Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another reason to take walk breaks

To set the scene:
Mile 20 (32km) of the marathon. It's tough. It's awful. If I wasn't trying to conserve energy I'd burst into tears. It's notoriously the WORST part of the marathon - which is why the bf planned to meet and cheer me on there.
He starts running beside me (as he had earlier in the race) and I'm completely depleted. 

Can't look at him. Can hardly speak. Can only give him the "thumbs down" signal. 

Cue script:

Bf: maybe you should take a walk break

Me: no way. this is a downhill. can't walk now.

Bf: no really, I think you should walk.

Me: [thinking he's saying this because another really awful hill is coming up] no way! why?

Bf: because if you don't stop then I can't put this ring on your finger.

And that's how I got engaged at Mile 20 of my first marathon :) 


  1. Congratulations! That is an awesome engagement story!

  2. Um...... i have no words for this! This is the cutest thing ever. Congrats x 100 on both wonderful things! :)

  3. Wow! That is great, how sweet. congrats!!

  4. That's a cute story.

  5. Great story! So cute! Congrats on finishing the marathon AND getting some extra bling from the hubby-to-be. :) Great job.

  6. Anonymous7:43 pm

    !!!!!! That is Awesome. Capital A. No wonder you got teary-eyed during the race! Did you say the word "yes" yet or are you saving that for mile 20 of his marathon?

    p.s. Your FIRST marathon? Also awesome.

  7. Fabulous! Congratulations on the marathon and your engagement! Sounds like a great guy!

    PS: found you from Chic Runner

  8. Anonymous9:37 pm

    now there's a real good reason to cry. :)
    congratulations. what a great story. thank you for sharing.

  9. Wow! Thanks guys :) It was quite an emotional moment, not to mention that I was COMPLETELY spent already.
    And yes RunShorts I did say yes - but I'm a little concerned that now I have to give HIM something at his 20 mile in NYC ;)

  10. wow, thats such a great story.
    i'm only 15 so i won't be running a marathon for a few more years but when i do i could only hope if i have a boyfriend at the time that he would do somthing special like that for me <3 :-)

  11. That's so sweet!! What a great way to propose. :-)