Friday, February 17, 2006

Family & Friends Fridays - Aimee

To give me something to blog I'm going to start submitting certain topics on certain days. Let's see how long this lasts.

So here is my first installment of Family & Friends Fridays. This is where I introduce those around me that I will classify as Team IMEric. Supportive family, training friends, neighbors, etc.

So of course number one has to be my wife Aimee. We've been married for 9 years and I see many more in the future. I don't doubt that we will hit 50 years together. We have so much in common and are able to share so many experiences together that this ride is so fun.

The picture explains why we go good together. Aimee has become quite an athlete herself over the years. It was her desire to start running that got me back into running. So far she is two marathons up on me, I have none, and has done every triathlon distance that I have done. In 2004 we both trained for the Great Buckeye Challenge Half IM. We shared some great training that summer. The picture is from 2005 when we raced at Buckeye Lake State Park. I was racing an Olympic distance triathlon series and she would do the sprint duathlon at each race. This one in particular was great because Aimee rode out on the course during my run to cheer me on. Afterwards she told me how she was passing two other women and one commented "there's a real runner", referring to Aimee. Aimee may not feel like an athlete but she is in my books. She has done alot in the past several years and I am proud of her.

For 2006 she wants to back off from her training to help me with my IM training. Of course backing off means a spring half-marathon and a fall full marathon. But she is still being the most supportive spouse I could have ever asked for. She really helped me weather the Perfect Storm recently.

I've said before and I say again, she is my IronMate.


Keryn said...

A good partner is hard to find, but worth any amount of effort to keep. Sounds like you've got a keeper.

TriSaraTops said...

Yes--she is a super cool chick! :) I'm pumped to run the Cleveland marathon with her as my pace-team buddy!