hide them under some sort of sauce, but otherwise none for him!
    He is into exercising with me and we going running together. He has a history of running so I feel like I hold him back, but he’s so supportive and encouraging and keeps me going. He’s also up for anything!

  • Olivia @ Blissful Runner June 11, 2010, 1:02 pm

    My husband doesn’t excercise (though he does play-two hand touch football and softball so I guess that counts for something) nor does he eat particularly well. Luckily he will eat just about anything I put in front of him, it’s when I’m not around that he gets into trouble! It’s a point of contention between us because maintaining a healthy lifestyle is such a part of my life and it’s not something he’s interested in sharing with me.

  • Kellie June 11, 2010, 1:03 pm

    My husband is not healthy. What I can do is not keep certain things in the house. Poor guy hasn’t had butter in ages. I don’t buy it, he can’t use it. He has high cholesterol so he really has to watch it.

    • Caitlin June 11, 2010, 8:36 pm

      aww its good that you keep care of him, at least!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete June 11, 2010, 1:03 pm

    Oh my gosh! I know exactly how you feel. My hubs is super athletic. He beats me at everything. He is 35 and still runs 5:15-5:30 miles. He can go months without cycling and lap me. It is annoying! I know that if he started racing, he would definitely be placing, but he refuses.

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 11, 2010, 1:03 pm

    My boyfriend and I are really good and bad influences on each others. We love to do the same things and he eats almost anything … as long as I cook it. But we are also the best at motivating the other one to stay on the couch 🙂

  • Heather C June 11, 2010, 1:04 pm

    The BF raced (cyclist) in college, and THEN became a runner (and then I met him, 4 years later, heh), so he is definitely responsible for my new Road-bike obsession. While he’s been on the “injured” list for the past 5 months, I have no doubt he’ll kick my a** once we can do rides together. For now, we’re limited by 30-60 min and “easy” rides. But, I’ll take it! 🙂

    And, seeing as I’ve attemped photo-while-biking once or twice, I definitely appreciate the Skillz demonstrated up there with the self-pic 😉 heh, I had a fleeting feeling of terror when I snapped a pic of a trail b/c OMG what if I drop this blackberry?! No bueno.

    Anyway, have fun at the HOBY talk!

  • Kelly June 11, 2010, 1:07 pm

    Good luck with your presentation! My bf totally is not a healthy influence, I eat so much more unhealthy when I’m around him.

  • maxinthegym June 11, 2010, 1:07 pm

    No partner, sadly but I know my parents enjoy hitting the golf course together a lot! My dad got my mom into it by buying her a set of golf clubs and a month’s worth of lessons. Now they play together almost every weekend. It’s so cute!

  • midgetkeeper June 11, 2010, 1:07 pm

    My Husband eats whatever I eat just bigger portions. He also works out as much as I do but it’s hard to do it together because someone has to stay with the kids.

  • Amber June 11, 2010, 1:07 pm

    I lift weights with my boyfriend quite a bit. He’s really into weight lifting – like will lift for 2 hours at a time – and I’m more into running/cycling etc. like you! I tried to get him into running but he claims it’s “boring” and doesn’t really do cardio. He’s also very naturally athletic so the few times I drag him out for a run with me he kicks my butt! Ha!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 11, 2010, 1:09 pm

    My husband doesn’t eat healthy or work out. Lots of arguments have ensued. ‘Nuff said.

  • Julie @SavvyEats June 11, 2010, 1:11 pm

    My husband is the one getting me into biking, not the other way around! 🙂

  • claire June 11, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Great bike photos lady…looks like fun! All my past boyfs have been super athletic but not always the healthiest eaters. My current boyfriend is changing his ways to a more healthy and aware diet. He played fball in high school and college so he eats much more protein heavy than I but it is definitely declining. He is actually really into local foods because he is from northern ca and fish is a favorite. He doesn’t work out with me though but maybe I can convince him to run with me this summer…I think he may be a lil competitive and is afraid I will run faster/farther or something.

