I did something crazy out of the ordinary this weekend you guys … I moved my schedule around! Also, I took more than one picture! (I took three, which will all be posted here.) I know, I know, it was quite the crazy weekend.
When my sister called me Friday and suggested I do my long run Saturday morning instead of Sunday (she is training for the same half marathon on the same plan), I originally thought that wouldn’t be a possibility. But then I thought .. why not? Maybe I’ll rebel against the plan a little.
So I did my long run Saturday morning on my own because the group I usually run with sticks to Sundays. During those 18 kilometres I had lots of time to think about all sorts of things, and to zone out a little. It was great.
Afterwards I laid out my yoga mat and did a stretching video and foam rolling. I didn’t want to be sore because I was going to a wedding show that night with my mom and sister and I knew there’d be lots of standing.
I had a protein shake and a glass of Nuun. I’ve been struggling after some of my longs runs with feeling sick (and lethargic) so I’m trying to find the right combo to refuel with. I think most of it will just come with experience as I get stronger and used to running longer distances.
Part of it is also that I need to eat more after running. I absolutely hate eating afterwards – I just feel gross and I’m usually too lazy to feed myself. But on Saturday I forced down this entire plate of food. Carrot sticks, roasted brussels sprouts with greens and grilled cheese with tomato.
Then I drove to Fredericton to meet up with my mom and sister. My sister was just passing through on her way to another medical school rotation. She is almost done and will actually be moving in with us in March for a month for another placement.
We all have varying degrees of curly hair, as you can see.
Trivia time! The blue and brown candle behind us was part of my sister’s centrepieces at her wedding five years ago.
I bought my outfit (the shirt and skirt) for 20 bucks at the grocery store at 7 a.m. that day. I didn’t even try it on beforehand. It worked out OK.
The wedding show was a lot of fun. I’m still not used to being called a bride, but I like it! I’m really trying to soak up all these fun things that you get to do when you’re engaged. I know I’ll miss it once the wedding is over.
Most of the vendors were fun to talk to, but I already have pretty much all of mine booked. I got some good advice on the guy’s clothing and it was great to be able to discuss things with both my mom and sister in person.
There is one thing that really intrigued me: videography. I realized I desperately want a videographer at our wedding – I just need to decide if I want to break the budget to get it.
Any advice from you married peeps?