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Special Hump Day Giveaway: His-and-Hers 110% Compression Socks and Q&A with Michael Wardian

Mike Wardian en route to running 2:27 marathon earlier this month in Vermont.
Mike Wardian catching some serious air wearing 110% compression sleeves, en route to running 2:27 marathon earlier this month in Vermont.

With a nod to Father's Day this Sunday, we are highlighting ultramarathoner Michael Wardian, dad of two young boys. Mike is well known for many running feats, but the one that knocks our socks off is his 2:34 marathon while pushing a running stroller (!!). (Speaking of socks: We're giving away two pairs of 110% Flat Out Sox this week. Giveaway details below the Q&A.) We're bestowing Mike an honorable Mother Runner degree, especially after reading his response to Dad-centric multi-tasking question.

Most proud racing moment: I am very fortunate to have a lot of really proud moments, but I think one of my best was qualifying for my first Olympic Trials in 2012. It gave me a lot of confidence to know that if I worked super-hard, anything was possible.

Mike in 2008 pushing just one kiddo.
Mike in 2008 pushing just one kiddo.

Best “Dad” memory while running: You know you are a parent when you are more concerned with how much the kids enjoyed the run rather than if you enjoyed your run. One memory that comes to mind is racing a 5 miler with the boys, Pierce, 7 years, and Grant, 5 years, a few years with a double BOB stroller with a flat tire. I started the race in last place to allow the faster runners to get ahead and because I thought the flat would slow me down but I quickly worked my way through the group and moved into second place.  During the race, however, the kids were bickering and kept chucking out different food and toys so I was constantly slowing to pick up whatever was ejected from the stroller. It seemed like I was toying with third place: As soon as he would get close, I would start running again and pull away; then the boys would throw something out and I would have to stop and get it, and he would catch up only to have me start running again. After the race, I told him I thought he was cursing me and the boys loved making me suffer.

Stroller-pushing pointers: My best tips for pushing a stroller with kids are make sure to have lots of snacks and water and to inflate the tires. It is so much easier to push with inflated tires.

Favorite 110% piece: I have a few favorites but if I had to choose one it would be the Juggler Knickers. They work great, address a lot of areas that need taking care of, look cool, and are super comfortable. [Pssst: Juggler Knickers are triathlete Dimity's faves, too.]

Most memorable Dad-centric multi-tasking while wearing 110%: I wore my 110% Juggler Knickers every day after each run during the 2014 Dopey Challenge.  So, I was on full on Dad-duty at Walt Disney World--riding all the rides, doing all the shows, and hanging with my family while icing and recovering. That’s what I love about 110% gear: You don’t have to be limited in what you’re doing to benefit from ice and compression.

How 110% helped you stay Dopey: The 2014 Dopey Challenge was an incredible event--5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half-marathon on Saturday, and full marathon on Sunday. Nothing like trying to run you guts out first thing in the morning, then going home, grabbing the family, and tooling all around the Disney parks the balance of the day with the other athletes. Super fun and a great way to spend a long weekend--especially if you can recover properly as I did with my 110% gear.

Next up: I just finished a few races in Vermont for the Vermont City Marathon where I was 6th overall; then I raced the Comrades Marathon (56 miles) in Durban, South Africa and I was 36th overall and the first USA athlete; and just this past weekend on June 8, I won the Race 4 Ever in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. My next event is on June 21--the Zugspitz 100K near Garmish, Germany.

We're starting to wonder if his 110%-socked feet ever touch the ground...
We're starting to wonder if his feet ever touch the ground...

Phew! I need to put on some 110% gear just to recover from reading about Mike's racing! Given how clever 110% gear is, I could slip on some of the compression wear, put a few of the included, flexible ice sheets, and sit in front of my computer while I ice and recover. Or, as I often do, I could pack my kids' lunches, put in a load of laundry, and drive carpool--all while icing my tight calves or squawking glutes.

A much better present than a tie, don't you agree?
A much better present than a tie, don't you agree?

To celebrate Father's Day, we're giving away two pairs of 110% Flat Out Sox--think of them as "his & hers." While the Flat Out don't include the ice sheets, they do offer top-notch compression, offering support and aiding recovery for you and your partner's hard-working lower legs. (Hey, and if the winner wants to give the second pair to her running partner, it's A-OK to us.)

To enter this special running giveaway, share a recent accomplishment of your partner. Could be the 5K your hubs just ran, the promotion he got at work, or the erupting volcano he helped your daughter construct for the science fair. Or could be the sub-2:30 half-marathon your running partner cranked out or the great report card your son (your proverbial partner in crime) brought home. Come on: To be entered to win two pairs of 110% Flat Out Sox, brag in the Comments section under this blog post on our website about what some "partner" in your life has done lately.

(Psst: If you don't want to rely on Lady Luck to possibly win a pair of Flat Out Sox, you can enjoy 10% off any 110% gear at using code 110AMR14)

Subtle pop of pink in 110% Flat Out Sox
Subtle pop of pink in 110% Flat Out Sox

[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. It begins on 6/11/14 and ends on 6/17/14; the winner will be announced on 6/21/14. One entry per person. The value of the prize is $120. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law. 

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  3. My husbands father passed away in March from Alzheimer’s disease. His mother finally just came to visit a few weeks ago. She was having a moment and couldn’t get the words out. He just held her & hugged her and told her she didn’t have to say a thing. We also just found out last month that my father has alzheimer’s disease and is now under the care of hospice. My gift to my husband. I signed him up for his 1st full marathon in Oct. He’s using your training plan with my help. He has a lot of life left he needs to see and running will help this daddy of 5 to see all the joys ahead of us.

  4. My husband – it’s a major accomplishment that he puts up with me, but he also just finished his half marathon with a PR of 2:26:32.

  5. My husband had open heart surgery 9 months ago after being diagnosed with a heart valve problem at the age of 44. They have him a couple of months to live if it had not been found and corrected. Thankfully his surgery was a success and today he is able to walk 2 miles with the hopes of walking more. Although he will never be able to be a distance runner he backs me up in my running endeavors an cheers me on. I am thankful for each day that we have together and take nothing for granted.

  6. My husband worked hard for years to get himself out of a dead end job and is now an engineer at the local university. I am so incredibly proud of him!

  7. My husband just moved up to yellow belt in ninjitsu. He’s been working very hard even as a beginner and I’m so proud!

  8. My husband had double knee replacement about 10 years ago. He recently had to have the polymers replaced in both. He has been a real trooper although it was painful the first couple weeks. He just keeps on keeping on!!

  9. My hubs ran Ragnar Chicago on my team this year, on his 2nd leg which was something like 5.2 miles he projected his time to be 50 minutes — but then shocked us all by coming in in 44 minutes! ROCK STAR! (Of course, we planned on the 50 minutes and since it was dark at the exchange we left the poor guy hanging at the exchange because we didn’t see him nor did they announce him loud enough. OOPS!)

  10. My husbands recent accomplishment meant the world to our 6year old. Our son has been eagerly waiting for his 4wheeler to get unpacked from the shed (winter storage). My husband did a few adjustments and tune ups to it making him late for work, but leaving our son happier than ever to drive it.

  11. My husband works full time and just finished his masters degree all while taking care of our kids in the evening while I work. And now that school is out he is taking on the task of putting an addition on our house so I can have a master suite! He is awesome.

  12. The most exciting thing my hubby accomplished lately was totally SURPRISING me (and that’s pretty difficult) with concert tickets for this past weekend! (I’m usually the scheduler in this house, so I am amazed that he knew I would love to go, bought the tickets months ago & kept it a secret from me this whole time! Happy early birthday to me!)

  13. My partner (hubby) didn’t do any running the past week, but he drove us 900 miles each way to visit family, came home and did some landscaping work around the new deck, installed carpeting in our enclosed back porch yesterday.

  14. My husband, Active Army wounded warrior, signed up to run (once dr approves) the Disney Star Wars Weekend 10K with me so I would not have to run it alone. He saw how devastated I was when friends turned it down, he registered to run despite his injuries! He did his first unassisted 2 miles last week!!!

  15. While he hasn’t started running, again….he has actually talked about it. I’m proud that he’s thinking about it. I’ve asked him the last few days if he wanted to get up & run before me….he hasn’t yet, but I think he’s close….he got feelings hurt that I signed up for a 5K & didn’t ask him….just need to figure out training with our 7 & 4 year olds…

  16. so proud of my husband who has decided to run the DC RNR with me in March. It will be the first half for both of us!!

  17. Yesterday, the day before Father’s Day, my husband drove me and the kids to a mud run. He sat and cheered while I ran with our four children. Then, he took four muddy kids home and cleaned them up while I ran it again with my friends. What a supportive guy (especially for a non-runner!) I think I’ll keep him 🙂

  18. In addition to dealing with all the details of selling our rental property, repairing our used “new to us” jet ski, and, in general, ensuring our home is in good working order, my hubby has embarked on the journey towards his PhD! He is truly the best man I know!

  19. My husband is doing his first coaching job for our kids – 8 & under girls softball. They just completed their first tournament. I am so proud of the way this former college baseball player coaches these kids and and the positive encouragement he gives to each one – great play or mistake.

  20. My husband just installed a laser at a wind farm (to monitor performance of the wind farm). He also did a lot of troubleshooting to figure out how to move it around and communicate with it via his laptop. Super cool in my book!

  21. My husband signed us up for a “marriage tune-up” at our church…. Not because anything is wrong with our marriage, but because he doesn’t want anything to go wrong

  22. My hubby has been on a training streak with some awesome times and he is really pushing me to run and being very encouraging lately!!!

  23. My husband gave his to his father due to the latter’s vein problems. I gave original to my husband for issues he was having. Would love to replace with this gift.

  24. My husband just built a boxed garden. Since the garden is 10ft by 5ft, it is bigger than I ever could have imagined. He also planted all the seedlings.

  25. He’s sticking with taking improv classes. I think that’s challenging and brave. He had also checked lots of the household task list which is hot!

  26. My husband has changed all the diapers for our now 2-week old baby, in addition to general housework like laundry and dishes, AND helps with our 3-year old daughter. He definitely is Super Dad!

  27. My sister just finished her first 10K. So super proud of my baby sister. Despite her asthma flair up she finished strong and felt awesome!

  28. He is my ever present rock, regardless of the things that I undertake. Today he is looking at kayaks for me, because I want to spend some time with other water sports!

  29. My husband ran his second half marathon despite working 60+ hours a week and only training 2 maybe 3 days.

  30. My husband ran a great half marathon even after only being able to run 2/week most weeks and working crazy amounts of hours.

  31. My soon-to-be running partner, my 6-year old son, completed his first fun run, an 1/4-me run through a local park with a local running club. I see many races in our future.

