Once again I am writing my weekend recap a day late because once again Monday was the devil this week and I was too overwhelmed and needed to gather my thoughts. This weekend was not a great running weekend, but it was so amazing in a million other ways.
On Friday my cousin Ali, my Aunt Kathy and Aunt Debbie all drove down from Pittsburgh. We had some drinks, walked around downtown and then had some dinner later that night.
Late Saturday night, two more of my Pittsburgh friends, Nicole and Clontz, made it to my house around midnight and I woke up to greet them and then went right back to sleep because I was exhausted.
Saturday was my bridal shower – my first wedding event! I was soooo excited. I woke up early and took Dixie for 3 mile run (8:40 pace). Then we shared water because it was hot and her needs come first.
After my run we ate pancakes and got all caught up on each other lives before heading over to Kernersville where the shower was being held. I was so nervous/excited so naturally I had to stop by my favorite wine shop for pre-bridal shower wine slushies with my cousins and sister-in-law.
I had the BEST. DAY. EVER. Seriously, I just kept thinking about how blessed I am to be surrounded my so many amazing women.
I felt so loved on Saturday and I surprisingly only cried ONCE when I saw one of my best friends from high school who is now 4 months pregnant. I hadn’t seen her since before she got pregnant so I just lost it when I saw her precious little belly.
I got a lot of great gifts, but honestly what meant the most to me was just having everyone there together to celebrate. My aunts and cousins put so much thought into this shower and every little detail was just perfect.
They had everyone write a word of advice on a shell and then made this little plate that looks so adorable in my house.
They also played a game where I had to try to guess Thomas’s answers to a lot of questions about me/our relationship and we surprisingly did very well! Except apparently he thinks I like Kim Kardashian way more than I really do.
After the bridal shower, my next door neighbor threw a cocktail party for me and made me some delicious (dangerous) Grey Goose martinis. There was a lot of drinking going on this day, which might explain why I haven’t run since.
The party didn’t stop there… we went out to our favorite bar later that night to finish up the celebrations.
Now that I’ve filled you in all the fun things that happened this weekend, lets talk a little bit about how much I ran last week.
Tuesday: 4 mi @ 8:25/mi
Wednesday: 5 mi @ 8:30/mi
Thursday: 3 mi @ 8:25/mi
Saturday: 3 mi @ 8:40
Total: 15 miles
Definitely not enough, but I’m really looking forward to my first week of official training that starts on July 13. I’m going to have to force myself to do a lot of running on weekends like this one that is filled with wedding festivities because there will be a lot of them over th next few months.
Anyone have weddings/bridal showers to attend this summer?
Married ladies – what is your favorite memory from your bridal shower?