TGIF...big time!!!! This week has almost felt like a slow spiral out of control since it started. Monday started so nicely with a plan in place and goals for the week, and slowly but surely my beautifully crafted plan was butchered- what else is new?!!?!
So on the running front: I have run every day this week, and I have been pretty speedy, maybe its the cold, or the unnecessary stress that is creeping in, but I could not seem to run fast enough this week. Now I will say there was not very much far running due to other factors, but running is running.
Monday- 5 mile bridge run + core
Tuesday- 4 miles "easy" 36:13 (9:03 pace) + 40 mins XT and core
Wednesday- Indoor track workout thanks to rain 5 Miles total, 4x400, 2x1600 @hmp: 5 Miles- 43:35 (8:43 pace)
Thursday- 25 mins XT + weights + 4 Miles- 34:10 (8:33 pace)
So yeah a speedy week for me. Other than the 400s I was really not trying to go fast I just kept wanting to go faster, and it felt good. Hopefully my whole run faster = race faster thing works :)
So I have been engaged for 2 weeks, and in 2 weeks we have manged to:
-set a date
-buy a dress
-pick my 4 bridesmaids
-pick the 4 groomsmen (not that they know who they are yet:)
-look at venues
-decide on a venue, although nothing is booked yet
-create, destroy, and rebuild a guest list
-lose interest in the whole wedding thing all together
I know that seems like a lot to do in such a short time when we should be enjoying our newly engaged status, but the truth is, we all had last week off so it made sense to start doing things. Also, after 6 years of dating, goodness knows we don't want or need a long engagement, not to mention I have helped plan so many weddings that the routine is very easy for me, no need to have to figure it all out, so this whole process is going to move fast.
Having worked in event planning and coordinated other weddings before, I have been so very objective about everything we are doing, I don't think about anything from an emotional standpoint except for maybe the whole vows thing;) And to be honest that is driving everyone else nuts because I am pointing out all the flaws with their dream wedding plans, and why the idea is so inefficient. I just feel like if you are going to waste money on something like a wedding, at least do it right.
How cynical I know, you would think I don't want to get married, and it's the total opposite, I am SO excited for John and I to be married, but the whole wedding thing just isn't fun anymore, and I was always the person who wanted the huge, rediculous, over the top wedding! I would rather have a quality party for our nearest and dearest than a half-ass get together for those I don't know.
So I pose a very important question: whether you have been the bride, bridesmaid, or just a guest, do you think a wedding is really worth the hype? Is it best to go big or go home? Do you invite the whole world and scale back the party? I would rather have a very memorable and unique experience for our closest friends and family that some rediculous blowout with crappy food.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!