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The summer before Tyler and I were married, we were playing outside with Emily one night. My parents walked over and Tyler started talking to them.
Emily and I continued to run around and play.
Then I heard extreme laughter and this is what I saw:
- My mom was laughing so hard, she was grasping onto Tyler with all of her might in case she fell over.
- My dad was laughing so hard no sound was coming out of him and all I saw was his shoulders heaving up and down and tears were coming from his eyes.
- Tyler looked like he wanted to laugh and was trying really hard to hold it in, but then all of a sudden when I said, “What’s so funny?” He lost it completely.
What was so funny?
Tyler kept shaking his head and said, “Nothing is funny,” and then they all would erupt in laughter again, when finally this is what my mom managed to choke out between fits of snorts…
What do they mean, I can’t run? I have been running my entire life?!
It took my folks about 10 minutes to get out “the story,” they were laughing so hard. Tyler reeled it in, seeing my embarrassment and knowing that I wasn’t his wife “yet.”
He looked like he wasn’t going to risk anything.
Apparently, I was a good runner up until I started dance class. Then after years of dance, my run changed. I lost any athletic-ness and somehow combined my dance run with my outside run.
BUT NOBODY TOLD ME THIS!!!!
It is no wonder I didn’t date much – one look at my run and they fled!
I have asked to be videotaped so I can see it.
I have begged for advice and tips.
But nobody will help me.
Now that I have Sarah, I am always running after her. If my parents are around, you will hear snickering and then mom will say, “Run Laura Run” followed by more laughter.
I still ask Tyler for help and he still says that it is more fun this way.
One time, at night, my shadow was casting perfectly on our garage door… so I ran back and forth to see what I looked like…
…but that didn’t help my cause.
They came. They saw. They laughed.
Today is Emily’s Fun Run at school for kids and families.
And I am going to go and run with my girl.
I mean, c’mon. How bad can I look, really?
Or will we need to change schools?