dancing the night away.

What pulled me through yesterday’s 12 mile run:

  • Your comments!  Talk about some serious motivation.
  • Mind tricks.  I pretended that I had a rope tied around my waist and that my dad was pulling me.  This didn’t work so well when he disappeared from view, but the visual cue was still there.  It worked!
  • Bottling some energy for the last 2-mile stretch.  Another mind trick.  I didn’t “open” that bottle of energy until I needed it the most.
  • Praying!  Random people popped into my head during the run.  Twelve miles offers a lot of time to think and pray. 😀
Everything ached by the end of the run, but I was incredibly ecstatic all at the same time.  I’ve never run this far before and I never thought I could do this.  THANK YOU for all of the motivation and inspiration! 😀
And then I partied the night away at my cousin’s wedding. 😀
AJ and Stacey’s Wedding: A Photo Montage

(p.s. The secret to wearing heels when you’ve never been a “heel wearer” is to invest in a pair of comfortable wedges.  The front of these shoes was a good 1 inch or so off the ground, so even though it was giving me height, there were no weird angles!)

There’s never a normal picture with my brother and I.  Somehow we always feel the need to make funny faces. 😉

Reusable place setting tags…LOVE it!


I. Heart. Wedding. Cake.  :mrgreen:

Congratulations, Stacey and AJ!!  The wedding was absolutely beautiful and everyone had such a blast!

QUESTION: What is your favorite thing about weddings (besides the food! 😉 )


13 thoughts on “dancing the night away.

  1. Congratulations on the 12 mile run! That’s like 20 km, right? The most I’ve ever run is 14 km, so I’m impressed!

    I don’t actually enjoy weddings. I don’t like big parties, dressing up, lots of people, or socializing with people I hardly know or don’t know. I am an introvert and I like people one on one, or in small groups. However, I do believe strongly in marriage, and the importance of commitment in making sure a loving relationship lasts. So what I like about weddings is that two people who love each other have decided to commit for life, and are making vows before God to stand by each other through thick and thin.

  2. Congrat’s on your long run!! I like the visualization technique you used of being tied by a rope to your dad! That was great!

    What a beautiful wedding! I have never been to a wedding 😦 But I’m assuming my favorite part would be admiring all the beautiful dresses!

  3. I am not a big crowd person either, but I do love to watch people at weddings. It’s so interesting the way people act when they are center of attention or all dressed up. I also like to see all of the memories that are around, photos etc.

  4. I love the wedding favors! What cute ideas. I love the dances… watching the father and daughter..husband and wife’s first dance and thinking about what they might be saying to each other.

  5. Congrats on your 12 mile run!! That’s so awesome!! 🙂

    Looks like the wedding was super fun!! My favorite part of a wedding is the dancing. I love when they play oldies that get everyone on the dance floor! 🙂

  6. I pretty much always cry during the father-daughter dance…. I can’t wait for mine some day. I also always look forward to hearing the first dance song 🙂

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