Sunday, May 22, 2011

Book Review Part 1 and Wedding Update

We recently started reading the book "Running on Empty" by Marshall Ulrich, one of the world's greatest endurance athletes. So far we are about half-way through the book and we are both really enjoying it. It's funny because we each have a copy so we are racing each other to see who can finish it first. The page number we are on is top secret, but I know I am ahead (this is Bethany). You can get more info/buy the book HERE.

The book touches upon many different ultras and endurance/adventure feats completed by Marshall but the main event of the book is his 52-day run across the United States of America that he completed when he was 57 years old! So far the book has been very exciting to read and his descriptions are so clear that I feel like I'm right there with him (although I'm glad I'm not because it sounds so grueling!) As soon as we are done with the book we will post a final review and since we have 2 copies, we will give one away.

Now for the wedding update! 5 days to go! Just about everything is all set and ready! We have so many FUN running related things that will be part of our wedding day but I don't want to post anything, just in case any of our guests are reading. I don't want to spoil our silly surprises. The funny thing is, a lot of the running-themed ideas I got for the wedding came from my mother's sarcasm, for example, cowbells for favors! (We already told you about the cowbells so it's okay to mention it). We will try to post a "just married" picture on Friday since I can take a pic on my blackberry and email it directly to the blog. So be on the look out this Friday for a post entitled "Just Married!"

Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

14 comments:

Marlene said...

I just won a copy of that book - looking forward to reading it!

And I can't WAIT to find out all the details of your wedding. I hope everything comes together smoothly for you this week!!!

XOXOXO

Amanda said...

I've heard good things about that book. Sounds like I need to check it out.

The wedding is so close now, you both must be getting super excited!

Sounds like you have a lot of fun things planned - love the cowbells!!!!

Zaneta said...

YAY!!! :D I am so so SO excited for you guys!! :D Can't wait for the "just married" post!!! have a great time!! Enjoy every moment!! :)

Carly said...

It's going to be here so soon. So exciting! Enjoy it. It all flies by sooooo fast! Can't wait to see pictures.

Michelle said...

Yay!! Enjoy your wedding day! Can't wait for the pictures!

Emily said...

SO close! can't wait to read and hear ALL about it!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

pic me for the book giveaway!

so exciting! The big day has almost arrived. Woo Hoo! oh happy day!

Suzy said...

Can't wait to see the pic this Friday!! Have a wonderful wedding and post all about it after.

LauraElaine said...

Oh so exciting!!! Hopefully with all this rain we've been getting, it will lead to a beautiful, dry day for you!!! :)

N.D. said...

5 days to go! good luck with everything beautiful bride to be! can't wait to see the pics!

The Happy Runner said...

Enjoy! Have a wonderful wedding!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

What a great journey it has been leading up to your wedding. Enjoy every moment. I am eager to read and see how everything goes!
Continue loving life as you love eachother!

Lisa said...

Just made my way here from Tall Mom on the Run and wanted to wish you all the best as you get married tomorrow! Enjoy every minute of it!!

H Love said...

Getting excited for you!!! EARLY CONGRATS!!! Enjoy every moment!