  • Miranda @ Mirandasjeans June 11, 2010, 1:13 pm

    I def just bought my hubby a bike & helmet for his bday in May. I did it for the same reason you did. He isn’t as into it as I am at all. He does accompany me to some local small running races though and he could totally beat me but he keeps pace with me. What a sweetheart

  • Lisa June 11, 2010, 1:13 pm

    Luckily my BF and I are both into hiking and biking. He’s not a runner, but that’s ok. 🙂

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 11, 2010, 1:17 pm

    I don’t have a partner, but my mom always buys me work out clothes… not like I mind!

    My dad bought a treadmill for himself, but my mom and I use it way more 🙂 heh

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) June 11, 2010, 1:18 pm

    My husband is running his first race ever (a one miler) with me this weekend. I’m so proud of him!

  • Kiersten June 11, 2010, 1:24 pm

    My boyfriend and I are pretty much the same when it comes to exercise. We both hate going to the gym and would much rather go take a walk outside. When the weather is cold or we are unable to be outside, I’ll motivate my boyfriend to come to the gym with me. (He’d never go if I didn’t) We both eat healthy and have balanced each other out over the years. He used to eat a lot of unhealthy stuff and I was obsessed with eating healthy. We’re both in the middle now.

  • Matt June 11, 2010, 1:27 pm

    So you’re saying I shouldn’t buy Kath some brewing equipment?

  • Coco June 11, 2010, 1:27 pm

    my boyfriend and i are both active in healthy in different ways (he loves sports, i love dance and yoga), but we also enjoy a lot of the same activities (hiking, camping, jogging, biking). it’s great!

  • Therese June 11, 2010, 1:35 pm

    My boyfriend is NOT athletic at all. I think half of it is in rebellion towards his father who tried to make him and his brother do EVERY sport imaginable! But he has come out on a very short run with me once before and he’s interesting in getting a bike so we can take “leisurely” bike rides together (as in, no sweating).

    As for food, he does pretty good most of the time but he’s a big snacker and he likes his candy. But I DID get him into eating tofu and since we moved in together he doesn’t eat much meat!

  • Shannon June 11, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Reading your blog inspired me to roast veggies for the first time last night! (I’m usually a steamer.) The roasted brussel sprouts were yummy.

    I think my husband influenced me to get healthier overall, and I influenced him to get into running. When we met, I was 40 lbs heavier than I am now (though I’m still a good 20 overweight), and it made me sad that I couldn’t keep up on many of his favorite activities like hiking, biking and tennis. Now that I’m reasonable fit and have been running races, I inspired him to start running more seriously. We signed up for his first race (a 4-miler next weekend), and he even started a running club at work! He’s already faster than me, which is just annoying :p

    • Caitlin June 11, 2010, 8:35 pm

      oh im glad you liked them!

  • Katie June 11, 2010, 1:38 pm

    My boyfriend and I are both competitive and like to exercise so now we’re starting to challenge each other in various outlets such as running. He’s teaching me to surf because he’s amazing at it, and it SUCH a work out.

    I’ve definitely helped him improve his eating habits, but he also wanted to. It’s also easy because we both love cooking.

  • Kristin June 11, 2010, 1:44 pm

    My hubby is not into fitness. He’s more the hunting fishing type of guy. He leaves the running, biking, swimmin, Zumbaing, and yoga up to me. That is, until recently. He decided he needs to get in better shape. He wants to be able to walk the hunting grounds (hills) effortlessly. So he recently started running! I have in on the Couch to 5K program and he is doing awesome! I’d like to think I had something to do with it 🙂

  • Orla June 11, 2010, 1:46 pm

    My partner is not at all into sports. The most we do together is walk the dog. And that is a leisurely stroll. He thinks that anyone who runs for fun (or does marathons or any race forthat matter as I do) is completely mad. He can’t understant why we would put that much pressure on our own body! I have tried expaining the rush. But it falls on deaf ears!!! I wish he was though! It would make it easier.

  • Jess June 11, 2010, 1:46 pm

    My husband and I eat healthy. It helps that he supports the healthy eatting though he still get his cookies and chips every week for lunch. He’s also naturally athletic. He cycles and will run for shorter distances (totally kicks my butt). His very first road bike race he won his age group. He’s thinking about getting back into racing.

