Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Honeymoon Race #1: Pineland Farms Trail 50Km

 The day after the wedding, we drove up to Maine to meet some friends the night before our favorite ultra, the Pineland Farms 50km. We did this race last year and loved it so much that we knew we'd come back even though it was scheduled two days after our wedding. (Yes, we made matching 'Just Married' shirts.)

The race director is AWESOME. We had met him last year, and seen him at other races throughout the course of the year and we told him our story, how we were getting married right before the race and then driving up for it. He surprised us with this huge wedding cake with our photo on it, and he also had us interview with the local news. (link here: http://www.wmtw.com/video/28063576/detail.html) Also, a HUGE thanks to race sponsor Merrell, who gave us such a nice wedding present!

Post-race with our finisher's cowbells. We had so much fun, we just took it easy and ran with some friends who had come up to run the race with us and continue the wedding celebration.

 The back of our matching Just Married shirts.

This shows just how big the cake really was. 

More honeymoon pics to come!

14 comments:

MN @ Serenity and Style said...

how amazing!! love the shirts! you two are troopers and then some!! i'm attempting to train for a 15K trail race and between the honeymoon glow and the cake and just the general badassness of you guys, I'm inspired!

marathonmaiden said...

i've wanted to do this race for the past 2 years. looks like it was a blast. LOVE the shirts. you guys are just too cute :)

Jennifer said...

What a great time! Congrats on the race and everything else. The shirts and the cake are so fun!

Michelle said...

Love the shirts! And how sweet is that cake!

Johann said...

Really great! Seems that the race went well too.

Morgan said...

That's so awesome and I love that you guys incorporated running not only in the wedding but in the honeymoon as well!

Marlene said...

That is one huge cake! What a nice surprise.

Love love that you ran a 50K on your wedding weekend.

Meg said...

How fun!! Love the cake!

fancy nancy said...

What a great surprise the cake was!!! Especially after an ultra....what's better than cake!!!

You two are so adorable!!

Silly Girl Running said...

You guys are so adorable! Love those shirts! :)

Amanda said...

That is so cool. I love the shirts and how cool was that cake! So glad you had a great race.

Richelle said...

Awww... what a nice way for the race director and sponsor to congratulate you!

You two are so cute... love the matching shirts!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

That is an awesome RD! Ultra runners are the best!

Love the shirts!

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