  32. My husband an 7yo son have started training for their first 5Ks (and my son’s first triathlon) after cheering for my three half marathons and 3 sprint triathlons! Healthy and fit are lifestyle choices!

  33. My boyfriend not only started cycling recently, but also took the leap to clipless pedals after only a few rides. He’s learning so much about cycling, fueling/hydrating during his rides, and recovery after them as well. I’m so excited for him and proud of him for sticking with it!

  34. My husband and I are in charge of an aid station along the Bayshore Marathon (Traverse City, Michigan) course. It is a fundraiser for the Nordic Ski Team that ours kids were on. I run the half marathon that morning so I get things organized, volunteers lined up…. The morning of the marathon my husband is out the door at 4:15 am to start delivering water to the aid stations, at 6:15 am he and his crew sets up the aid station we are responsible for. At 11:00 am he gathers the crew to begin picking up the water jugs and mile marker signs. He returns home at 2:00 pm tired and happy that we had another successful fundraiser.

  35. My husband was not a runner when we met, but over the years I’ve convinced him to run with me and even complete a few races from time to time. However he hadn’t been running in over a year and recently (and entirely of his own accord) he began running again. He even suggested we try squeezing in some family morning runs with the jogging stroller before he goes to work. I’m happy and proud that my husband has taken to running, and is setting a healthy example for our little guy.

  36. My husband has recently started the Couch to 5K program and I am proud of him for his early morning runs on the treadmill.

  37. Not running related but absolutely an endurance event: My husband wrote a book last December. It was definitely not the Great American Novel! It was 13 chapters on subcontracting, his specialty, to be used at an international conference and subsequent training sessions. He spent endless hours over the Christmas holiday sequestered in his basement office writing the first draft, followed by weekends in April and May spent revising his work following peer reviews and professional edits. This is a volunteer effort; he won’t get paid a dime for this publication. But he just found out he will receive an education award from the National Contract Management Association at its conference in D.C. this July. Congrats to him on a marathon effort and well-deserved recognition at the finish line!

  38. My husband wrangled both the kids (10m and 2.5 yrs) while I ran my latest marathon and even got them out on the course cheering and got pictures, amazing accomplishment in my book!

  39. My husband recently started running so that we could spend more time together. I am so proud of him for finishing his first 5K. We finished it together.

  40. My husband is not a runner, but two thing sh recently completed that are awesome is: installing a solar motion sensor light on the dark side of our house, and being such an awesome leader in Cub Scouts that he won the leader of the year award. Awesome!

  41. My husband has always been a speedy runner without really training, but way back in high school he was a competitive swimmer and has let that go over the last 25 years. A few weeks ago he found an indoor pool near his evening teaching job and had been back in the pool for the first time! I’m so proud of him for really going out of his way to make this happen and be is very happy to be back in the water.

  42. My husband just completed the North Face 50 miler her in northern VA on June 1st. He did it last
    year and it was a pretty miserable experience….torrential
    rain the night before (did I mention it’s a trail run) and 95 degree temps the day of the race.

    He finished with a 2 1/2 hour PR!! Holy moly am I proud of him. Do I think he’s a bit nuts running 50 miles…..yes!!! But proud nonetheless!!

  43. My awesome husband went from being injured and taking a month off to randomly deciding to run a 5K with me and he placed 3rd in his age group! He’s been running for a year now and this was the first time either of us have placed in anything! He got a tiny little plaque but he is so proud of that thing (as am I)!

  44. My hubs Scott rocked the Oregon Outback – 360 mile bikepacking race from Klamath Falls to Deschutes River Park on mostly gravel roads with no support, no cheerleaders and sourcing water as he went. He is a STUD!

  45. After breaking his femur on March 29 while skiing at Beaver Creek, my husband has overcome surgery and a dramatic setback (broken femurs hurt like HELL) without complaint. Seriously. He’s a dutiful physical therapy patient, riding the bike on the trainer and doing another 45 minutes of strength training daily. He’s also doubling down on helping with domestic chores, AND he’s helping plan my marathon (PDX in October) training and holding me accountable/watching the kids so I can do my daily runs. In a word, he’s amazing. And someday soon he’ll be able to run again (doc says he’ll have 100% mobility when he’s fully recovered).

  46. My husband, every day, goes above and beyond with our children – especially our youngest who has multiple (and very challenging) disabilities. He amazes me.

  47. My husband just got his first lead assignment for project design at his job! He’s been working so hard for the past year and is finally getting recognized as a leader… So proud of him!

  48. My husband helped my 5 year old son finally catch his first fish. (No small feat – my son was the loudest person on the lake and has the attention span of, well, a 5 year old.)

  49. My husband’s 20year high school reunion is this summer. Un-coincidentally, this morning he weighed in at his high school weight. So, twenty years of packing it on through 10 years of college and early stages of family life (babies) and then all then all the hard work of taking it off. He’s been my full supporter, role model, and partner in my own running + weight loss changes and I feel as proud of his healthy accomplishment as he does. He looks and FEELS like a million bucks and he deserves it.

  50. My husband who WAS a non-runner, just completed his first 5k! He also joined a gym and recently lost 25 pounds. We still don’t run together, but we are now signing up for races together. I love that we finally have something in common after 11 years!!

  51. My 5 month old twins (partners with each other more than me, I guess) both just rolled over for the first time! I was so proud of them.

  52. My husband just returned from a work trip to Indonesia. Sounds like fun, but between the 48hrs it took to get there and the 40 hrs to get back, it was all work and no play.

  53. My husband, a complete non-runner, just completed the MS MuckFest 5K run with me. Having him sign up just to lend his support was so touching for me, and I was so proud of him for pushing through a tough run.

  54. My husband has gotten the whole family running by tackling a bucket list item, to run a marathon. But he took it a step further and signed up for the Dopey Challenge in Disney World next year. Every family member will do a piece of the challenge with him, hence we are all running. For the record I have never been a runner but am just finishing C25K and moving onto a 10K program (I accepted the challenge to do the half marathon). As a family we just did our first 5K last weekend, and have several more planned for the summer. My husband even found AMR for me, getting me an AMR shirt for mother’s day! Loving the community! Thanks!!!!

  55. Hub Bosco recovered from a stress fracture by cross-training and running ‘smart’. So proud of him learning that when you love something, sometimes you have to take a step back before you can move forwards. Now he’s signed up for his first Marathon for his 50th – an apt ‘downhill’ marathon!

  56. After taking a few years off after our children were born (and supporting me through 2 marathons, 3 halfs and 3 sprint triathlons,) my husband started running again this spring and tackled a half marathon trail race and a very hill 10-K last month. He is the primary caregiver, and I’m glad that he is taking time for himself to run and race.

  57. My husband has been working hard to get faster. He say’s he is just trying to keep up with me. We have been able to run a lot more together lately. Which has been great he runs with me when I am doing recovery runs. He just recently accomplished a 31 minute 5k . That is awesome for him. We are getting ready to celebrate our 25 wedding anniversary. We value all our time we get to spend with each other even if it is just a short run.

  58. In our last race (a local 5k) my husband took second place overall. He worked so hard for it and I’m so proud of him.

  59. My husband, who is the primary caregiver for our 3 boys aged 8-14, has just finished up an awful project at work that had him working twice as many hours as he normally does the last couple of months, while training for a half marathon that I asked him to run with me this weekend (my first, his second). He is awesome.

  60. My hubs and I ran a hilly 10k this year both pushing a kid. First time ever running together and he let me finish first 🙂

  61. Neither of us have ran a race lately but my husband has been going out running 8-9 miles with a friend on weekends – for fun. For fun, no training plan, just for fun. And this week he is helping with our high school youth camp and even conned a few participants into doing a deck workout with him.

  62. My hubby works so hard at work, plays with our kids at night, and then after the kids are in bed he rides the exercise bike trying to get in shape. So proud of his motivation and all his hard work!

  63. My husband recently downloaded the Couch to 5k app and has finished 10 days of it. I was shocked and oh-so-happy to hear that he wants to give it a try. I haven’t suggested or even hinted that he start running, so it is all “his idea,” which is always best!

  64. My running buddy is going to do a really tough trail race this weekend she has two lags in it for a total of 10 miles!!! I’m very proud of her and can’t wait to hear how she did 🙂

  65. My dear friend and mother runner Lisa just started training for her first full marathon. I’m so proud of her!

  66. After 2 years of on and off injuries, my husband finally managed to make it through a training cycle feeling solid and pulled off a 4:30 trail 50k earlier this spring, coming in 11th. I was so proud he made it through all the training and got a chance to race after he put in the work through the winter!

  67. After training through the ridiculous winter, working full time (and then some), and being an amazing father, the Hubs set a new PR at Boston of 2:30 and was 95th overall. So proud! Amidst all that, he knows how important it is for me to run and exercise, so he always makes sure I can get my miles in too. I’m a lucky girl. 🙂

  68. Working full time, keeping up with house stuff, being an amazing dad, AND finishing his first year in seminary! All the while making sure I have the time to train for my first marathon! Can anyone day ‘superdad’?!

  69. My husband surprised me when I came home to a treadmill so I can always get my run in! Finding time to run with kids had gotten really challenging! My husband is an amazing father and husband.

  70. Last month my wife finished her second half marathon, which sealed up a new PR for her. This was done at the same time as changing jobs and finishing the semester for her Master’s degree. I was super proud of her zen-like perspective on training and racing, something this ultrarunner husband could lean a lot from.

  71. I’m pregnant so I have a constant partner these days in Baby #3! We ran a 5k together last week to celebrate National Running Day and Pregnancy Week 24! His/her recent accomplishments include gaining a startle reflex and developing fully formed eyes!

  72. My husband beat me in a 15k. It mostly just motivated me to start doing track work. Sorry, but he can’t beat me again. So, let’s just call him my motivation.

  73. Hubs just built a chicken coop and run in our back yard. He is very proud of it, and so far he is doing all the work for taking care of the chickens (it was his idea after all).

  74. My husband put up a pool for me so I can swim all summer at home instead of going to the YMCA to work out! It was a huge undertaking and he did awesome.

  75. One of my best friends husband is going though a rough time medically, but she was wonderful today and picked my daughter up at daycare with her own so that I could go to the gym today and do my “crossfit light” workout. Lifesaver!! I needed that.

  76. My husband is an amazing Biology teacher! In addition to his awards, recognitions, and accomplishments, he recently was invited to participate on a state-level committee for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). I’m so proud of him and his passion for his work. He loves what he does, and his students see that. He has inspired so many kids to go into the field of science/medicine. He is my inspiration and my hero!

  77. We recently bought a double BOB because my hubby was so impressed with me running he said he’d join me! First time out, he rocked 2 miles full of hills 🙂 Big accomplishment for him…I was so proud of him!