    We don’t normally run together anymore because I run for such long periods of time but we workout at the gym and hike, etc.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 11, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Hunni eats healthy with me because I cook it. He admits he ate like crap before out of laziness. McDonald’s is fast and roasting broccoli is slower. I remember he called me one time when we were long distance for the summer to let me know he had eaten broccoli someone made him and thought I’d be proud.

    He liek the results fitness gives him but try as he might he hated running. He likes biking more but not in races.

  • Kelly June 11, 2010, 2:11 pm

    My husband tries 🙂 He’ll eat my healthy food w/me and he plays tennis and softball.. but he also has a lot of bad habits, like skipping breakfast, eating fast food, drinking Mt. Dew every day and a few beers every night. He’s at least on he right track though 😉

  • Jenny June 11, 2010, 2:27 pm

    The boy likes to be fit, and have fun with it- water sports, football, and we’ll hit the gym together!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 11, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Aww, so cute that you guys bike together. It’s awesome to have someone stronger than you pushing you along too!

  • Lauren June 11, 2010, 2:34 pm

    I taught my fiance yoga, and he’s teaching me how to swim right now and we run together, but your post reminded me of when he bought me pink bowling shoes and a matching pink ball to try to get me into bowling (he won a national championship tournament when he was 18) and I also bust them out from time to time, but its so funny going to a bowling alley with all my own stuff – I feel like people expect me to be good and if the object of the game were to get straight guttaaahs then they would be correct! 😉

  • Cheryl June 11, 2010, 2:34 pm

    It usually me influencing him to eat more healthy, but he really encourages me toward more exercise, so we make a perfect pair!

  • elaine! June 11, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Caitlin, you really should consider taking a running workshop, like Chi Running or even one of the barefoot running clinics that seem to be popping up everywhere these days. (Not that I run barefoot, but you can use barefoot principals in shoes.) 🙁 I had knee pain and wore prescription orthotics, but they stopped working after a while and the knee pain came back, bad… I’ve had a lot of success reducing knee pain without the need for orthotics after taking a Chi Running workshop and really focusing on running form. I took the workshop in January, and after doing an adventure relay race last week, I felt so great that I signed up for a half marathon! It made such a huge difference in my recovery. This year, I didn’t have to recover at all (just catch up on sleep, lol). Last year, I hurt so bad that I quit running for 6 months.

    Worst case scenario, it won’t help and you have your knee sleeves, which you know work. But if it does help, you could be saving yourself from potential future injuries.

    You can also find Pose Method workshops in some areas, but I couldn’t find any nearby, which is part of why I did the Chi Running workshop.

    I don’t want to come off as criticizing, because I’m not; it’s just that every time I see photos of your knee sleeves I feel so bad that you’re in pain without them, and have to be so careful about icing. 🙁 I know what knee pain is like, and it sucks!!!!

    While I’m on my soapbox, I’d also like to recommend Born to Run as a fun summer read. It’s a page-turner and totally inspirational at the same time. 🙂

    Oh! And, Chi Running is apparently really popular with triathletes, because it makes the running transition of a triathlon easier!

    Happy cycling!

    • Caitlin June 11, 2010, 8:34 pm

      sounds cool! i flipped through the book once, do you think its important to go to the class?

      • elaine! June 11, 2010, 10:43 pm

        I read it a few years ago and it totally went over my head. But a) they’ve released a new edition since then, and b) I’m one of those people who needs real-time feedback when it comes to learning physical skills. However, they also have a really good DVD that goes through everything you’d do in a workshop!

        It’s kind of like Total Immersion for running.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 11, 2010, 2:44 pm

    we don’t workout together with the exception of cycling and hiking…but i’m fine with that because i like having my alone time in that regards!

  • Christy June 11, 2010, 2:46 pm

    My hubby lifts weights and will occasionally run but for the most part he is my cheerleading squad and support system!

  • Amanda@Thegrainsofparadise June 11, 2010, 2:51 pm

    My man and I live to surf…..We’ve been together alomst 4 yrs now and during that time he has lost almost 30 pounds thanks to my cooking ( so he says….) :-)Aloha!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 11, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I desperately try to get my husband interested in working out like me. He’s not big into exercise, so I do all I can to either trick him into working out, force him, or beg him. All three work equally well.

