Sometimes supporting your spouse in their dream is demanding, sacrificing and just plain hard work! Other times its a nice, enjoyable weekend get away! And that is what it was this past weekend. Although many people would not consider cycling and running a few hours each day nice or enjoyable. 😉
After our bike ride
After our run
Ryan will be participating in a race in September where he wants to do well. I mean that is always the case, but this race is regionals so he really wants to do well. So a few weeks ago he asked if I would mind taking a weekend trip to Branson where the race will take place so that he could ride and run on the course. I immediately said yes. It sounded fun!
We worked it out where I could ride and run some with him as well. On Saturday I followed him for a bit with my hazard lights on while he rode on a smaller road.
Then, I rode with him some. Next, I did some power intervals while he finished up his ride. After his ride he had a short run so I took some pictures of him
….and a bat that we found.
After our beautiful scenery of a ride we took a nap, shopped at the outlets, walked around Silver Dollar City and then had some great pizza for dinner! What a fun day!
Saturday we needed to get some running in. Ryan drove me on the course so I would know where to run. We both ran at our own paces and did our workouts. We would cross paths occasionally.
After our morning run we showered and headed to Silver Dollar City again to catch some rides when the park first opened. That is after we checked to make sure I was tall enough to ride rides!
We headed home about noon. Again, another fun day! 🙂
On Saturday as Ryan ran up to me as he finished his 3 hour ride and 20 minute run he told me know appreciative he was of my support. As he caught his breath he made a joke about him asking me to go on a get away weekend trip so that he can get his workouts in. He said he didn’t know how many wives would be happy and willing to do that. To me it did sound fun so I didn’t think much of it, but I also knew this would help him achieve his goal of doing well at the race so it was a no brainer. However, I thought it was sweet of Ryan to thank me for the willingness and support.
When it comes to supporting your spouse in their dreams and goals it may be the typical things that you think of when you think of supporting them like: rearranging schedules, planning time to get things done, and prioritizing things. But don’t forget it may be other things that look a bit different! Remember to ask yourself, “Will this help my spouse reach their goal that they are trying to/wanting to work towards?”
What are some ways you support your spouse that may not be typical ways of support?