  78. Hubby came back from a trail 10k and let me go out immediately for a bike/run brick workout that I sorely needed!

  79. Hubs is working on running on a more regular basis and is super supportive of my 13.1 goal! And he recently transitioned to a new work gig and rocking it! He’s the best!

  80. Last weekend while I was out enjoying myself at Ragnar (Madison-Chicago)with other Mother Runners…my hubby stayed home to watch over our daughters. While at home he managed to complete all of his training runs (5 & 9 miles) for his 1st Marathon this fall as well as cut down a 60 foot willow tree in our back yard. He says…”All is a weekends work!”

  81. My husband just designed built a fence for our backyard in a series of naptime-sized increments. (He’s an amazing stay-at-home dad.) It’s beautiful!

  82. My husband raced a duathlon recently. He’s shifted his fitness goals to lifting weights so this was just for fun. I admire his positive attitude and his ability not to let the slower than last year times get to him. He is realistic about where he is and how goals shift. Fitness is a lifestyle for him. I a lucky lady!

  83. My husband is overseas in Afghanistan. Recently, they had a specialized weapons training program that you have to qualify to get into and then work really hard to stay. He walked out with a GOLD-the highest rank! I am so proud of him-and all our military men and women!

  84. While I was with one daughter at a Girl Scout campout, my husband managed to get his long run in one morning and bake cookies with the other daughter the other morning!

  85. My husband is working so hard to launch a new masters program in cyber security. I’m so proud of him for coordinating all the different aspects of starting a course from scratch. The launch date is next month!

  86. My hubby started running over the winter when he had a break from work. (He’s in lawn care.) Even with the severe weather we had this year, he kept with it. But then he went back to work in the spring and he slacked off with running because he was working so many hours. He is NOT a morning person, but a few weeks ago he started getting up an hour earlier every morning so he can start running again! I’m so proud of him.

  87. So proud of my hubby, & partner in crime in our insane busy life of 4 kids & lots of sports! He has embraced working out 6 days/week and is running at least 3 of those days in addition to his workout over the last 5 weeks. He is a great inspiration to our boys & determined to reclaim his health & be an role model for our children. So blessed to have him!

  88. My hubby has really been working on being healthier this year. Unfortunately he tripped and broke his ankle in early February. But despite not being able to be very active, he has still managed to lose almost 30 pounds!

  89. I’m so proud of my husband. Since I our daughter was born he’s become the most wonderful, patient, and caring father. And he’s unbelievably supportive of me in my career and running. I’ve had to travel for work and he never complains and he not once complained when I left for the day at 6am so I could run at the gym and get to work. So grateful and so proud of him.

  90. My husband is quickly approaching the end of his first year as a small business owner. He made the decision to leave his career of 18 years because the business culture was becoming toxic, unlike anything either of us has ever seen. Making this step came with obvious risks, but it has allowed him to take full responsibility for himself and his customers. It has also allowed him to make every soccer game, every race and just about every family dinner. He has found himself again and now has enough left at the end of the day to be the incredible Dad he wants to be.

  91. My husband runs – doesn’t really enjoy it, but does it as part of his training for his yearly 2-month backpacking trips. Two weeks of these trips is spent volunteering for backbreaking trail repair work. That and his Habitat deconstruction volunteering, to me, is an awesome way to spend one’s retirement.

    Funny running story of his, from last week – he was off running to our local Y and came across a huge snapping turtle in the road. He kept going – down the road, a bit. Then, around a corner – there was another – or was he running s slowly that first guy beat him there. What!? He says he’s not sure. 😉

  92. For our 20th anniversary, my hubby has been training for a half so that we can run together in a couple weeks. He has had so many injuries but has been un-flappable. He takes my breath away!

  93. My 7 yr old got 2nd place in standing long jump and my 9 year old got 1st in the 4×400 relay. My husband got a new job that is taking us to Japan! We are very excited!

  94. My sweetie was recently elected to public office in our province and despite the crazy schedule this now entails still managed to get 2 or 3 runs in a week. The dogs are pretty happy about that too.

  95. My hubby is not a runner though he supports and cheers for me in my races. His accomplishment in my eyes has a little flashback of over 20 yrs ago. He told me about the story of the little boy standing on the beach throwing the star fish back in as the waves push them on shore. A stranger asked why he frantically ran and threw one at a time back as more waves pushed more on, the stranger said it won’t make a difference.. Then the boy responded that it made a difference to this one as he threw it back in saving the star fish’s life. As he told me this story as we had just met saying why he wanted to be a police officer. That if he could save just one life then his career was worth it. We’ve been married over 20 yrs and he’s been a police officer over 18 yrs. well, two weeks ago he saved another star fish. In our small town of less than 9,000, no hospital, only volunteers… His dispatch called him of a cardiac arrest of a runner hitting the ground while on his treadmill.. This was a 42 yr male we knew, hubby coached this runners son on little league football. My hubby was the first to show up, then another officer. They went in, the room where the runner was purple from not breathing and no heart beat. My hubby did chest compressions, CPR and then they put the defibrillator on him twice and got him back. The medical volunteers came and fought to keep him stable until life Flight arrived. He is alive, went through emergency heart surgery and is waiting to come home to his wife and seven young children. So, even though my hubby is not an accomplished runner, he has dedicated himself and got training and education to be the best he can be in his career. So I am proud to nominate him for this Fathers Day gift, yet I do hope that he gets the women’s socks since I’d put more use out of them training for my first marathon this Octt 4th. This a bitter sweet Fathers Day, he saved this young mans life, but he lost two fellow LVMPD brothers to this senseless shooting three days ago. These children lost their fathers and we mourn for their loss. Sincerely, a proud police officers wife.

  96. My husband and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary today and we started it out with a trail run this morning at 6 a.m. The impressive thing is that this was his 2nd run in many years due to two ACL surgeries on both knees. Wanting to share my enthusiasm for running and have an activity to do together, he is trying to ease into the trails and would really benefit from the 110%–I know because I own the socks. The socks rock! Also, as a fellow ultra runner (but not the same league), Mike Wardian is awesome:0

  97. My husband is rock solid in his love and devotion for me and our children. He supports and encourages me daily!

  98. My hubby stepped up and starting coaching our church football team. He was unsure if he had the time to commit to the call, but time was cleared and he just loves being out on the field with those kids.

  99. My husband finished the 100 miles in the Hotter’N Hell Hundred bike ride last year after beginning cycling only 8 months before the race. I was so proud!

  100. My husband is a high school teacher and just received the highest marks possible in his end of year review. He works extra jobs (coaching, summer camp, etc.) so that I can stay home with our 19 month old daughter and continue to stay home when baby #2 is born in November.

  101. My husband volunteers as a coach for my daughter’s preschool soccer team!! It’s adorable to watch and he really enjoys every minute of it. At the preschool level, there are several tentative players and he has them all eager and ready to play!!

  102. My hubby is accomplishing his lifetime dream of performing as a barbershop quartet on the international stage in Las Vegas in four weeks. He has been singing for 30 years and is finally reaching his dream.

  103. I know it’s hard for my husband to squeeze in workouts between work and having quality time with the kids. I’m happy for him when it’s the summer time and he can ride to work on his bike.

  104. My husband just rediscovered his love of running WHILE I’m 8 months pregnant and he’s gone back to school to take courses for fun and to help him get better at his work! 🙂

  105. I most appreciate the “little” things my husband does for our family all the time. He’s wonderful and does the dishes for me every day, and he takes care of bathing the kids at night before bed so I can have a few minutes to decompress after a busy day with the little ones. He takes care of our cars (keeping mine clean with 3 little ones isn’t an easy task) and our yard so the kids can enjoy playing outside. He also gets the kids ready in the morning and lunches made so that I can get out for my runs without those things rushing me back home. We’re so lucky to have him!

  106. My husband just graduated seminary after 6 grueling years of taking classes long distance. It was over a five hour drive from our northern Indiana home to his school in central Kentucky. While in school he worked full time and devoted every spare minute to our 3 small kids and to me, his pregnant wife. It was a hard 6 years for the whole family, but he stuck with it. What a wonderful role model for our kids- to not give up on a dream. I’m so very proud of him.

  107. My hubby just accomplished a 2nd straight Deployment with he USNAVY. (He’s been deployed before, when we were Active Duty, but this was a tough two-in-a-row since he’s in the Reserves now!). So many people stepped up to love and help me and out three kids, but husband was a CHAMP at surviving over 7 months without seeing wife, kids, family, and friends. He served well, joined a local Rugby team in the country where he was serving, came back in GREAT shape, and loved us in so many ways by serving our Country ! So amazingly proud of that man!

  108. My husband has been so supportive of my new adventures in running. I’m 5′ and he’s 6’1″ and will run with me at my pace (which is super slow for his long legs) even though he usually runs much faster. Recently he ran with me during my 1st 1/2 marathon while he was suffering from a nasty stomach bug. I told him I could do it alone, but he insisted on running with me. He had to stop at one of the porta potties along the route, wasn’t able to hydrate throughout and tossed what was still in his stomach after we finished. I thanked him afterwards and then told him “please don’t ever do that again.”

  109. So proud of my hubs, he has his own handy man business. Every time an elderly person calls to have him fix something, he only charges for materials. Makes me proud to be his wife!

  110. My amazing hubby has been working hard on adding weights to his routine. He has mastered 8 pull-ups. The over arm kind. So proud of all his hard work as well as being an amazing father to our 2 kiddos.

  111. Oh, my Love deserves those compression sock and more! We just ran our first ever marathons together – I was so surprised by my Prove-It Challenge ability to stick to a training plan that I extended 13.1 to my first 26.2, and my Sweetie joined me. The race was last weekend, and it was SO beautiful! However, I got REALLY dehydrated in the heat, and ended up walking (and dry heaving – TMI) for the whole second half of the race, and Bob stayed with me the whole time, encouraging me to keep going, and “just run a little – from this shadow to the next one”. He carried my hydration belt and reminded me to drink constantly, monitoring me to make sure I wasn’t getting any worse. My Love sacrificed his own first marathon experience to make sure I finished mine. I love him so!

  112. My husband is absolutely amazing. I have been sick the past couple years with weekly trips to the doctor’s office. During this time my husband has been the rock and the glue for our family. He cooks and cleans and has endless energy and patience with our two year old son. During this time my husband got a new job and has been through rigorous training for it. His goal is to make enough money so I can not work and focus on my own health and well being. He works and then comes home and continues to be amazing. He participates in crossfit as well and never misses a workout. He even completed a 10k with me (his longest distance) because he knows that running keeps me grounded and wanted to be apart of that.
    More amazing than his hard work and energy is his endless love and compassion for me and our son. While time are trying he continues to be loving and caring. I’m pretty sure he is part energizer bunny, I don’t know how he can do it all. I love and appreciate my husband more than this little box will allow. He has been wanting to try compression socks but has been too selfless to spend the money on himself Thank you for the opportunity to give him a gift he would not otherwise be able to get.

