|Sera: IllumiNITE Tahoe jacket/|
Mike: IllumiNITE Mercury pant
While you read this, we are in Athens, Greece, gearing up for the SOLD OUT official Athens Authentic Marathon THIS SUNDAY! 60,000 runners will be running the various races this weekend, 20,000 of which are running the marathon! That's a lot of runners!
Running Friends Are the Best Friends!I cannot believe this weekend is finally here! My dear friend, Richard, and I have been planning this trip for over a year! Rich has been my running and destination-race partner since my very first relay back in 2015, and I'm so honored he asked me if I'd like to run the original marathon route!
|Group training run back in August|
Sera: IllumiNITE Eclipse headband/
And I'm even more excited that my boyfriend, Mike, who has never run more than a 5k race or hiked more than 18 miles at once, agreed to let me train him for his first ever marathon! What better marathon to train for than the original marathon route from Marathon to Athens in Greece!
This is...Dating In Your Forties!
|Sera: IllumiNITE Inspire Pullover/|
Mike: IllumiNITE Hartford jacket/
I did make one rule while training him. I said: "As your girlfriend, I don't expect you to do whatever I want whenever I want. But as your coach, you better do as I say...or else!"
Mike, being the ever-so-intelligent man that he is, often asks: "Who is speaking right now: my coach or my girlfriend ?" hahahahaha
Friends! Trust me when I say, if you'd like to put the strength of your relationship to the test, train for a distance race together!
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|Sera: IllumiNITE |
Savannah short sleeve tee
|Mike: IlumiNITE |
Sentinel short sleeve tee
Stay tuned for a recap of Athens Authentic Marathon and other Greece adventures when we return! In the meantime, if you're looking for new running gear, be sure to use my discount code Sera15 at IllumiNITE for 15% off your entire order!
Where are you running this weekend? Comment below!