Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding of the century!

My good friend from high school, Emily, got married this weekend. You might think that since I'm 8 years out of high school, I would have drifted away from my friends from that time period, but somehow we're still crazy close. I was so excited to see Emily get married and see all of those folks.

So I celebrated by going out... the night before? I was supposed to run Saturday morning, and instead slept in a little and then headed up to the wedding. Oops, but I'm ok with it because otherwise I stuck to my plan pretty well.

Unfortunately, I got exactly one picture during the actual wedding, and one during the reception. I am silly. The wedding was gorgeous, held at the Naval Academy, and the reception was non-traditional and wonderful. Then shenanigans and way too much fun ensued with going out on the town in Annapolis. It was a great time and I am so thankful I got to see so many of my favorite people. Emily made a beautiful bride and it made me so happy to see her so in love with her Naval officer husband (husband!).

The chapel where the wedding took place.

Yeah, this guy is my boyfriend! I'm a lucky girl. 

One of the other wedding guests is also training for the MCM and she and I talked about running and confidence and training for a little while. She's running her first marathon, like me, and I think we're both on the same page as far as nerves... I am confident that my training is preparing me to finish this race, but I am still really worried. I know on race day there will be a lot of added factors helping me move forward (spectators, adrenaline). It's always amazing how different it feels to run a race versus training run. Makes me wish I had included races in my training program.. oh well, hindsight :)

As far as the eat better and sleep better goals? They were temporarily suspended Friday night through today. I had tons of fun and wouldn't trade all those good times for a longer night's sleep.

This week is a tiny bit less hectic because I don't have 2 doctor's appointments to run to right after work, but I do have other things going on all over the place, so how about a plan?

Monday: leave work a little early to teach class, run ~4 miles when I get home. Maybe through some sprints in there.
Tuesday: bike ride and errands
Wednesday: long run- 18+ miles. hopefully not on treadmill. we'll see.
Thursday: bike or swim for recovery
Friday: shorter run
Saturday: run (maybe) or rest- then travel to NJ for a little overnight trip
Sunday: run or rest depending on how NJ trip goes.

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