I woke up today and realized I’m getting married in 5 MONTHS. My first thought was, I’M SO EXCITED and my second thought was I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO.
I’ve been pretty successful at sticking to my checklist and meeting my deadlines, but when you are engaged you will think about your wedding EVERY SINGLE DAY until you actually get married. Of course I want my wedding to be beautiful and memorable, but I’m really just so excited to be marrying my best friend. I haven’t talked much about him, so let me give you a little background. Here are a few photos from our engagement shoot that we did in November. If you want to see a million more pictures —> instagram
We met in 2011 through mutual friends after I graduated college. Thomas was still in college when we met, so we did the long distance thing for over 2 years before moving in together last May. We have been together for about 3 ½ years and he proposed in September.
The proposal story is kind of funny. Thomas asked me to go to dinner on a Friday night, nothing out of the ordinary, so I asked my friend Dara and her boyfriend to come with us (oops). In hindsight this is very fitting since Dara was the reason we met in the first place (the mutual friend), but Thomas hadn’t told anyone except our parents about his plans. After dinner we were standing around in the parking lot talking and all of a sudden Thomas was on one knee. I was so surprised and overjoyed that I first thought it wasn’t real and then after I realized it was real I still forgot to say yes. I think he was on his knee for a good 30 seconds before I realized what was happening and finally said yes while Dara captured the whole thing on camera.
We are getting married on September 6th in Winston-Salem, NC.
Thomas is really into fitness but he does not really love running. He runs occasionally but mostly sticks to lifting weights and boxing. We love going to the gym and being active together and we also love being lazy together – he loves his xbox as much as I love my DVR/Hulu/Netflix.
I am so thankful to have him as my biggest supporter, best friend, photographer, side kick, and partner in life. Also, Dixie is a total daddy’s girl and is beyond obsessed with him.
Some people tell me I’m crazy for trying to run a marathon two months after I get married, and maybe they’re right, but I have total confidence that I can make it all happen!
Now, let’s talk about what I’m really stressing about:
- Tan lines. I’m so worried about this. I tan easily, and I plan on doing a LOT of miles in the sun over the next 5 months. I refuse to spend my summer on the treadmill, but am so worried about having tan lines on my wedding day.
- Injuries. If I get injured and can’t run, I really might go insane. Running is my stress reliever AND I can still eat whatever I want without having to worry about that dress being too tight. I can’t diet. It is not physically possible for me to live without cheese and chocolate and butter and ranch and beer. If I feel deprived I turn into a monster. Time to get serious about injury prevention!
- Doing too much. I have a tendency to take on too much at one time and then I end up doing 10 things halfway instead of just doing 3 or 4 things really well. If there is a weekend where I need to skip a long run to devote myself to wedding planning, I want to make sure I can prioritize.
It is about to be a very busy, fun 5 months!!
Any similar stories about training during a busy time in your life?
Does your significant other run with you?