Anniversary Accident

My wonderful, amazing, thoughtful husband planned an oh-so-perfect overnight stay for us in Winter Park to celebrate our first anniversary Friday night.

I started my morning with a quick 5k.  The weather was actually chilly, so it was the first run of the season that I actually felt the chill in my lungs.  Quite the difference from the race in the high 90’s the previous weekend…

I made a batch of Gluten Free chocolate chip scones, and we were off for the evening in paradise.

We made it to the mountain around noon, and made a pit stop to hike up Berthoud Pass on our way to the resort.  Half way up the mountain I realized, my phone had died.

As frustrating as that is technically, for the blog it means I lost all photos that I had taken through the morning, which was kind of a bummer.   But at least Zach had some forethought and brought his d-slr.


Unfortunately Zach’s camera died after one shot on our hike.  At least it was a good one.

The rest of our evening included a stop at a happy hour for drinks and a flatbread.  Relaxing in the hotel.  And a nice dinner out.

While I’d love to share the details with you guys, I guess it’s kind of nice that this little overnight away is really just between the hubby and myself.  Not such a bad thing I assume 🙂

What was your last technical mishap?  Frustrating!?

Wedding Weekend Roundup Number One

Phew — the whirlwind has begun. In the best way possible.

I was completely useless at work to be completely honest.  I was so wedding-brained, and even spent some time pre writing some blog posts for you all since I imagine I’ll be pretty sporadic and crazy this weekend.

Zach’s brother and sister-in-law were the first to arrive yesterday, which was actually really nice.   The boys went and golfed while the sister-in-law I got to hang out and bond over a bunch of wheat thins and new-to-me pumpkin spice M & M’s.  Ummmm… YUM.

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Everyone loved the M&M’s.  They have a nice little spice to them, but nothing too overwhelming.   By the time the boys got home and helped us with the snacks, that box of Wheat Thins were done while dinner was being made.

Our guests of honor were gracious enough to make us dinner… stuffed portabella mushrooms with brussel sprouts.

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I was to wrapped up in our guests and enjoying the moment to snap pictures of our actual meal and snacks, but you all get the idea :).

It was so nice to get to chat with Zach’s brother and sister-in-law last night.  We don’t get to spend enough time with them since they live on the East Coast, so I soak up every second we can.  Not to mention, it was nice to get some inside scoop on what it’s like to be married to a Jara.

We were all exhaused last night and made it to bed before 11.  By 7 AM, we were all up and chatting over coffee and slowly waking up.

My plans for the morning included a long run, of no specific distance.  When I woke up, I was NOT feeling it. This week has been tough to find motivation and this morning was no different.  BUT — I stuck with my morning ritual of coffee and a Larabar, and headed out.

Workout of the Day:  7.3 miles, 6.5ish running and finished walking

I got a terrible side stitch around mile 4.5 or 5.  I was running some pretty serious hills at this point, and I think the dehydration and hills were a little much.  I kept trying to push through, but by mile 6.5ish I decided it wasn’t worth it and decided to walk it out.

Walking it out was actually really nice.  I guarantee I looked like a dang fool because I was listening to our wedding music and DEFINITELY cried through most of the walk, but that’s OK :).   I’m excited and not ashamed to show it!

Alright — Zach is about to head out with his mom and I’ve got quite the list for the rest of the day:

  • Pick up wedding dress
  • Get nails done
  • Pack for the weekend
  • Find hairpiece!
  • Dinner with parents
  • Pick up maid of honor

I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but that’s OK 🙂

I’ll be back later today, at some point.  I have a fun little wedding survey for you all 🙂