My husband and I are runners. When you are married with children, finding time to run together is a rarity. And going on dates with your spouse are far and few. So when my husband said, "Get ready. We're going on a date," I was thrilled.
This is what our date looked like:
One early afternoon, I got ready for my date. I donned my sexiest bun shorts and matching sports bra and topped it off with a stylish dry-fit shirt. I accessorized with a sporty running cap and Garmin. Right before heading out the door, I laced on my Asics Gel-Kayano 17. I was dressed to run.
It was a beautiful evening along the Pacific coast. The gorgeous sunset set the tone for a lovely run. No words were spoken. Our eyes gazed on the road ahead of us. We engaged in spontaneous flirts of elbow tapping as we ran. I admired my date's long, curly locks blowing in the breeze and his beads of sweat glistening in the glow of the evening.
For our meal, we savored every morsel of energy bars as our appetizer for the evening. Instead of a Cabernet Sauvignon, we sipped some tropical Cytomax―a 2010 pomegranate flavored mix. For dessert, we shared a velvety packet of strawberry GU. The rest of the evening, we shared our hopes and dreams for our future...our "to-do list."
At the end of the run, we ended our date with some heavy breathing, exhausted. We capped the night off with a concert of yelling and screaming by excited fans―our kids who welcomed us back home. It was a date to remember.
How about you? Next time you think about your next date, consider a running date! If it is successful, then you may have just found your sole mate! (Pun intended)