  113. My husband was recently asked by his supervisor to apply for a new position that’s a promotion, and it’s since been offered to him. He has an amazing work ethic that should be rewarded.

  114. My partner recently went back to fencing after almost 25 years. He is loving it and our two boys are impressed!!

  115. My husband does not run with me, but he rides his bicycle when he does go out with me. He rides along with my daughter, who is too young to leave at home, or sometimes too tired to run with me. He watched my girlfriend’s son while she and I and our daughters (3) ran a race. That is support.

  116. Super proud of my hubby. He’s lost 40 pounds in the last year, signed up for a new boot camp and signed up for his first full marathon in December. Together we are running several Halfs in preparation over the next few months.

  117. My husband is self-employed and has run his own business since the year I met him 19 years ago. His earnings allowed me to stay home for six years when my twins were little. I value his work ethic among his other amazing qualities!

  118. So so proud of my husband for completing a half marathon (with a respectable time to boot!) while dealing with recent gout diagnosis in great toe, acute ankle sprain and upper respiratory infection. With my medical background I had to discourage him from still racing but he ignored me (;)) and did it! He was so proud he cried across the finish line! I love his determination!!!

  119. My partner I want to brag about is my BRF – Amy. Amy was just in Portland for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon and totally crushed it! It was one of the few races we haven’t done together and she did awesome!! I was so sad to miss it, but ridiculously happy about her achievement and so so proud. She drove all the way home (Pullman, so about a 6 hour drive) after the race – she definitely needs some 110% socks!!

  120. My husband completed an Ironman when our son was just six months old. He had an amazing time but he managed to schedule his extensive training around our new family routine and I am positive I got quite a bit more sleep while nursing and taking care of an infant, than my husband did while clocking all the time in the pool, on the bike and running!

  121. My inspirationing partner is my oldest son, Zachary. He did his first tri event last month. He is also a full time physical therapy student and also holds a part time job down. He has found the time to workout an exercise and food plan for me.

  122. My husband will soon accomplish 2 life goals: in July he will test for his black belt in martial arts and in December he’ll run his first marathon. Not to mention he accomplishes something every day that he puts up with me. 🙂 And he does all this while working full time, making the kids’ school lunches and breakfasts, and helping me with kid shuttling and teeth brushing.

  123. This spring, my husband successfully defended his PhD thesis. It was an accomplishment almost 6 years (and two kids!) in the making.

  124. My husband actually won a big sales contest at work and we get to spend 4 days in NYC with every thing paid for! I can’t wait for a vacation without the kids and we get to go see Les Miserables

  125. My amazing husband trained me for my first marathon, running beside me every step of the way in training and the final race. For our training runs, he pushed a jog stroller with our 4yo and 2yo, making his workouts 100x worse than mine. Yet he never complained and even ran the 26.2 by my side, getting me to my 4 hour finish goal!

  126. My husband ‘s most recent accomplishment was that he just completed his second half marathon. 2 years ago he would never have dreamed about it, but something just kicked in and off he went. It is nice to have a running partner, I just wish he wasn’t so fast.

  127. My wonderful husband just got a job transfer which he’s been working very hard on getting – way to go honey!

  128. My husband’s recent accomplishment is: taking care of the family by himself while I ran the Ragnar … didn’t even need to call to double check anything!

  129. Me and my husband had our first child 6/26/2012. I was a little concerned with how he would handle the huge changes a baby brings. To my surprise, he adapted very quickly. I had horrible postpartum depression, and it was very tough for the first 6 months (Lots of crying and freaking out). My husband stepped up and was extra helpful and supportive. So his accomplishment this past two years, was becoming an amazing father to our little girl.

  130. My husband has been trying to lose weight for years, even his doctor recommended it. It just never really happened, until this year. My husband joined a gym (and although he has had memberships in other gyms), he has been going faithfully. He even volunteered an afternoon to help clean the tennis and basketball courts at his job so he could play during his lunch hour, on days he can’t go to the gym. It’s only been a month but he has lost 6 pounds and his clothes ate fitting so much better.

  131. My husband is my running inspiration! He is also my coach and has paced me at my goal marathon even though it was only 6 days after he ran the Boston marathon!

  132. My husband just went back to school to work on his master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He’s a busy teacher/coach/husband/father but is going above and beyond to continue to improve in his career. He’s supported me in my endeavors and we are with him all the way! Plus, he sensed I had a high stress level last week and encouraged me to get out of the house and go for a run. Can’t ask for a better guy!

  133. Ohhh, this is perfect timing! On June 21, it will be 1 year since my husband quit smoking. I run and exercise daily, but he has not been interested, ever! He has gained 20+ pounds in the last year, so he tells me that after his 1 year anniversary, on June 22nd, he is going to start eating right and exercising!! I am so proud of him!!!

  134. Yesterday my husband logged 18,000 steps on his FitBit yesterday while on a business trip! He got a lot of walking in before and after the seminars.

  135. My husband has not been allowed to race, doctors orders, but he is allowed to run 3-4 slow miles. I am so impressed that is still running. It will make recovering from surgery that much quicker. My hero!

  136. He ran the Bolder Boulder 10K then skied the rest of the day at Arapaho Basin. It’s a little tradition he and his friends call their “biathlon!”

  137. In the six month since my super awesome husband started his new job he has taken his new plant from the brink of disaster to breaking the all time production record! He’s spent long hours reconstructing a culture of empowerment for his operators and I couldn’t be more proud of him!!

  138. My husband was recently selected for Brigade Command in the Army. This is a big accomplishment, after 23 years in the military. I am so proud of him!

  139. Recent accomplishment…getting our boys to all the practices and games for baseball Rookie and Minor league teams they are on. It was a feat of coordination for sure from day 1 of practices and even more now in the midst of tourney time!

  140. I hope this counts…my husband has done an amazing job working around my running over the last year, so that our two boys weren’t left fending for themselves. 😉 In June 2013, I signed up for my first half marathon, which really was the first long term commitment I had made. Prior to that there was no working around a long run on a Saturday. My husband modified every aspect of his life, so that I didn’t miss a single training run. He gave up quite a few guy things, so that I didn’t miss a beat. My first half and some other races have come and gone but he still gets it that I have a running schedule and he makes it work for all of us.

  141. My hubby and I biked our first Century ride on June 1st. The Elephant Rock in CO. He rocked the 6000 feet of climbing, waiting for me at each aid station and pedaling more than a half hour less than I did over the 100 miles. And he claimed he wasn’t even sore afterwards. It was really fun conquering 100 miles for the first time together. Oh, and he’s also lost over 20 pounds over the last 6 months and looks amazing!

  142. We moved to PA from MI in 2010 when my hubby was hired as the head men’s basketball coach at a small, division III college. He inherited a team that had been 2-22 the previous season. Each year he has taken a few steps forward and this year, the team finished fourth in the conference and my hubby (affectionately referred to as “Coachy”) was named conference Coach of the Year. Pretty proud mother runner/wife right here, ladies!

  143. My husband finished his third 50 miler a few months ago. About 4 miles from the finish, he came up on a rattlesnake directly in his path! Nothing like trying to figure out how to duke it out with a poisonous snake in the dark while glycogen deprived! He crossed the finish line in exactly 11:11:11 – his lucky number!

  144. In May DH successfully completed a 180-mile gravel bike race in KS, finishing 10 minutes faster than last year (~13 hrs) despite having to throw up and take a “ditch nap” 10 miles from the finish. In January, he had to bail from the Arrowhead 135 in MN in -25 cold close to the finish due to frostbite and dehydration. I’m so proud of him for recovering, persevering and maintaining his passion for cycling in good times and bad.

  145. Husband is finishing his first year working as a classroom assistant at our elementary school. It’s a job he was meant to do.

  146. my BRF and her daughter just did their first try-a-tri, amazing accomplishment for them both! If I won the socks I’d give BOTH pairs away, one to each of them. I did the try-a-tri too, but without them I’d never have finished and still would be the lake!

  147. My husband and I are in our last training week before we begin the BTC – 400 miles through southern CO. I am proud that my husband has trained with me so that we can experience this “first” together. Compressions socks would make it even more awesome!

  148. My hubby is training for Ironman Wisconsin this year (which will be his 1st iron distance race.) In preparation, this past weekend he finished the Liberty “half-iron” distance triathlon, his longest triathlon to-date. He not only beat his goal time by 10 minutes, he did it while racing in the pouring rain. (Literally cats and dogs falling from the sky during the 56 mile bike portion.) I am in awe of him and his determination. He keeps me motivated to keep chasing my race goals!

  149. Oh my goodness! I don’t know where to start! My hubby started running with me last fall. His first 5K was 27 min pushing the double running stroller with our 1 and 3 year olds. He rocked the Princess Half to show his support to me:). Now he got selected in the lottery for the Marine Corp Marathon and is training for his first full. He hopes to qualify for Boston on the next one he does if he can get close:). Last week he was done with his long run and ran a local 5k with me to try and help me PR. The last 400m was around the high school track and he carried my 3 year old piggy back because she wanted to run with me and she had fallen and hurt her knee! He is a great runner, dad, and especially hubby. Would love for him to get these!!

  150. My hubby just finishing our downstairs bathroom that has been under construction (and thus without a downstairs toilet) for months!!!He also recently drove 3 hours on a Friday night after work to see me run in my first half marathon! love him to pieces.

  151. My husband has worked his way up from running like a hobbled goat across the parking lot to a sub-40 min 8km. He aspires to one day perhaps tackle a half marathon, but for now he’s ultra supportive of me and running when he can around my own training schedules.

  152. My husband ran his 3rd half marathon recently and finally for time by himself. He PRed by 11 minutes off the last one and spanked my best by 6 minutes. Proud to say I inspired and encouraged him to start running.

  153. Today is the last day of school for our kids and it marks an entire school year where my husband was the stay-at-home dad while also working from home each day. He has been a complete rockstar at getting the kids ready, making lunches, stopping morning fights, picking up from school, chauffeuring to after-school activities, making dinner…

  154. My husband ran his first marathon last October, and has inspired me to start training for my first. (He is the one who originally got me into running in the first place, so it seems right.) He’s also now training for his first triathlon!

  155. My running buddy, Erica, and I decided as a New Year’s resolution to run a race every month. While we run most of the races together, there are times when scheduling doesn’t work for us both. I was able to be with her for her best 1/2 marathon time at our April race. She smashed her previous time by 7 minutes. Just last weekend she competed in her first Olympic Triathalon. The 10K was her fastest yet. She is the inspiration that keeps me going on our crazy 2014 plan!