  • Nikky June 11, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I am pleased beyond belief to announce that, after four years of healthy cooking (which he would promptly down triple portions of) and around two years of begging him to join me, my boyfriend has gotten the gym bug. The man has an insane metabolism (he’s not skinny but he’s certainly not large either) so I’m sure he’ll be muscletabulous in no time whilst treating himself to a whole pizza.. While I munch my veggies and try to Jedi the flub away.

    • Caitlin June 11, 2010, 8:33 pm

      MAJOR LOLS! Isnt it unfair how mean are like that?

  • Angharad June 11, 2010, 3:14 pm

    My husband play soccer a lot and basketball. He eats really well for a guy! He’s always been into veggies and healthy food but I’m sure that I’ve pushed him further that way since we’ve been together 🙂

    I wish he would run with me but he claims to HATE running and doesn’t see the point! He did run a 5k with me on valentines day though (what a sweetheart!) and we bike together all over town!

  • Sana June 11, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Yes! We push eachother on our long and short runs :)!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 11, 2010, 3:38 pm

    HA! My husband ran 1 mile and looked at me and said the thought of going 25.2 more makes me want to throw up! haha! Needless to say he is not a runner! 🙂

    • Caitlin June 11, 2010, 8:32 pm

      hahah thats kind of cute 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 11, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I’m really lucky that my BF was captain of his high school cross country team, and has a vegan mom. He’s awesome at motivating me for runs, and even though he eats meat occasionally, he appreciates good tempeh and other veggie entrees just as much as I do!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 11, 2010, 3:55 pm

    I do the same thing to my husband. I pretty much take whatever I can get out of him 😉 Of course, after I beg him to do something with me, he’s always naturally faster & better- so aggravating haha!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans June 11, 2010, 3:56 pm

    My boyfriend and I are both healthy, but in different ways. He’s more of a gym rat, while I love to run! I have gotten him into a couple of local 5ks though and he bikes along side me on my long runs!

  • Maura June 11, 2010, 4:07 pm

    Good luck tonight! I hope you inspire many a youth 🙂

  • Anna (twelve22) June 11, 2010, 4:09 pm

    My boyfriend enjoys biking and running, although his work hours keep him from doing either as much as he’d like. We run together from time to time, though, and he’s so much faster than I am. He slows down for me, but he still winds up being a great pacer and helps me keep up my own speed.

  • mary @ what's cookin' with mary June 11, 2010, 4:10 pm

    I think I am the luckiest wife on the planet bc Brian eats (almost) anything I put infront of him… The only thing he doesn’t care for is plain steamed brussel sprouts (but loves them roasted) and quinoa. He love riding our bikes and always encourages me to ride faster and longer. The only thing e refuses to do with me as far as what I do for excersize is going to te gym. He haaaaaaates it! He said about a year ago that he’s never, ever doing cardio in the gym. lol

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit June 11, 2010, 4:14 pm

    No and No but gosh darn am I trying! I wish I had a fitness partner in my husband. I guess it’s not really part of the requirements, though! I just want him to be healthy as he is not really active at all at the moment. I think my healthy eating habits are definitely influencing his eating patterns though.

  • Helen June 11, 2010, 4:20 pm

    Loving the photography skills! My bf is very much more into weights than cardio exercise so I do al my running by myself. He has said that he wants to start running but I know that if he comes with he he’ll so moan all the time! We both eat quite healthily and i think we influence each other. I often have a much more healthier lunch than him as he has a big box of leftovers from dinner the previous evening and I have a salad/healthy sandwich. But he often eats fruit for dessert and I need to do that more instead of the chocolate that I usually crave.
    Hope the HOBY presentation goes well.

  • Jennifer June 11, 2010, 4:28 pm

    My boyfriend and I met on the triathlon team while we were in college. We do our long runs together–we are both training for an ultramarathon. We do long rides together too. We both commute by bike to work. I loved it when we lifted together, but there isn’t really time for that now. I helped teach him to swim, and he is teaching me to hunt. We get a lot of lean meat that way. We garden and cook together a lot. It’s really awesome that we share so many of these things!

