1) Start of run = honeymoon phase. Excitement, naivety, giddy with possibilities.
2) Mid-run = kids + life-building phase. Plan for perfect run/life inevitably goes south. We bicker over who has the better back-up plan. Stressful, so we don't even realize how well we're doing.
3) Late-run = empty nester + retirement phase. We're both too tired to talk or fight. We alternate hitting lows & taking care of each other. We start taking immense pleasure in the small things (shade, cold water...CARBS).
Enjoy the one picture we got post pain cave + all the Sunday sweet pics.