On December 14, we ran Madison's Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis with the latest couch to 5k group. We started with nine couples nine weeks earlier, but after difficult family schedules, illnesses and a frigid fall, we lost unfortunately lost five couples along the way. It was awesome seeing couples bond over nine weeks of training runs, holding hands, talking about their days, and motivating each other. That's exactly why we developed the program for couples. An active "running date night" was what I envisioned. After nine weeks, they toed the really cold startline together. They slipped around together on the snowy 5K course. And they all finished the 3.1 mile journey. My hubby and I couldn't be prouder coaches of these amazing couples.
Congratulations - Ginger, Ryan, Brian, Melissa, Trent, Carolyn, Susan and Jim!!!
May you have many more active, date nights together!