Monday, March 21, 2011

Captain Carl Kicked That 5K's Ass. Also, I Am A Great Wife. Or Not.

A lot of you have been asking about how Captain Carl is doing with his 5k race training. I've been on his ass to update his blog, which I'm not even linking here because he still hasn't done it and I'm sorry but no update, no linky, dude.

But I will give you guys the update. Because I love you. And because I'm a good blogger, Captain Carl.

So a couple weekends ago, he ran his very first 5k. He had hurt his knee the week before playing tennis and I wasn't sure he should be running. But he was determined to do it.

He was also extremely nervous. His biggest fear was that he would come in dead last. And it was, quite honestly, a very real possibility. Because even though he has lost a bunch of weight (30 lbs..holla!) and was running three days a week, he is still a big guy with a long road ahead of him.

Because I am a great wife (see post title above), I told him he totally would not come in last but it wouldn't even matter if he did because the important thing was that he did it at all. This is a man who a year ago could barely walk a mile without getting tired. This was a huge accomplishment!

So race day came and of course, it was freezing cold outside. And windy. And the Captain's whole family came to cheer for him and his brother, who was also running his first 5k. Which actually made him much more nervous. He didn't want to come in last in front of everyone he loves.

And y'all. He did it. He ran that motherfucker. And he. did. not. come. in. last. As a matter of fact, he finished just barely above his best time ever. I was so proud of him. I even cried a little as I took his picture crossing the finish line.

So he finished and his lips are all white because both of us forgot to bring his inhaler (did I mention he has asthma?) and I ask him if he's okay and he's all "I'm just trying not to vomit" and because I am a great wife (see post title above again), I'm all "Okay well if you're gonna puke, warn me so it doesn't get on my shoes" and he's all *wheeze* and I'm all "I'm glad that's over. It was so hard standing out here in the cold for 50 minutes waiting for you to finish!" and he's all *glare* and I'm all "What?" and he's all *glare* and I'm all "Oh. But I mean...of course it wasn't as hard as what you just did." and he's all *gagging noises* and I'm all "Ummm, I brought you a bottled water...see? Could we, ummm, maybe go inside? My nose is running.".



You are my hero, Captain Carl. For reals.


p.s. My latest post is up over at Sprocket Ink. It's a review of a scary movie that was only scary to me. Also, it's two years old.

*sigh*

I suck at self-promotion.

23 comments:

Surfie said...

Woohoo! Way to go, Captain Carl! :)

laughingmom said...

SO nice of Capt Carl to put his life on the line so that you could show what a great wife you are! We are all certainly in awe of you!

Mrs Jones said...

Yay for Cap'n Carl! I'm just about to start the Couch to 5k thing myself so it's good to know it can be done.

Dani said...

Yaaaay!! I did a 10k one time, and at the end you feel like you can trump any complaint any one has with, "Yeah? Well I just ran a __k and I have knee problems and bad ankles and a light head, so take that!"

Or maybe....that's just me :)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

As a matter of fact I WAS wondering how he was doing with everything but this is FANTASTIC. And I am very impressed because seriously, I used to run, hated the shit out of it but it works great for your mood and fitness level and since haven't run in ages and couldn't even WALK a five K now without being winded and needing a vacation. SO WELL DONE CAP'N!

I am so starting running again this spring/summer. Fuck yes.

PS you are such a supportive wife, making sure the Cap'n didn't get a guilt complex on top of his exhaustion about vomiting on your shoes.

Eva Gallant said...

That is so awesome! Congrats to Captain Carl!

Megs said...

Yay! Congratulations to Capt. Carl. Also, showing up to watch someone else run does make you an awesome wife. Watching other people run is not the most exciting thing ever...seriously, does anyone watch the marathon in the Olympics? Because I'm a runner and I think that crap's boring.

Kelly said...

That is one big accomplishment and is a helluva lot more than I've done.

Congrats to Captain Carl!

aerocline said...

BRAVO, BRAVO, CAPTAIN CARL!

My ass is the size of North Dakota, and I can so relate his Quest For A Smaller Self. How lucky he is to have such a Great WifeTM, to encourage and support his efforts!!!

AbsolutelyPrimed said...

Woot! Congrats to the Captain! Totally an inspiration...running my first 10K in September and I'm scared poopless!

Jules said...

Go Captain Carl!!! I'm scared to DEATH to do a 5K!!!! That's awesome!

Ed said...

Hot DAMN, Captain C!!!

Way to go buddy!

aerocline said...

Oh, my. Perhaps Captain Carl will find this as inspirational as I do:

http://www.dlisted.com/node/41267

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

YAY! way to go Captain. On top of everything else you get to have sex with Miss Yvonne, you are so lucky!

Mrs BC said...

Yay for the Captain! & cudos to you for standing around waiting, that shit is hard. Mr BC used to do triathalons & it was such a proof of my love/pain in the arse being a triathalon widow.
So you GO Girl!!
x

Sarah P said...

NICE, Captain Carl! You deserve many BJs for that biz. Well done.

Houston said...

ROCK IT CAPTAIN!

YOU ARE THE MAN!!!

I, Rodius said...

Bravo, Captain Carl! There's nothing like finishing!

VM Sehy Photography said...

Good for him! I know what you mean by waiting in the cold. My son and husband run the 5K for the Sweet Pea Festival. The waiting is the next hardest part - there's a reason I don't run - but I find a way to entertain myself.

diane said...

You are both an inspiration!! I can't believe he ran a 5K with asthma.

Stephanie said...

YAY TO GO Captain Carl!!! That is so awesome! I know there is no way I could ever even begin to think about running a marathon! We're so proud of you!!

justmakingourway said...

WOO-to-the-HOO!!! Way to GO Cap'n!!

I'm running my first 5k in a little over a month. I know I will be nervous as well, but my sister is doing it with me so that will calm me down a bit. (She's a regular runner, not a newbie like me.)

So mark one more person that Captain Carl has inspired to keep going! Thank you!

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

That's some serious shit! I hope you gave him some good post-5K sex after that. Or at least a hand job.

Thirty pounds is nothing to scoff at, either. Keep up the good work, Cap. Now take a shower and start a friggin update already.