  • Joanne June 11, 2010, 4:30 pm

    My hubby is becoming the cycling fanatic. I’d taking running over the bike any day.
    He also likes golf. Again…give me running.

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries June 11, 2010, 4:30 pm

    We healthy together and are currently doing P90X. But, I’ve been getting into running and he couldn’t be less interested. Haha.

  • Chris H. June 11, 2010, 4:32 pm

    As a single guy, I cannot really contribute to this conversation :O[ However, if I did have a girlfriend, I would like her to take care of herself and eat healthily because I care about her, but she is her own person and I cannot control her. If she wants to have a Big Mac I am certainly not stopping her!

    I do not think I would want her to train or ride with me thought. My exercise time is time for me to drain my brain and release stress so definitely “me time.”

  • mm June 11, 2010, 5:53 pm

    my husband is like you and always buys me fancy equipment for the sports or other activities we do together. He knows that I will definitely participate if I have the fun gear. 🙂
    We absolutely influence each other, so we make a conscious effort for it to be a good influence. Despite my best efforts, I can only ever get him to run 5k races with me… and so far he has only been able to get me out to the driving range and not on an actual golf course. 🙂

  • Sarah June 11, 2010, 6:09 pm

    My boy loves to exercise, play sports, and run…but he believes that tater tots and hot dogs are actually food groups and doesn’t understand why I drink bright GREEN smoothies and eat tofu! Maybe some day…a girl can dream 🙂

  • Baby Blue June 11, 2010, 6:38 pm

    Hey Caitlyn! I remember how you said that you don’t buy organic because of cost. I have good news!
    My Publix now is brown-labeling all natural and organic foods (processed are white). They’re strict-a bag of diced carrots, publix brand, was white when the publix brand carrots next to them were brown.
    Hope you enjoy this tidbit.

    • Caitlin June 11, 2010, 8:31 pm

      that’s so cool! i love publix 🙂

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! June 11, 2010, 6:48 pm

    My bf’s lifestyle changed considerably along with mine in 2007. He was never overweight, but his habits weren’t the healthiest, so a change wasn’t such a bad thing for him. Now, we both live off fresh fruits and vegetables, and we love cooking healthy food for each other. But he’s definitely not a runner and I am! Oh, well–you can’t agree on everything! 🙂

  • Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 11, 2010, 7:46 pm

    YAY for bike rides!
    Both me and the husband love biking and running – and I LOVE that we can do it together 🙂

  • Wendy June 11, 2010, 8:15 pm

    I admire your self-photography-while-cycling skills! I’m still scared to take my hand off the handlebars to wave to someone or grab my water bottle!

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  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 11, 2010, 11:45 pm

    My husband isn’t as interested in health and activity as I am, but he does play along and he is getting more and more interested. He doesn’t eat quite as healthfully as I do, but he’s getting there. Right now he’s kicking his Coca Cola addiction, so that’s a start. 😀


  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 12, 2010, 12:03 am

    He was inspired by my weight loss and he tries to eat healthier. He’s not as concerned with it as me though!

    We like to walk and go to the gym together. Although we end up doing totally different things at the gym.

  • sirenjess June 12, 2010, 11:24 am

    Girl you’re crazy I can’t believe you didn’t get yourself the new bike. My husband is more interested in riding than running. I don’t mind. I know that I’ll never really want to ride although we were seriously thinking of doing that ride in Napa next year. I just can’t imagine sitting on a bike that long. I can run for a long ass time but the thought of my butt hurting just doesn’t interest me. The cool thing is my husband is really into photography and he takes a high interest in taking my picture at races. The other cool thing is his camera is HUGE and so people always think he’s one of the events photographers so he gets in really cool places to take my picture when I run past him. This our balance and it works.

  • Lee June 12, 2010, 3:50 pm

    Sort of. I think that he’s become more interested in exercise and healthy living since we’ve been together, but would probably not do it on his own if I wasn’t there. I’ve gotten him to run two 5Ks with me, but he always says that is all he ever wants to do. I’m still hoping the racing bug will bite him.

  • Jolene ( June 13, 2010, 5:54 pm

    My husband is VERY active … he is doing a half ironman this summer. We both eat healthy. We influence each other 🙂

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