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Thursday, July 09, 2009

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I would like to compete with Miss Gallery Place for the Laziest Marathon Runner evAR. I'm training for my second Marine Corps Marathon (first one was in 2006, I was wicked slow, so I'm trying to just beat that time), which is coming up this October and I am So Behind on my training goals. wooops. I've started biking to work to try to beef up my overall fitness, but I only do it once or twice a week, and I still struggle just to get up early and run 3 miles before work.. it's gonna be a long summer! Worse, the marathon happens in October and then I don't get married till March - and I am notoriously lazy during the winter. So I'm just hoping I don't blow up and not fit into my dress.. Maybe blogging here will help me stay motivated!

also I want gunz. not like super-buff because haha that's just not me. But I wouldn't
mind regal-buff, like, say, Michelle Obama (photo: AP via WAtoday).

So right now I'm more focused on sticking to my training regime than worrying too much about the wedding. We're kind of in a limbo state where things seem far enough away that I'm not stressed out about booking my next vendors. My goal is to have all the vendors booked by the end of August. I'll keep you posted on how that goes..

For now I just wanted to share something from Meg over on A Practical Wedding (if you're not reading that blog, start now!!) - if you're doing your own flowers, you might want to take her advice and check out Blooms by the Box, and read their blog if you want to learn some great tips about arranging flowers/building bouquets. I will definitely be watching some of their videos once I get to the point where I want to practice centerpieces and bouquets.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Miss Chevy Chase said...

"Michelle Obama's guns" is the best tag ever!

Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:09:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Gallery Place said...

i can tell you that i ran my first 5 miler (first training run) about a month and a half before the VT City marathon that i ran in may. Which was about two weeks before i ran the GW Parkway 10 miler which was 10 weeks before i ran the Capitol Hill Classic 10k.

I ran probably a total of fifteen times with my longest run clocking in around 10 miles? Maybe? I don't even remember if i did any long runs. That was marathon #3 and I set a personal record.

So while your training might be "lackluster" - i do believe that you will be hard pressed to beat my laziest marathoner title :)

btw - yoga really helps marathoners. I started it a few weeks before the VT city and found it really helped.

Good luck! :)

Thursday, July 09, 2009 6:19:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

you know I keep thinking I should take yoga.. I've been really neglecting my stretching. not good! thanks for the tip.

yeah ok I think you beat me on the lack of training! how did you dooo that? LOL I'm impressed.

Friday, July 10, 2009 12:11:00 PM  

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