It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

July 19, 2013

Gee.....I'm So Lucky I Live with a Legend

In the Weatherly household there are a lot of one-sided conversations between Jim and I that go a little something like this (comments from Jim): 

  • Wow babe, look at my Garmin splits for that track workout - can you run that fast?  I'm not sure anyone can.

  • Oops, looks like I won my AG in that race again.  I just don't know how I keep doing it over and over again.

  • Man, I think the Olympics  might be calling me for tryouts any day now.

  • I'm kind of a Big Deal (wait that was Ron Burgundy, but it's still something Jim would say).

The majority of these comments get the same response from me, eye roll or a casual "uh-huh, sure babe".  I mean I have to do something to keep this man of mine humble.

But yesterday, super Jim took this picture of himself running and posted it to his blog and of course a new conversation ensued between us.

Jim:  Hey Babe can you come downstairs so I can show you something spectacular?

Me:  No, I'm working and I'm pretty busy.

Jim:  I know you are working, but stop everything and come look at this picture I took today!!  It's incredible!!  You just won't believe it!

Me:  Seriously?  You called me downstairs for this?  Did you seriously spend time taking pictures of yourself at the track?  Don't you have better stuff to do?

Jim:  Seriously, Babe, I don't think you understand what you are seeing.  It's the most awesome thing I've ever seen or done.  Look at my massive muscles glistening in the sun.  Look at how impressive my form is.  Look at that studly man in the picture.  Do you know how lucky you are to be married to a man of my caliber?

Me:  Yea, it's great.  Thanks for sharing.  I gotta get back to work now.

Jim:  Wait, I can see you are not fully comprehending the situation here.  This is the best picture ever.  I'm pretty sure ESPN or Sports Illustrated are going to see it and call me any day now for a photo shoot or something.  And just think, people on my blog only get to see this one picture, but you baby, you get to see this every day!  You are so lucky.

Me:  Eye roll and return upstairs to my office.

Yes, ladies.  I am a lucky woman so, so lucky.

LOL, I have to admit it is a pretty cool picture, but I can't tell Jim that or it might go to his head.  So don't tell him I said so....OK.


  1. I saw the picture and said, "Wait, I've already read this." Then I realized it was the response!

    Love your side of it and yes, it is a pretty cool picture.

  2. yes, it is cool. If my hubby ran, he would be the same way. He is a natural athlete and I have to work so hard to be mediocre.

  3. I almost spit out my coke. This is hilarious!

  4. I'm not sure which is funnier: your pre-race dance moves (love'em!) or this script between you and your husband :)


  5. Ha ha. I love that I read both of your blogs. I should have guessed this was coming. Keep those eye rolls up or his big head will make him topple over whenever he tries to run.

    (But I agree - it's a seriously good photo)

  6. But it is a great picture! I'm impressed!

  7. You guys are so funny! I really need to get back to blog reading and see what you've been up to!

  8. Hilarious! I'm no physical specimen like Jim, but my wife tells me all other degrees besides my EE degree must have been awarded to me when I graduated from college since I know everything :-).

  9. You guys make me laugh. When I saw Jim's blog post, I skipped right ahead in my reader to your blog, I knew your response would be hilarious.

  10. Hehehe. It is a good picture, but good work keeping his ego in check.

  11. If my husband would be running, it would go exactly the same in our house too.

    Yes it's a cool picture but don't tell him I said that either :)

  12. You two are hilarious! It is a pretty sweet picture!

  13. HAHAHAHA.....OMG - your conversation was soooo funny! My husband does the same thing to me, however he is always on the bike when he does it. (or....when he is getting out of the shower and yells at me to come look at his quads!)

    I needed this laugh on a Monday! Thanks