Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Parties, Marriage Prep, and Long Run

We had another busy weekend this weekend, and are just having some time now to go back and recap and blog. It was a fun weekend filled with good runs, the office Christmas party, and our required marriage prep class at a local Church. 

Friday night, we got home from work, went for a nice cold run along the Charles River, and there was NO other runners to be found. All the fair-weather runners have gone into hibernation for the winter :) It's such a drastic change from the summer, when you can't run two steps without seeing another runner. We finished our run at a local burrito place for a quick little dinner date, and then we did groceries. Of course, us being the Christmas-lovers that we are, we bought a bunch of Christmas goodies such as egg nog and candy cane tea :)

 Miss Bethany with a clean Christmas cupcake and our Christmas tree

Close-up of the Christmas cupcake (from Whole Foods)

Saturday we had a very busy day. Knowing it was going to be a long day without the chance to get a workout in, we went for a half-hour morning walk to the Church where our Wedding Prep class was being held. The class was full of about 30 or so couples, and we did all kinds of activities such as 'how well do you know your  future spouse,' things like that. It was pretty fun, although it was a long day, and lasted from 9-5. 

Right after the Wedding Prep class, we had to rush back to our apartment and get ready for my office Christmas party. It was at a fancy hotel on South Boston's waterfront, and we had a lot of fun with my colleagues. There was great food, good friends, and fun times on the dancefloor. The food was delicious, and was good fuel for our long run this morning :)

Bethany and I with Ryan (my co-worker and one of my groomsmen) and his girlfriend Sarah

Kissy-pic on the Viaduct Bridge near the hotel (Note: Co-worker Ryan and I worked on the structural repairs of this bridge, right next to the hotel where the party was at)

Co-worker/Groomsman Ryan and I

This morning, I slept in a little while Miss Bethany went out to start her long run (b/c she had to catch a train to go visit her friend in NH, we wouldn't be able to do our whole long run together). So she swung back by the apt after 8 miles and picked me up, and we ran another 7 miles together. After our 7 miles together, she came back to the apartment and showered and headed to the train, while I finished up my run for a total of 14.5 miles. I've been having a little IT band discomfort, so I've started using KT Tape, and I really think it has helped me. It was miserable weather, with lots of wind and rain, but we were able to get a solid run in, so we were both happy with that. 

Have a good week, everyone!


Meg said...

Great pictures, as always. It makes me miss Boston and you guys!
Keep the Christmas cheering coming and have a nice week!

Stacie said...

Great pics & post. I love the fact that you guys run together. So awesome.

Silly Girl Running said...

Great pictures! :)

Denise said...

aw, you look so nice all dressed up!!

Johann said...

You must be getting very excited about the wedding now. The year has flown by! Have a great week!

Running and living said...

Love the pics! Such a great time for you guys, keep it up!

chris mcpeake said...

great pics!!

Katie A. said...

I remember our marriage prep classes! And the funniest thing they told us at one of them (mind you this is funnier since we got married in the Catholic Church) was to always argue naked! Hahaha! That way you won't stay mad at each other for very long! Tee hee, I cannot confirm or deny if we have/still use that technique!
Sounds like a great weekend! Love the pics!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love marriage prep classes. I think you can never be prepared enough. (Katie's comment is sooo funny)

Love the photos! That cupcake...yummy!

Lee said...

Hi, stumbled across your blog - so sweet that you run together

Amanda said...

Sounds like a busy time, but good!