Anyone that knows me knows I'm a diehard Denver Broncos fan. I have a Broncos tattoo on my arm, I cry when they lose in the Super Bowl, and I have Broncos gear all over our new house. Why is it that my silicone wedding ring is blue, white and green? Aren't those Seahawks colors? Yes they are. The Seahawks aren't they the team that destroyed the Broncos in the Super Bowl a few years ago? Yes, so why would I get those colors on a ring that I will be wearing when I'm running a 50k or cycling for hours on end. It's simple, Kate loves the Seahawks. The real reason I got the ring is because when things get tough on the trails or the bike I can look at the ring and smile because I know Kate is waiting for me and I must finish because I never want to let her down . She is my strength, when my legs hurt and I'm puking around mile 25 of a 50k I can look at the ring and know that I will be okay. Kate saved my life and made me a better person, leg pain is nothing in the grand scheme of life, leg pain won't kill me. That pain will go away when I finish and see Kate and that smile!!
My answer to people about why I got the ring is because I want to PR in races. The quicker I finish the race I can get the stupid Seahawks ring off and get my real ring on. I will look at the ring during a race and get pissed because I "hate" the Seahwaks, that will make me push harder. Obviously that is my smart ass answer and the paragraph above is the real reason I got the Seahawks color ring. I'm not saying that it will make me angry sometimes but that isn't the real reason I got it. Love does amazing things and will make me a better person, runner and cyclist.