  156. My hubby recently participated in a triathlon relay as the runner where his team took first place in the elite group (okay, so it was a small tri and there were only 2 teams, but they beat the team that beat them last year). He has been toying with doing a full tri and so last weekend he ran his own “sprint” tri in our neighborhood with a 500 m lake swim, 13.1 mile bike and 3.1 run. But what I love most about my husband is that he supports my goals of staying fit by encouraging me and never making me feel guilty for taking time out for a run. Looking forward to conquering Ragnar Great River with him in August – compression might come in handy!

  157. My husband’s physical achievements are always impressive, but what I really want to brag on right now is the fact that he kept our 3-yr old entertained and well-behaved for 3 hours during our son’s high school graduation!

  158. My darling hubby painted the living room for me. He did everything, the taping, plastic lining, most of the furniture moving, and the painting. He also did most of the clean-up. All I had to do was some of the pick up, help with the furniture moving that was to big for him to do on his own, and keep our sons occupied. Not too shabby!

  159. My husband just finished the AIDS Lifecycle 7 day, 545 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The amazing thing about this is that 2.5 years ago, he weighed over 300 lbs and was diagnosed with diabetes. No one would have ever thought he could or would do something like this. Simply amazing!

  160. My husband had a neck injury on the job about 3 years ago… after being diagnosed 1 year ago (with the actual problem… not a bunch of docs chalking it up to STRESS), he has been rehabbing his neck and all. I am so encouraged every time he gets on the bike or gets out the door to take care of himself… it may not be much but for him (and our family) it is a lot!

  161. My husband, Andy, just survived being my teammate on an 80 mile relay race, the Katy80 in humid Missouri, and just agreed to another blazing hot summer relay with me! Last July he changed jobs, left his Portland friends, and moved across the country so our family could be closer to my family. He has encouraged me to leave work to spend time with our pre-school children and pursue my writing dreams on the side. We are also training for our next marathon together-Chicago 2014! That will definitely require some compression socks! I’m lucky in love.

  162. I must brag about my husband’s Ironman this past fall. It was his second Ironman he did in Wisconsin, and he managed to pull off his training while I was also training for a 70.3 and marathon, and juggling working full-time and being a really great daddy to our toddler son. He not only raced, but PRed by 90 minutes on that course! I couldn’t have been more proud of him for sticking with his training while also juggling his work schedule, my work schedule, being a dad and husband, oh, and my training schedule too!

  163. My husband started really running and eating better in April 2013. Since then, he has lost 60 lbs and ran his first half marathon. Now it’s my turn (at 3 months post partum) to turn up the heat and work off my baby weight!

  164. My Hubby just graduated with his MBA this May. Through our years of marriage he has worked hard to get his CPA and now his MBA. All while being a great dad(2 boys 3 and 6months) and husband. I am proud to be called his wife and friend. (:

  165. My hubby spent the last few months helping a close friend get healthy and train up for a half marathon! The two then ran the race together, and had a total blast. I was proud of our friend’s accomplishments and proud of my hubby’s good coaching!

  166. The hubby has been dealing with some annoying body issues recently. Back pain, IT Band issues, at the ripe old age of 31 he is falling apart ;). Yesterday though, he pulled himself out of his mental rut! He went to the track, walked some laps, and focused on his abs. When he got home he was smiling!!! I know how hard it can be to have your body not cooperate and I was so proud of him for pushing through the muck and doing something to make himself feel better. I really love that man.

  167. Hubby has had a few injuries this year so he has been close to PR’s but no new ones. He has been, understandably, a little down about this. I’m proud of him for continuing to listen to his body and train smartly. Also, he added cross fit. It was hard for him to be slower finishing a workout than his teenage daughter and sometimes wife, but he has stuck with it and gets better each workout. Soon be ready to light up the roads again racing I’m sure!

  168. My husband is not really a fitness guy but we recently completed the Insanity program and he saw such good results it motivated him to keep going and now we are doing T25 and I’m trying to talk him into a race;) he also just got a new job which is really exciting.

  169. My husband is a metronome when it comes to running! Although he only runs once a week (to pace me for my tempo runs) he recently paced me for a big race and helped me knock out a solid PR (a minute per mile faster than my previous PR!) His calves were sure sore the next day (he only ran ONCE a week!) so he definitely deserves some good compression socks for being a perfect pacer (achieving those elusive negative splits), being so supportive of my running, and for being a fantastic partner in all areas of my life!

  170. I am so proud of my husband for completing his first Ragnar Relay Race. He saw how much fun I had running my first Ragnar and so we ran Chicago Ragnar 2014 TOGETHER! He was runner 5 and I runner 6, he had sweaty kisses at every exchange for me! Now that is a great way to pass the slap braclet. The Ragnar Adventure was fun for Mom and Dad to get away and play! He is an amazing best friend, running buddy, husband, and father! My three girls and I are very lucky!

  171. My DH (aka @mrrdeatwriterun ) just finished a hot half marathon race with a knee that acted up on him in the early miles. He stayed smart, slowed down and finished tho overheated and in pain. (Now we’re hoping his knee recovers quickly.) He did this after running back to back 10+ mile race weekends (one on a trail) in April & starting marathon training in May, ramping up his long runs. His recommitment to running and the ancillary work is great to see and is getting results! I salute his determination & tenacity.

    (PS – if we win, can I have the men’s green sick instead of pink? I’m just not a pink kinda gal.)

  172. My husband is THE BEST training (and life) partner. He rolls out of bed at 5am every morning… and drags my tail out, too. He just completed his first Ultra and has offered to run my first with me this fall (sucker!) I could go on and on, too.

  173. My hubby recently made a change to be healthier! YAY! He is walking every night with me and the kiddo and wants to tackle a half in the fall. I couldn’t be happier.

  174. My husband survived a layoff , starting a new job, another layoff , then working from home while I homeschooled 5 (4 boys and 1 baby girl) kids in our 1500sqft home. All this while this winter required all of us to be indoors for most if it. Needless to say, we became a closer knit family.

  175. I’m currently 36 weeks pregnant with our third child and my husband has been so supportive and helpful throughout and especially now that I am near the end. He’s stepped up with our other kids and has taken on extra household duties, so I can sit and put my feet up when needed. 🙂

  176. I would answer this one even if it weren’t a contest! I’m really proud of my husband, Dan, for getting his PhD in physics this past May after years of work in the lab AND at the same time being a full and engaged dad to our seven-year-old twins. We planned to have just one baby during his graduate school and got ourselves surprised. :^) Now he’s settling into a “real” job (as if what he was doing before wasn’t work) and training for the Colorado Ragnar Relay in August. Go Dan! You are my hero!

  177. My husband just finished a half with little training in 2hr 40min and wasn’t sore for days way to go hunny

  178. My husband has a goal this year to run a sub 4 hour marathon. He probably would have completed this goal last year but the marathon he was training for was 3 weeks after our twins came. His most recent accomplishment is hanging a ceiling fan in the nursery. He had to replace the bracket in the attic which meant spending more time then comfortable up there. It is all finished and running perfectly just in time for the heat to turn up for summer. The kids love watching it during diaper changes as well which was an added bonus to getting through diaper time with less squirmy fuss.

  179. On a recent trip to Steamboat Springs, CO, my husband rode his bike to the top of Rabbit Ears Pass (about 2700 feet of climbing), then the next day raced a 10K and placed 2nd in his AG. It was a great way to close out his 57th year on earth – and jump start his 58th!

  180. My husband isn’t a runner, but is very supportive of me and my love of the sport. He recently finished a project where he was the project manager. This was his first big project. He is leading the implementation of a new library website. He did an amazing job, and is now being told he could get a promotion for all of his hard work. Besides being a hard worker he is an amazing father. I am very lucky to have him as my life partner.

  181. My husband is an EMT, so he’s all over town during his shifts on the ambulance. He takes photos of things that our 2-year-old son would find cool. Last week – he bought at set of plastic dinosaurs and arranged them in the “jungle” and took pictures. This week – he found a giant excavator at a construction site and took pictures with it. He’s the coolest dad ever, or as my son would say “Dad is awwwesssthome”.

  182. My husband is coaching two All-Star baseball teams. He is at the field 5 hours every single night of the week training these young men to become champions! (Tourney starts this weekend.)

  183. my husband is Scoutmaster for his Troop. in addition to all his fatherly and Scoutmaster duties, he has organized a week long hiking trip for the Scouts this summer. in addition to all the physical training he has undertaken (because he wasn’t very active before) he has also been spending many evenings and weekends dehydrating food for the entire Troop. it has been a huge endeavor!

  184. My husband has suffered from anxiety for a few years, but in the past year we have moved across the country, he’s taken on a new demanding job, given up smoking and started exercising! I’m so proud of his hard work!

  185. For over a year and a half my husband supported us in being a kinship foster placement for my sisters kids. Not only was he loving and supportive to me and the kids, but he still managed to workout. The kids just recently went home and he has now began to run sprints with his friend on Sundays. In addition to the sprints he supported me in raising money and training for my half marathon with a charity. He is a great guy and deserves a little something to help him recover after his sprints.

  186. My helpful hubby recently survived his first stint home alone as Mr. Mom while I was on a work trip. He fed and cared for all 3 kids by himself and managed to even keep this nursing momma happy by not wasting a single ounce of liquid gold!

  187. My husband Gary, who is 16 years my senior, started running despite having a knee replacement ten years ago. He is not fast, but he is so persistent, and has inspired many in our community to lace up. Since starting to run five years ago, he has completed two marathons, which I think is just phenomenal given he has an artificial knee. He is the reason I run. He is my biggest cheerleader, and is as proud of me as I am when I reach a goal. He has never made me feel bad because I am faster than he. He plans to run the Chicago Marathon in 2015 when he is 65 years old. I plan to cheer him on!

  188. My husband and I are pretty new to running and not very consistent. A few weeks ago my husband entered his 3rd 5k with our 9 year old son. After working a 12 hour day doing a very physical job he ran the Starlight run in Portland. He knocked off 3 minutes from the last 5k in March. I don’t know anyone that would want to run after a 12 hour work day that starts at 4am!

  189. My husband rode his bike with me to keep me company since my usual bike riding partner couldn’t make it. This was a big deal since he is getting over a back injury.

  190. My husband never understood why I ran and sometimes thought I was nuts running a half marathon and waking at o’dark thirty to train. However, this past January his parents loaned us a treadmill that they rarely used and my hubby got the itch to run. He trained himself and has now increased his speed and endurance. He is now faster than me–on the treadmill. This past Saturday he opted to join me on an outdoor training run on our local Konza prairie. We hired a babysitter and had a date that started at 7am. This was his first official run sans treadmill and he did great! And now I think he might be enticed by the challenge of running. He was pretty proud of himself. And I am too! The bottom line is that running keeps us both healthy and happy for our little girl.

