I hope you’re doing well! After just getting married and having a wonderful honeymoon (and racing experience) in Savannah, I’m still getting back in the swing of things! Wedding planning was so time-consuming and it’s just wonderful to be on the other side now! I look forward to sharing some details with you all!
For the first time in ages, I’m linking up with HoHo and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap! I’m also linking up with Marcia, Patty, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run, Debbie, Lora, and Rachel for the Running Coaches Corner and Annmarie and Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday!Highlights from my wedding and honeymoon! Click To Tweet
On Sunday, October 28, Bret and I got married and it was a wonderful day! We had a brunch reception featuring a 4-piece jazz band with about 70 guests. The weather that weekend was pretty chilly and there was a freaking Nor’easter the day before, so I was worried that we’d have to move our outdoor ceremony indoors. Fortunately, while it was a little soggy outside, even starting to sprinkle during our First Look photos, we were able to get married as planned and it was so beautiful!
We requested no photos during the ceremony, so I don’t have any pictures yet, but it was wonderful. It was definitely emotional thinking about my mother and Bret’s father who have both passed away, but overall it was a joyful ceremony that our guests seemed to enjoy. We also had a tree planting ceremony using soil from both of our hometowns and symbolizing our new life together. After the ceremony, we took a ton of family pictures before finally getting to go to cocktail hour. Thankfully, the caterers took care of us and made sure that we were well fed!
One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the introduction. I had this in my head for a long time and we actually made it happen – Bret and I came out to the Rocky theme “Gonna Fly Now” and ran through a finish line as we were introduced as husband and wife! It was so much fun! We also had a running component with the decorations – the table numbers were designed as race bibs! Everything came together so beautifully!
We had a great time and the time definitely went by way too quickly. It was a great day and it was wonderful to be surrounded by dear family and friends. I didn’t give people as much attention as I’d hoped, but I hope they forgive me, lol! After the wedding we had tacos for dinner for the “afterparty” and everything was so delicious! I was on Cloud 9!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any of the professional photos back, but I do have a gallery of photos that guests took during the wedding weekend that you can check out here: https://event.veri.com/gallery/6441690730594305
A few of my favorite photos are below!
The following Tuesday, we headed down to Savannah, Georgia for our honeymoon! We had an AMAZING time! So many cocktails, so many restaurants, and fantastic weather! We were even able to go to Tybee Beach and ride bikes and spend some time in the sun, though the water was pretty chilly! I had gone to Savannah a couple of years ago for a quick work trip and I fell in love. But Bret and I had so much more fun together. We stayed at the Gastonian Bed & Breakfast and the service was absolutely impeccable! I highly recommend it if you want to go all out! On Saturday, we ran the Rock ‘n Roll Savannah Half Marathon Relay and had matching outfits! I was so stressed out that morning that I didn’t take a picture of us, but I will definitely share professional photos! We were also featured on a local news station, here’s the video! I’ll share an actual recap of the race later this weeke!
And here are just a few pictures from our getaway!
Monday 11/5: First day back to work…still pretty sore from the half marathon relay! I was originally going to go to yoga after work but thanks to the dark hours, I chickened out and headed straight home.
Tuesday 11/6: Election Day and a rainy night…I originally planned to do 3 miles after work but bailed.
Wednesday 11/7: I finally committed to going to work out! I ran 3 miles on the treadmill and did some chest, arm, and ab workouts in the gym right after work. I have to admit that the 3 miles were NOT easy. I did each mile progressively slower, and I’m okay with that.
Thursday 11/8: Barre class for the first time in weeks, this time in Kim’s class. Everything was SO hard. The upper body work was killer thanks to my work in the gym! The leg raises at the barre were even harder thanks to my super tight hips. But I’m glad I stuck with it.
Friday 11/9: I needed a rest day!
Saturday 11/10: Soulcycle class- a fellow fitness blogger coordinated attending a class with other Philly bloggers. I’ve done indoor cycling plenty of times but I wasn’t sure what to expect. My car battery died unexpectedly so I ended up running late to class…and I think that just threw things off for me the entire class. I couldn’t keep the pace for the songs and I just wasn’t feeling the energy in the room or the “soul”. The class was only 45 minutes but I couldn’t wait for it to end. Oh well, at least I burned a few calories along the way!
Sunday 11/11: No workouts, just lots of house cleaning!
This was my first week really getting back into a regular routine, and I think overall, things went well! My feet were a bit grumpy with me this week, so I know that running and barre once a week is all that my feet can handle right now. I have to continue to be patient and do all the stretches and prehab, which I always slack on. The lacrosse ball is calling my name! I’ll give this past week a B+!
How is November shaping up for you so far? Have you ever visited Savannah? Are you a fan of Soulcycle?