Never stop dating

When you are married with children, you get busy and forget to spend time just being a wife. With 5 little kids we are always on the go between school, soccer, cheer, gymnastics, etc. Our evenings are filled with homework, showers and getting the kids ready for the next day and weekends are filled with household chores, school projects and youth sports.

While we enjoy spending time together with the kids and love watching them grow, we often forget to just be married. We forget to just enjoy each other.

This past weekend we were lucky enough to enjoy a quick getaway, just the 2 of us. Our weekend was planned around running the Long Beach Half Marathon so it was a quick trip to Southern California.

Of course we can’t go to Southern California without a quick stop at Disneyland πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

I love that after 11 years of marriage we can still be goofy together.

We spent the weekend riding rides we don’t often get to enjoy together, eating at restaurants we would never take the kids to, and just enjoying our weekend together.

On Saturday we picked up our race packets and got to actually walk through and enjoy the expo

Then on Sunday we got up and ready for our race. It was my first race in 4 months so I went into it without plans. I ran the first 9 miles by myself. Enjoying my music and the scenery

Then I found Drew waiting for me between mile 9-10. I was hoping he was finished (he has been chasing a Pr) but glad to see him because I was pushing through a wall. He kept me motivated and on track to finish.

We ran the last 3 miles together. About mile 11.5 we realized I was super close to hitting my current PR, so we hit mile 12 and pushed hard and at this point I was rethinking that can of Coke I downed at mile 11 🀒.. Drew kept talking to me and encouraging me to finish strong so I kept pushing.

So relived to cross that finishline although I missed my PR by seconds, I feel good about my strong finish. Always thankful to have an amazing man by my side.

Once through the finishline we picked up our medal and of course it was in to photo ops.

Proud to say after 11 years of marriage we are ALWAYS this mushy 😘.

Not your typical “couples getaway”, but perfect for us. Can’t wait for the next one.

Author: Running with Kids

I am a LEO wife, mother, daughter, sister and runner. I have 3 adult children, 6 adopted children. Life is always busy, a bit chaotic, yet full of fun.

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