  191. It’s been a crazy year….my Hubby got a new job, we moved into a new house, children in a new school and my breast cancer diagnosis. My Hubs is my rock! His greatest accomplishment is being a great provider to our family! He’s an amazing dad and he is my back to running coach! Love him!

  192. My husband ran a 3:24:02 at the Big Cottonwood Marathon last September, which happenned to be the last day to qualify for the 2014 Boston Marathon and also the first day to qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon, qualifying him for 2 Boston Marathons in one race!

  193. My husband, not a runner, is an amazing baseball coach to one of our sons and many other boys (and a girl!). I am so proud to watch him coach as he is consistently fair, knows how to find the potential in each kid, and a great teacher and role model.

  194. I’m so proud of my Hubster for being one of the top 3 fastest runners (in his company) in our local Corporate 5k! He didn’t used to enjoy running so much, and did it for fun with me, and now the true competitor in him has come to life! So fun to watch him compete!

  195. My sweet husband just survived his baby girl graduating from high school, including the required open house party. He was the host with the most and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime to get it all done.

  196. I am deeply in love with my husband of 22 years; he is my best friend. Yesterday, he went through his second eye surgery for cataracts. He is so brave! He is also renovating our entire kitchen and making our cabinets himself. We are going on a family vacation soon and 110% Flat Out Sox would be perfect for us for the long plane ride!

  197. We redid our basement recently and it was all my husband’s doing — with me providing suggestions here and there — but he kept the project moving and got it done. It’s awesome (and has space for our treadmill : )

  198. My DH doesn’t love running, especially when he has to do it on his own (I’m his running partner). When I broke my foot in November running our first HM together, I figured he’d be down for the count too. To my surprise, he trained for and ran another HM in February, powering through ITB issues to finish in under 3 hours! I rang my cowbell super loud for him at the finish!

  199. On Mother’s Day, all three of my kids signed up to run the one-mile kids’ run for Run Like A Mother. My youngest is four and agreed to do it only if I would run with her. On the morning of the race, she got nervous and said she didn’t want to run but changed her mind when we got to the race venue. We had been practicing running and walking together, but I told her it was her race and she could decide when she wanted to run and walk. When the race started, she took off, and I could barely keep up! She decided right after the race that she’s doing it all by herself next year!

  200. My husband signed up for the Rebel Challenge yesterday! When we first met he ran 6 miles a day….and I didn’t run. After a marriage, knee injury, kids, etc. he stopped running. Seven years ago, I started running…and now I’m the runner in the family. Until yesterday, when he committed to getting back in shape for his family. So excited to start training with him on his road back to running.

  201. My husband’s most recent accomplishments are completing the JFK 50 miler in November and running the Boston marathon. He has successfully encouraged me to resume running half marathons. He uses his position as a high school science teacher to teach nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. He also coaches xc running and skiing at our local university. Despite his busy life, he still finds time for our family.

    My husband and I have become compression socks fanatics. We wear them during runs, bikes, bikes. We wear them after for recovery. We wear them for work and play. I even wear the shorties under tights in the winter.

  202. My husband’s biggest accomplishment in the last few weeks was building a playhouse for our kids. I did have doubts when he wanted to design it himself instead of just getting a kit, but it turned out great with lots of fun little features built in.

  203. Two months ago, I tore my MCL. My doctor told me that I could still walk the half marathon I signed up for, however, I was super disappointed that I would not be able to run and was dreading walking 13 miles alone with hardly any training. My husband, who is not a runner and had not done any training, decided to sign up and do the half with me!

  204. My hubby, who got the package deal of three crazy boys when we got married 18months ago, sat with me during our 14 lacrosse games in the Colorado Cup tourney last weekend. He carried chairs, gear, snacks and a camera to help me cheer on the boys! I’m so very grateful for him and all he does for our family!!

  205. On a recent trip to Disney World, my husband amazed me by pushing a double jogging stroller with an 8-year-old and 5-year-old– that’s over 100 pounds– through the parks for SEVEN days. I could barely move the thing!

  206. My husband is the parent who always stays up with our daughter when she can’t sleep.He stayed up until 1:30am with our 18 month old last night, so I could sleep. He then got up at 6am for work.

  207. My husband started running and eating better, and went from being a diabetic on 3 medications, to losing 120 pounds and no longer a diabetic and not on meds anymore. Very proud of him for beating this disease.

  208. My husband recently rode a century, but in the fall, he did our local “Dirty Dozen”. It is a group ride up and over 12 of the steepest hills in Pittsburgh. He trained all year and completed the ride in November.

  209. My BF is a new runner (with some encouragement from me) and recently completed his first official race – a 10k. That was an accomplishment in itself, but he couldn’t leave it at that — he finished 3rd in his AG to boot!

  210. My sweet DH just got promoted to the next level at work and he has tried to start walking with me – he’s not to running yet, but I am working on it!

  211. He’s a loves to coach high school track and football even now with our kids not in the sports any longer. He has a passion for it which blesses so many kids!

  212. My hubs was a state champ athlete in high school but hung up his wrestling shoes and not really exercised since. He has channeled his energy into work. He started an engineering firm that is now one of the top 100 firms in the U.S. Not bad for the kid who was in special ed classes, hardly graduated, worked road construction for 5 years out of high school because he was told that was all he could do.

  213. My husband recently reached a huge goal of his and was accepted into an MBA program. He works so hard at everything! He juggles full time work, school, and his family! Somehow he manages to make time for everything and doesn’t let one area suffer! He is amazing and I am so proud of him for going after his dreams of getting his masters in business!

  214. Despite only learning to ride a bike and swim in the past two or so years, my husband [who is blind in one eye], completed an half-iron man in October and another one in June, with three marathons and two half-marathons he ran with me since October, while still managing to picking up our almost two year old daughter every afternoon from daycare for some quality time before I get home from work.

  215. My husband works out at the gym but is not a runner. He ran cross country in high school but now maintains that running is an activity that he really dislikes and will avoid at all costs! But, at a recent local popular 3K race, we both realized that with our 3 kids we were outnumbered. Oldest son wanted to run alone and that was OK with us, but the younder two daughters each needed an adult partner to accommodate their different paces. My husband took one for the team and ran with my middle daughter, and I was so proud of him for doing that!

  216. My husband had gastric bypass a year ago (end of May) and since then he has lost about 126 pounds. Shortly after surgery, once he had the ok to exercise, he decided to try running. Something he said he would NEVER do. One day, he just went outside and ran and now, he is easily running 3 miles every day, something that I haven’t worked up to being able to do. I am proud of him!

  217. My husband ran a half marathon last fall while deployed in Afghanistan with the Army. He said his training runs involved running past cobra-infested fields and were sometimes cut short when they took incoming fire and had to take shelter. My early morning loops around the neighborhood seemed so easy in comparison.

  218. Super proud of my hubby for biting the bullet and starting his commute to work on a bike. He has ridden every day that it hasn’t been raining, even going so far as to pack the bike in the back of our car when we had to take it to the shop. He rode to work from the car shop and then did the whole thing over again later that day. Go hubs!!!

  219. My husband has been super dad (coaching our sons T-Ball team, never once losing his patience with kids whose ages ranged from 3-6!), super hubby (knowing we were going camping and hiking for our anniversary, something I dislike tremendously, last weekend after my long run he got a babysitter, we got massages, went to a winery, and had a wonderful dinner, much more my speed). and super athlete (he just completed his first tri-athalon kayak-bike-run, and came in 2nd for that division, 1st in the kayak and run portion). He’s a keeper!!!

  220. We have 3 sons, the youngest is 10, and my husband has been the stay-at-home parent for 9 years now. He also does freelance outdoor photography and just landed a gig with the State of Nebraska that will mean lots more exposure to his work! He shows our boys that doing what you love and working hard at it does pay off!

  221. My husband has made an amazing transformation in the last 6 months. He has lost over 35 pounds and still going all while finding a new job which is pretty stressful. All through this time he has been so supportive of my running and also been a great dad to our 3 year old. While his return to running is slow, he and I know we are becoming a better heathly role model to our son. I can’t wait to celebrate my husband and all his accomplishments this Sunday.

  222. My formerly non-athletic husband has recently been inspired to try running by the mother runner (me!) in his life. He has consistently been running on the treadmill every day, and is almost at 2 miles. Soon enough, he’ll be lapping me at the high school track!

  223. At a recent race my daughter and running partner finished 2nd in her age group. And my life partner recently completed the Whole 30 with me and lost 18 pounds.

  224. Hubby volunteered to be the assistant coach for our 7 year old’s baseball team. I was so surprised, considering Hubby has never played baseball!

  225. My husband ran with me for the first time ever on Mother’s Day! It was a quick mile to the farmers market and back. He tried to race me and I let him win. He complained all day from running so hard but told me I’m awesome for doing that for fun and that I can run 13.1 just and still be able to tend to the kids right after.

  226. My hubby is amazing. I’m a night shift nurse, so on the nights I’m at work, he does clean up, baths, toothbrush ing, stories, and bedtime all by himself on our three kids that are five and under. It’s no small task!

  227. My husband is getting back on the running wagon after being out for several months with a back injury. In addition to running at home, he bikes at work! As a paramedic, he has access to a patrol bike that he rides near the station during down time for PT. He’s being incredibly active again, and I am so proud of him for not letting an injury deter him.

  228. Not only is my hubby a marathoner, who came back from injury and qualified for Boston, but he is INCREDIBLY supportive of my running. He is my biggest encourager! He will even push me out the door if necessary, and take care of the kiddos so that I can get my runs in 🙂 I have friends whose husbands don’t understand their NEED to run. I’m blessed to have a husband who gets it 🙂

  229. My husband is not only a gifted athlete, but has become an avid gardener! I am proud of the delicious vegetables that he is growing and harvesting for our family. Our boys think it is great fun, grabbing food from the garden with dad. They even like eating the brussel sprouts!

  230. My awesome hubby ran a half last week, but really the best thing he did for me this week was to cover and pick up the kids when I was stuck late at work (on our Anniversary!).

  231. My DH has taken an interest in cooking lately so his most recent accomplishment was a peach/plum/almond cake! Not running related but it sure tasted good after my 14-miler on Saturday.

  232. My husband is all in with our kids all the time. My favorite thing he does is find hairstyles on the internet with our 7 year old daughter and does them. A recent accomplishment for him was a really technical snow cat ski trip he took as he put it “when opportunity still matched ability”.

  233. My husband had gained quite a bit of weight over the last few years. Since January he has changed his eating and started running. He’s lost 20 pounds so far and now we can run together on my easy days. I can’t believe how fast he has worked his way to a 10 minute mile! If I don’t watch out, he’ll be faster than me. We can’t have that! 😉

  234. My husband played soccer his entire childhood through high school. He just recently turned 35 and decided to jump back in. He signed up for an “over 30 league” and was enjoying it thoroughly. To challenge himself, he just signed up for the “18 and older league” on Wednesdays… gasp! He can’t get over that he’s the “old dude” now, but they are challenging him in ways he wasn’t expecting. He has improved greatly and is really enjoying getting back in shape. I’m proud!

