I took five full rest days after the marathon. I also spent the latter half of last week feeling incredibly exhausted — crashing hard at 8:30 and in bed by 9, when I normally go to sleep around 10:30.
I thought I was getting sick, but an overly paranoid trip to the doctor proved I was just fine. Honestly, I think I was extra lethargic (on top of normal marathon recovery) due to the lack of exercise!
Saturday morning was my triumphant return to running. My legs felt brand-new. Did I really just run a marathon??
It was weird to just run without a plan — no particular number of miles or pace to hit. I had been looking forward to relaxing my running after the marathon, but now I think I’ll create some sort of fitness maintenance plan to see me through the fall/winter. I actually like having a schedule to follow so I don’t have to make decisions on the fly! More on this later.
On Saturday evening, Aaron and I attended his cousin Debra’s wedding. It was a formal affair, so we got all fancy-like.
I finally got to wear my Banana Republic LBD! I’m obsessed with this dress because it’s simple and classy, yet stretchy enough so I can comfortably move and dance! I will wear it for years to come (or for as long as I can fit into it… TBD).
This pic is blurry because Aaron hates having his picture taken, but check out that natty slim-cut suit. Yow!
The wedding was at Chihuly Garden and Glass, which is directly under the Space Needle! It was a stunning setting.
The wedding guests had the opportunity to tour the Chihuly museum during the cocktail hour and reception. The blown-glass sculptures are just incredible and definitely worth a visit when you’re in Seattle!
The whole Pass family was looking spiffy for the occasion.
Aaron and his beautiful sisters, Erin and Lauren. They are his steps, but I think they look a lot alike!
Greta and I killed it on the dance floor. And by “killed it,” I mean we actually killed the art of dance. Ruined it forever. Sorry.
Our wedding is going to be so embarrassing for everyone involved. Get excited.
Congrats, Debra and Mark! What a crazy-beautiful wedding.
Just two glasses of wine and plenty of food in my belly meant that I was NOT hungover the next day, so I was up early on Sunday for a run.
Wedding cake carb-loading for the win.
Aaron and I then spent our afternoon finally shooting our engagement photos (after a year of being engaged!) with the very talented Kali Leenstra.
I was extremely nervous because I feel really awkward in front of cameras, but Kali is such a pro that I think it went well. I literally said: “We are relying on your talent to conceal our awkwardness.” No pressure!
I can’t wait to see how the photos turned out in a month or so. For now, we just have this pic that Kali snapped on her phone at the end of our session.
Fall is the best. 🙂