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Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 26th

March 26th is a special day for me. It was 6 years ago that I went on the scariest blind date of my life (not like I had a ton of blind dates... this might actually have been the ONLY one in my life, but who's counting?) It wasn't because the guy was a freak or that I feared for my life (although I had met this person online and I think some of my family members might have been a little worried that he was a complete stranger and that they'd never see me again... we met at a public place, in daylight, at the request of some people!) Anyway, I wasn't worried about being part of an Amber Alert, I was worried because I had gotten to know someone and fallen in love with someone I hadn't even met and hoped that he lived up to my wildest expectations. I left the date knowing that I had found the man I would marry. Someone once said you just know... and I knew! A year to the day after my blind date, I got engaged to this man. And it's funny... you never know how much you are missing in life until you have someone who is as wonderful as my husband. He knows all the right things to say and do, all the right ways to encourage me and challenge me. He puts up with my bull shit (and there's a lot of that), loves that I'm outspoken and wear my emotions on my sleeve, and best of all, makes me smile each and every day of my life. If I hadn't taken the risk of meeting him on March 26th, I never would have known what was missing in my life. I love you Brady! :) (And these were delivered to me today...)

Enough of the mushy gushy stuff though. Tomorrow is a big test for me and quite frankly, I feel like I want to puke. :) I'm running 16 miles, my longest run of the season. I've run this distance (or longer) at least a dozen times. Why am I so petrified of it? It's supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow - perfect for a run actually. I've seen such great progress in every run leading up to this so it should be a walk in the park, at least that's what I'm hoping. There's something exciting about the fact that I only have 3 more long runs until I get to show off how far I've come since my last marathon. Now if I can only get through those runs without crapping myself before hand! :) Wish me luck... I'll post my results tomorrow!

8 comments:

Aunt Nan said...

ith yWhat beautiful flowers. He's a gem. Good luck wtih your run and make sure you call me to let me know how it went. Love you

megan said...

awww, that's so sweet! :) happy anniversary of sorts. have a great run tomorrow! I'm sure you'll kick a$$.

TTTC said...

Happy Anniversary of your meeting and your engagement!!!!!!

I know you'll do awesome on your run!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Brittany M. said...

Awesome write up! It's okay to me mushy about that! :)

Have a great run...and I understand, there is something about those runs past 15 that just always seem a little harder!

Trisha.R.Jackson said...

What a sweetheart!!

TRI-ROB said...

Uh. Did you KNOW that you two are criminally cute? Yeah. Well... ya are.

DUDE! Don't sweat that run! Go ahead and get worked up about it... but sit in it... then run it into the ground.

Breathe...

Liz said...

So, the first part made me cry and the second part made me laugh! lol You do have yourself a good man, huh? :)

You'll do awesome at your run today!! Tell yourself you can go get some EQ when you're done :) hehe

We are the Ferrari's said...

Ditto Liz. I am wiping my tears! Tom is so fabulous! You are both so lucky! :)

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