  235. I am so proud of my husband’s recent half marathon. His goal was to not have to walk at all…and he did it! (This is huge to him since his knees have historically forced several walk breaks for him). He also beat his time goal by 10 seconds. Even though I didn’t meet my goals for the same race, I was so happy to celebrate his achievements!

  236. There are many reasons he is awesome in my eyes, but one would be: Hubby completed his first Half on June 7th, after years of telling me I was crazy for doing it. It still tells me I’m crazy but there may come a day he finds them enjoyable too. 🙂

  237. My husband just lost his father a week ago. That is not the accomplishment; it was how he took care of his father before that. He showed such grace and caring under difficult circumstances, as he helped his Dad navigate through losing his independence and dealing with dementia and multiple health issues. All the while, being an excellent father to our three, a dedicated soccer coach and a full time middle school teacher.

  238. After two years of racing in the Clydesdale division for mountain biking (200 lbs. and up) and winning many events, my husband made the jump to racing in his age group. My husband is 6’5″ and 220 lbs., so his physics are very different from the smaller racers. Nonetheless, he actually won two races this spring and came in second place in a national level event. So proud of him for all of his hard work!

  239. My husband has gone back to school so he can change careers, not easy in your 40s! So on top of working full time, parenting, dealing with household chaos like the shower curtain collapsing at 6 a.m. this morning, and supporting my running, he is also dealing with homework. He’s the bomb.

  240. My husband is just simply amazing, so it’s hard to choose just one accomplishment! He recently went back to school to pursue another Master’s degree. We both work full-time and have two precious little girls. He has been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA despite the demands of work, the demands from me :), and still being an awesome dad to our girls! I’m pretty sure he’s Superman! 🙂

  241. My husband just completed his first Ragnar! We completed Madison to Chicago- 197 miles! I ran it last yr and it was awesome having my husband on the team this yr.

  242. My husband works very hard all year but this time of year is like an ultramarathon for him. It’s pea harvest and when the peas need to be harvested, the peas need to be harvested…no matter what. As an example of the schedule he is keeping, he went to work at 5pm Monday evening, came home at 11am Tuesday morning, went back to work at 5 pm Tuesday evening, came home at midnight and is getting ready to head back to work at 6am this (Wednesday) morning. The three weeks or so of pea harvest are the hardest weeks of the year. So remember my husband whenever you pull a bag of frozen peas out of your freezer!

  243. My husband just got me through the unexpected loss of my dad and helped me wade through all the legalities and specifics of executorship of my dad’s estate. His love and patience were incredible. I would never want to go through any of that without him supporting me.

  244. My husband just completed an olymic distance tri where the second half of the swim was UPstream in a major current. He’s wonderful about coordinating with me so that we can both work, train for races, and get our 2 girls to myriad of events they have going on as well. A great role model for out kiddos!!

  245. My hubby has just come back from a horrible experience with a thyroid storm meanwhile supporting me as I work through my dad’s dementia and my mom’s brain cancer diagnosis, operation and chemo. We both have run an emotional marathon this year. We celebrated recently (mom is in remission for now and he is now healthy) with my first caving experience with our son in tow. I challenged my fears (heights, creepy crawlies, bats). I went into the darkness and came out the cave into the light with a whole new perspective. There is no one that I would want by my side than my men. With them, I can do it all.

  246. My husband supports me in all my pursuits. While also being a great father and husband, he recently rocked a 100 mile bike ride at a speed of 22 miles per hour.

  247. I have a very emotional son and my hubby exudes such patience with him and always talks things through with him to calm him down…once my son gets worked up he is had to reel back in…my husband does such a great job with him!

  248. My husband is amazing! He is 110% supportive of my running. He’ll watch the kids, pick up the kids, do anything I need to get my runs in. He’s also by my side on all my longer runs riding his bike with two kids in tow. Plus he’s figured it all out which is kind of scary, when Momma gets cranky he’ll just say “Go for a run”. How do you come back at that? 🙂

  249. My husband and partner Gregg recently lost 30 pounds due to changing his lifestyle and eating good, real food. I am so proud of him and his accomplishment!

  250. My husband Mark is such an incredible partner & father. Not only does he tolerate my shortcomings, he supports me fully in my goals and each choice I make.
    I am proud of him because he has somewhat put his (speedy) running on the back burner for a special project he was assigned to at work. This project helps thousands of people each day and he takes that responsibility very seriously.
    I’m incredibly blessed to have him as my partner!

  251. My husband is supporting my running 100%. He takes care of our little one if she wales up while I am out early in the morning. Could not do without him!

  252. My husband has been struggling with an autoimmune disease since he returned home from Iraq many year ago. For years he couldn’t exercise due to the pain, enlarged heart and poor lung capacity. But lately the medication is doing its job and I am so proud of him for speed walking on the treadmill and the dogs at night for exercise.

  253. It’s easy to brag about my husband. Just this morning he got up at 4am with me and we ate breakfast together. I then went for a 4 mile run (training for my first marathon) while he did the laundry, cleaned up the dishes from yesterday, and got our 3 little girls up and dressed. (Ages 4, 2, and 7 months). He is so supportive, caring, loving and hardworking. He’s training for his 4th marathon and last week got up at 3am to get his 20 mile long run, and then had to work all day. He doesn’t want his running to interrupt our family time. I could go on and on about him. He’s amazing and inspires me every day!

  254. Hubs second placed age group at St Louis half marathon. Frustrates me at times that will never be me, but secretly love his podium finishes!

  255. My husband has never ran anything longer than a 5k and agreed to sign up for a half marathon with me. So we could run the distance together. He impressed me with his drive and dedication to the training, even running through terrible weather conditions this winter. During training, he suffered a stress fracture in his foot and disappointingly could not run the half marathon. Although still disappointed to not be able to run, he still accompanied me to the race and cheered me on! He is an inspiration to me even though he didn’t get to run his half marathon. I can’t wait to see what his next goal will be!

  256. My kids are driving me nuts and it’s only the 2nd day of summer vacation. I’ve lost my temper with them both days so far! But I’m super proud of my hubby because he has kept his head, doled out appropriate punishments that still get ’em where it hurts (took away iPods and other special toys), and NOT yelled! Usually he’s the one who blows a gasket, but he’s been working hard on staying calm. He’s such a great dad!

  257. Partner’s recent accomplishment is ongoing. He is fighting depression and addiction. He struggles every day. His attitude has improved in the last month and I have started talking to him about adding exercise to help manage some of the “demons.” He is somewhat receptive and even asked about compression socks the other day. It is, like a race, one step at a time.

  258. In April my husband fulfilled a goal he’s had since he was 9 years old and went for his very first run.. He ran a 100 mile ultra marathon. The kids and I are so proud of him! Although my five and seven year old don’t quite have the sense of measurement to know how far 100 miles is, they know they’re daddy did something amazing!

  259. My hubby’s favorite sport is racquetball but he was injured playing several years ago. After a few surgeries and a lot of time, he’s finally back on the court!

  260. My husband and I just finished the Chicago Ragnar together. It was a great experience! Yesterday, I was out of town for work and he finished all of the laundry and cleaned the house (rock star)!

  261. My husband managed to make the lawn in our backyard lush and beautiful again. After a hard Wisconsin winter, it seemed we were doomed to dirt. His hard work seeding and caring for the “baby grass”, as we affectionately called it, really paid off.

  262. my hubs just fixed our power washer so we wouldn’t have to go out and buy a new one. a big YEAH for all the DIY projects he does at home (he’s handy like that)…..and I could use the compression socks

  263. My husband ran a five miler race recently and pr’d. I think, though, his biggest accomplishment is that he’s such a dedicated father and husband. He’s always there for us and is very much a great person.

  264. My sweetie is currently training for NYC Marathon in Nov. Building training runs into an already packed week makes me so proud. He’s even talked our daughter into doing the short runs with him. Double proud!!

  265. My husband is one of the most devoted fathers I know. He puts in long hours at work, and then comes home and supports whatever activities his wife and two daughters have going; whether it is cheering me on with the girls while I run a race, helping in the dugout at the tee ball games, or simply playing a lively game of My Little Pony Matching! He is always there and always tells us how great we are!

  266. After having left his company 18 months ago and doing small pieces of consulting work, my husband was just offered a senior strategy position restructuring a major company. So excited for him! and such very welcome news after some anxious times…

  267. My hubby has supported my running thus far through 2 pregnancies and our busy life with 2 boys (5,2) that in itself probably deserves some recovery. His most recent accomplishment though is deciding to start running himself, he’s a few weeks into a C25K and I can already see the mental/stress benefits for him. Yes, scheduling gets a little trickier but it will be worth it to see him have a running high!

  268. My husband has been training with me for our first half marathon. It isn’t easy for us to even find time together/alone since we have 5 kids to take up any free time. I SO look forward to our miles during the week so we can run & talk without being interrupted by the kids.

  269. My husband is former military special forces and now a Registered Nurse. He also has been a flight nurse for Mercy Air. He has worked at the same hospital as me for the past decade, in the ICU. He is hands down the BEST RN I have ever met. Smarter than many of the MDs we work with

  270. My husband isn’t big on running – but what he does do so that I can run is amazing. We have a 2 1/2 year old son and my husband is really the mom in our relationship. I am a band director and musician which takes a lot of after normal work hour time. And even after all the evening times he has our son on his own, he still lets me go on long runs Saturday morning with my friends. He is a rock-star.

  271. My husband has been playing “Mom” as I took a promotion at work that keeps me away most days and nights. Although he doesn’t mind since he read an article stating “daughters that see their fathers do house chores will be stronger and powerful in their chosen careers”, I appreciate him.

    Also, he just signed up for his first 1/2 marathon. Go Star Wars Run Disney.

  272. My husband is a committed husband and father. He works in law enforcement and often works long hours to get his job done. Recently my husband was responsible for heading up a big arrest in our local area. I am very proud of him.

  273. My husband does lots of awesome stuff but my number one brag about him would have to be that last summer her rode his bicycle coast-to-coast (San Diego to Savannah) in 17 days! It was an average of around 175 miles per day or something like that. Crazy-badass!

  274. After working on a speech for two hours Monday night, our computer went down, and the file went MIA. My husband stayed up (I was defeated and went to bed), Google-d away various solutions, and somehow (I still say magic) recovered the missing document.

    Instead of saying “that stinks” and continuing to watch Game of Thrones. I say he is a keeper!

  275. My hubby’s most recent race accomplishment was finishing the Baatan Death March Marathon. He has now decided to turn his focus to triathlon and is taking swimming lessons. I am so proud of his hard work and dedication!!

