The miles are building up as the days until the wedding wind down… which is perfect! My coach and I arranged a flexible schedule for the two weeks of my wedding/honeymoon that is definitely light on miles. Though training is usually a solid priority in my schedule, it’s definitely not during the weeks of my wedding. After nine months of planning, I can’t wait to enjoy time with Anthony, family, and friends — and not worry about anything else.
I found a number of other bloggers who have discussed the topic of marathon training and wedding planning. See here, here, and here for some interesting perspectives. So far I haven’t found it too difficult or stressful to train for a marathon as well as plan a wedding. Looking back, here’s what helped me tackle the two together:
Gain support from family and friends. If you’ve got people helping you with planning and supporting you with your training, you’re golden. I’m lucky that Anthony is my top cheerleader, and my family has been on the ball with all things planning-related!
Don’t sweat the small stuff. If you miss a run, don’t worry about it. Similarly, if you can’t find the particular shade of napkin you wanted, don’t worry about it. Try your best to make a decision about how to handle the situation and move on!
(And also, I realize this one is easier said than done. I have definitely had a couple random meltdowns over the tiniest things. Nobody can be calm and collected all the time — so when your inner Bridezilla hits, you just have to accept her and let it out.)
Make lots of spreadsheets. I keep organized spreadsheets for both wedding stuff and training stuff. It helps me stay on track and makes me feel accomplished when I tick off a workout or a wedding to-do.
Anthony and I are still obsessed with our slow cooker. So when I saw this recipe for “easy and healthy” slow cooker-style butter chicken, I was sold.
Also, speaking of rice, here’s a Real Simple article about the basics of different types and varieties of rice.
It was still very good, though. Yum.
- Have you ever had or seen a “bridezilla” moment?
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