There was a period of time just a few years ago where every summer was crammed with weddings. To be honest, they became less meaningful over time and influenced my own decision to elope.
The last two summers have been different. The number of weddings have decreased as I get closer to 30 and the last few have been some of the most important to me. Last year, both my brother, brother-in-law, and oldest friend got married. This summer, my best friend from high school got married. And this weekend, my cousin/best friend got married on Long Island.
How funny and eighties is this picture?
It was exciting for me because not only am I super close to Melissa, but I really love her fiancé and I love them together (I know I’m not the only one out there who doesn’t feel that way of all their friends!). They met over 10 years ago, so I think all of her friends and family have been looking forward to this day for a while.
It was my first time being a matron of honor and it was truly special. I loved spending the whole time with my cousin and doing anything in my power to make her happy. I was super nervous about the toast, but it went well. Plus I got to spend time with my other cousins. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from the wedding (too busy having fun!), but here is a cousin picture from the rehearsal dinner.
Back to work and back to regular life today, I got back into training mode with a body pump class after work and a workout plan for the week.
Monday – body pump (check!)
Tuesday – lunchtime trail run
Wednesday – speed work run AM, body pump PM
Thursday – recovery run
Friday – bike commute
Saturday – rest
Sunday – ~4-5 miles + Fans on the Field 10K
In between having visitors last weekend and then going out of town less than 48 hours after they left, my half marathon training has suffered in the last week or two. I ran 4 miles over the weekend and have no plans to make up the long run I missed. I ran 10 miles before my in-laws came to town, so I feel confident enough to finish the half marathon.
Normally, I would get upset about messing up my training, but my cousin’s wedding reminded me that running is not even close to the most important thing in my life.