  276. My husband recently ran his first 10k. He has never been much of a runner. Just doing two miles or so to stay in a bit of shape, so six was a big accomplishment for him!

  277. My husband just completed his first ironman eagle man 70.3 this weekend! Hugely proud of him! All that training in addition to working all the time and still finding lots of time for our three boys!

  278. My hubby is “in” 100%,( wll, 75%or better on some days). Recently he bought fresh mint dys in advance of Ke ticky Derby so we could have Julips– never fresh mint round these parts . Thats’s love…

  279. My husband works so hard and well over 40 hours a week to build his business. Lately he has been making a huge effort to spend more time with my daughter and me on the weekends. We have been planning a fun family day each weekend and it has been wonderful for us all.

  280. My husband is the hardest working guy I know. His most recent awesomeness was planning a surprise 8 day Caribbean cruise for our 10 year anniversary. He goes above and beyond with everything he does and is completely devoted to our family. Regardless of how hard he works, we have always come first!

  281. My husband is not a runner, but he does so much to support me. Most recently, I was recovering from a foot fracture, wearing the boot, and he took me grocery shopping and to Home Depot to help me pick out flowers (he didn’t help me plant them, tho!). He also didn’t flinch when I purchased cycling shoes and toe clips for my bike, because he knew riding my bike was the only thing keeping me sane while I was unable to run!

  282. The hubs just completed another grueling semester at Drexel. Bless his heart, he pulls more all nighters than I ever could and function during the day…and he got all great marks for the semester! Here’s to his hopeful graduation in two years for architecture – he has sacrificed so much for our family!

  283. My husband built rocket jetpacks for our 2 boys and took them out for a test run at the park! Before this I had not considered my husband crafty, but now I know better! And the boys absolutely LOVE the jetpacks and running around the yard!

  284. Well although the hubs is a great guy, since it is June, we celebrate kid #1 in our house. She kicked some serious butt in high school, and is the salutatorian and will be giving a speech at commencement on 6/19. Furthermore, she snagged the Chemistry department medal for outstanding achievement. Kudos to her!

  285. We have his-and-hers running injuries at our house. I’m dealing with high hamstring tendinitis and my husband is on a very slow comeback from a combination ankle sprain and broken foot bone he suffered in January. He is doing run-walk intervals and continuing to be patient while making sure he gets his exercise in.

  286. My hubby was scheduled to do IronMan Muskoka in September. Unfortunately he was injured 2 months ago. He has decided instead to defer his IronMan to next year and do the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October. This past weekend – after not running, biking or swimming in 2 months – we went out and ran 15K with his running group! No easing in for my guy, he just jumped right back in with long distances! I’m so proud of him!

  287. My husband flies helicopters for the Army National Guard. His dream has been to be a maintenance test pilot since he loves to fly and has a background in maintenance. He was recently selected to go to the course! Even though it means he will be gone most of the summer I’m proud that he is chasing his dreams.

  288. My husband is 100% committed to working hard everyday… as a farmer he raises soybeans, corn, wheat and sunflowers. Right now 20 hour days are not uncommon!

  289. finishing up his teacher certification, he has worked hard over the past year and gave up things he loved because he knew his provisional was expiring…and that we had ponied up $4000 to pay for this program:)

  290. My husband is braver than brave…in his transition from a college professor to a classroom English teacher (because he wants to be a teacher, not a scholar) he took on a long term substitute position as a 6th grade language arts teacher. The flames of hell can’t touch him after 6 weeks with those kiddos! Proud of him…and glad to hear that the kids thought he was “awesome” and “funny”!

  291. My husband shocked me a month ago when he told me that he would like to run a half marathon with me this fall!! We try and run together when we can but with 3 kids it doesn’t happen often and since he has always said that 10km was his farthest he was interested in running I was shocked when he said this. I usually run one half marathon a year with 5km and 10km races throughout the season. I am so excited for him to try this distance so we can plan some long runs together.

  292. My running partner in crime just returned from helping her BFF . She drove 11 hours in a car with her friend’s family and 3 kids, to help them vacation; her BFF’s husband has ALS. I think this is a glorious accomplishment, one that not many people, including myself, would be willing to do.

  293. My amazing husband just ran a half marathon with our soon-to-be brother-in-law who was running his very first half. It was the hilliest race he’d ever run and it was raining the whole way but still ended up finishing with one of his better times. So proud of him!

  294. My awesome husband recently completed his Journeyman apprenticeship in after four long years. He’s starting classes for his next one in the fall because, well, one trade just isn’t enough. Love his dedication 🙂

  295. After having our first baby last year, my hubby decided to start running. Now, he just decided to run his first race. He picked a run Disney event next Feb, so we could have our first weekend alone together since our son was born. I totally love him for that

  296. My hubby just opened up a big facility at his work. It has brought on extra hours but much satisfaction in his work! Congrats to him!

  297. My husband decided to take charge of his health this year, started eating better and running and biking, and lost over 50 lbs!

  298. Man, I wish I could have His ans His socks because both hubby and brother in law were great to spend time with and then run together, if only for a few minutes, at the Heartbreak Hill 1/2. Hubby, who hates hills, took Heartbreak like a champ. Bro in law, who had knee surgery last fall, race his first 1/2 since surgery taking 7th in his age group and averaging 7.17 minute miles.

  299. My 13 year old son (and 5K partner!) is in 7th grade and was in a math class this year that condensed 7th grade math for the first semester and 8th grade math for the second semester in hopes that these students could meet the requirements to take Algebra in 8th grade. They had to pass both the 7th and 8th grade math end of grade tests. I found out yesterday that my son scored 95% on the 7th grade test and 92% on the 8th grade test. Math is not my strong suit, so I think it’s safe to say that Dad can help with homework next year!

  300. My husband is training for his first tri and has lost 30 pounds in the process. He looks great from eating healthier and (finally) changing up his workout routine.

  301. I recently changed to a different position at work with less compensation. My husband encouraged me to take this position because it would be less stressful, better for the family and told me not to worry about the money. I took the position and then he went and asked for a salary increase to off-set my decrease and he got it! Great team work in our marriage and a win for all involved! I am so grateful for him.

  302. My husband received a promotion at work, which was awesome news. It also means that he will be heading back to Afghanistan in a few short weeks for this new promotion. While I hate to have him leave again I am very proud of the work that he is doing for our country.

  303. After being laid off from his job, my husband jumped right in to the stay at home dad role. Watching him with our son and seeing how much little man looks up to him is awesome.

  304. My husband is a pilot, therfore lots of early mornings or late nights. He is in the middle of marathon training and just a few days ago did his long run (17) on the treadmill beginning at 10pm. I dont know how he does it. Im a 5 mile max on the treadmill girl. Love him and am so proud of his dedication to our sport.

  305. My husband managed to get my daughter to learn to swim. She had been very resistant to the idea and afraid of the water (she’s almost 9) and he very patiently worked with her one day until she got it. 🙂

  306. My hubby’s big recent accomplishment is taking responsibility for his health. We did a whole 30 together, he’s been running, sleeping and had a physical. He’s feeling better and his efforts are snowballing.

  307. Hmmm… my husband isn’t one for big, notable gestures, though he does like to solicit accolades when he’s able to find something in our refrigerator. But he is a steady, loyal, sweet, loving partner and excellent father. Even if the other 99% of the time I have to go help him find the stuff in the refrigerator.

  308. This is a tough and emotional question… My first thought is my husband, my life partner, who is an amazing husband, father, son, brother, friend… I’m blessed and thankful for him everyday so there is no one accomplishment I can name. Next I thought of my sons, the eight year old who is a mini version do me, my mirror, and my opportunity to I,part the wisdom of what I’ve learned about myself over almost forty years… He recently completed his first 5k – awesomeness! Or my five year old, who is slowly blossoming into my husband’s mini me… And who recently completed pre school and is blazing a trail to start kindergarten soon – how did that happen so fast?!

    Best for last… My thoughts settled on my mother, who was my partner in crime and is now my spiritual partner, my guide. My mother passed away almost four weeks ago, and whether it be a newly forming blind faith or mere hopeful coincidence, I do feel she is still with me and dropping her ever so subtle hints of such. And her great accomplishment was controlling every last thing that she possibly was able to even in the final hours of her life, despite the pain and discomfort that had built in her body over several years, and embodying the notion of acceptance, courage, wisdom… Serenity. Her life and lesson of serenity were her greatest and most recent accomplishment.

  309. My husband is the best! Great partner, wonderful Dad, and the best Papa ever to our 4 grandchildren! And my running partner, who helps motivate me to keep on running!

  310. My husband got injured this past spring and lost at least 4 weeks of training for the Pittsburgh marathon. He took a break and jumped right back in to his program, expecting to run a 3:30 and with a combination of good luck, amazing weather, and a strong fitness base, he ended up with a 3:25. I was volunteering for the race due to my own injury woes but I was able to wrap my shift and surprise him near the finish line. It was an awesome day and now he’s trying to get a 3:20 and BQ in Columbus!

  311. My husband and I work for the same company. We have about an hour commute (sometimes longer). Last week, the company started a morning Get Fit Challenge offering interested employees 12 weeks of group sessions at the gym with a personal trainer. I’m training for my first full at WDW in January. Well to save on gas and help me train, my awesome husband agreed to join me in waking up at 4:15am twice a week to attend the sessions. He even does it on the optional Fridays (when I don’t go to the office). Sleep is hugely important to him so I really appreciate it!! I’m so glad we are doing this together!!

  312. My running partner lead her family in raising almost $2500 for Relay for Life in ONE day! Go Kim!
    Now we will have more free time to run!

  313. I’m going to brag about my awesome husband. He recently completed his Masters of Engineering with an emphasis in Space Sciene while working full time, having a toddler, dealing with a pregnant wife and still training and racing. Now that our newest addition has recently joined the family, he is taking a break from running until I am cleared at my 6 week check up so that I don’t get jealous of him and so that we may train together when the time is right.

  314. My husband just returned from a grueling mission trip in Jamaica with my daughter. Actually, he was in charge of the entire group trip….. full heat and humidity, no ice, no ac, no hot water, no comforts of home….but they loved it. He could use the socks now as he preps for his full marathon in November. 🙂 LOVE your podcasts btw!

  315. My partner has been losing weight and finally went below the 200 mark last week. He’s not weighed below 200 in the 20 years I’ve known him, which includes 15 years of marriage, so hooray!! He’s a tall guy and weight can hide on him pretty easily, but I can see the difference and he looks great.

  316. My husband’s biggest accomplishment: to get back into running despite injuries, even if it’s a mile at a time, and to do things with the kids that don’t come to him naturally, like mountain biking, diving, or scuba diving. If it wasn’t for our two adventure-crazy teenage boys, he’d never do these activities, and as a result, not get injured as much!!

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