May 18, 2014

Almost a Treadmill Marathon in Jamaica

Hellooooo, blogging world! I'm now a married woman!!

I feel like I've fallen off the face of the earth in wedding bliss! :) A full recap with pictures is forthcoming, as soon as I get some quality time to sit down and blog... but as for now, I just wanted to pop in while I have some downtime in Dallas and post about how running went while on our honeymoon in Jamaica!

A small recap: the day of the rehearsal dinner, I ran a tiny mile.

I will post more about the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and wedding weekend later :)

Once we got to Jamaica, it only took me a day to realize that I needed to exercise every day so I wouldn't gain 50 lbs while we were there. Fortunately, there was a fitness center.. so I ran on the treadmill every day.

The first day - 3 miles was so hard!!
JW (my husband!!) being silly behind me, just 2 tiny miles. Happy about negative splits!
SUPER happy about 4 miles. This run felt GREAT.
Pumped about 5 miles! Don't mind my husband. :D :D :D
5 miles again! This was difficult, but faster than the 5 miles the day before.
4 miles - almost done!
I finished it off with 2.25 miles - sad to leave Jamaica!
Apparently I can't count in Jamaica, because I thought I ran 26.2 miles total, but according to my recaps I only ran 25.25 miles. Fail!! I guess if you count my 1 mile the day of the rehearsal dinner, then it totaled 26.25 for the month of May... oh well! I still think 25.25 miles while on a honeymoon is really impressive.

After I got back, I jogged with my dog in Dallas:

Short but fun! 68 degrees and not too bad!
And then forgot my hair ties when I went to Austin to see my sister in law graduate:

I was SUPER annoyed.
And then I didn't get a chance to run until today, back in Dallas, outside again with my dog!

Slow, but I figured it's okay since I haven't run outside in 80 degrees much.
Phew! Lots and lots of running- treadmill running yes, but something is better than nothing, right?

Tomorrow the Peters family and I leave for Hawaii and I won't be back until Memorial Day! I'm not sure if I'll be able to post until then, but at least I got to update this little bit! :)

May 2, 2014

Wedding Week

The whole week I've been getting little things done, double checking with vendors, sending e-mails, calling people, getting coffee with people, etc. It's been nonstop!

JW arrived Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday morning, we got our marriage license!

Please forgive our sleepy faces!
After the funeral on Wednesday, there was a moment when I was at home, and it was still light out, and I didn't really have anything to do- so I decided to run a few miles with my dog. It was great!

What a sweet guy!
He was actually pulling me for once!

I stopped almost halfway through because I crossed paths with my high school friend's mom who lived in the neighborhood, and we caught up for maybe a minute before I was on my way again.

It was such beautiful weather - and it's been so breezy it's almost been cold - that to run was just the perfect thing to do for what kind of day Wednesday was. Talk about emotions on opposite ends of the spectrum!

On Thursday, I had my spa day!

It was GLORIOUS. It was a gift from my future mother in law and included a massage, a makeup refresher, and a mani/pedi. So perfect!

Today I've been running around getting things ready, and tonight is the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner! Not really sure if I'll get a chance to update before the wedding - but we're down to less than 24 hours to go!! Ahh!!