Today while running an easy 8, Weez looks over at me and goes “Oh man! 3 weeks from TOMORROW!” I can’t stop smiling. It’s true, September is upon us!
The month we’ve been so looking forward to since Feb 19. The month is here! So many wonderful adventures lie ahead of us this month. I feel like the luckiest gal in the world.
Tomorrow, Weez and I leave for Spain for an academic conference trip. Our boss/advisor is sending us to present our research! And we plan to spend 4 extra days exploring Barcelona on our own afterwards. We’ll be gone a total of 9 days!
In 22 days, I’ll be the new Mrs. Weez!! I can’t even put into words how excited we are, and how overwhelmingly thankful we feel that everything is coming together so beautifully and perfectly.
In 24 days, we leave for the gorgeous Los Cabos for an all inclusive, stress-free honeymoon where we can run on white sand beaches everyday :)
And a lot of running we have yet to do!
We’re in the marathon-final-countdown period (my favorite part of marathon training… high mileage weeks, with the reward of tapering on the horizon). The Denver marathon is on October 9th (one week after we come back from our honeymoon), which means another 20 miler before our wedding.
That sounds perfect to me, because running gives me peace and helps me let go of stress when I’m feeling overwhelmed.
3 more weeks of high mileage left in our training! We’ve only got two 12 milers and one 20 miler ahead of us before the tapering begins! It doesn’t even feel like I missed out in April, because I’m so focused and inspired for my second chance on Oct. 9th.
I know a lot of you are in your marathon-final-countdown stages too, so best of luck with your long runs these next two weeks! Get out there and kill ’em! Then blog all about them so I have good reading material on the long flight home :)
It’s unlikely that I’ll be blogging while I’m in Spain, so this is bye for now! I’ll be back on the 12th with tons of pictures, tales from running on the Mediterranean coast, and nerdy conference stories! Adiós amigos!