So your loved one is running a marathon, huh? Not onlyWhile they have they been training hard for 12-16 weeks, likely adjusting their diet, social night, etc, you, too have been on the support training team. Whether it was going to bed with themyour loved one at 9pm on a Friday nights for their long, early morning run because you know they need to get up early for their long run, bringing water while they were out for their miles, or simply cheering them on, or and listening to all their ups and downs that come with intense marathon training. There is no doubt that runners simply cannot do it without you.
So - the day is almost here. And it’s going to be a really big deal once your loved one crosses that finish line -what are your plans to celebrate and commemorate this moment?
Here’s a race fact: You simply cannot replicate your first marathon no matter what you try to do. It is the most special one there is. And should definitely be remembered. My first marathon was the Walt Disney World in 2017. Sure, I have run faster than that one and been to way cooler places, but it was the first. The first one lends itself to a huge confidence boost that cannot be described in words. And after running 10+, while all my medals hang on my wall, even my sacred World Major medals, my very first medal and bib were placed into a special shadow box and are displayed on a shelf.
So now it’s time to think about how to make your loved one cherish this moment forever. Here are 5 of the best ways to celebrate this HUGE victory with your loved one:
So get ready for race day - it’s going to be a long day on the support team. While you may not be running 26.2 miles, you sure did a lot to help your loved one toe the line. Use one of the ideas above (or several) to make this day one they can remember.