Brett cleared his throat, played with Mauka for a second, and then asked me to open the ornament. As I did, he shifted onto one knee. I looked at my ring, looked up at him, and listened to him say those four beautiful words, "Will you marry me?"
And then we did it all over again because Brett may or may not have been a little choked up on the first attempt. He wanted to make perfectly sure I heard every word.
What I'm doing with the ornament around my pointer finger the world may never know. Bad photography aside, it was the perfect proposal.
What isn't so perfect is my training. I need to admit something to the 2.5 people who still read AHL... thank you for that, by the way, you make me smile every time I check my stats.
Since the Chicago Marathon I've pretended to enjoy running but I've really just been lying to everyone. Lying might be a strong word for this scenario but let's stick with it and see where it takes us.
In 2012 I created, within me, an avid runner. I ran 5-6 days/week and enjoyed almost every one of those days. However, after Chicago, I've maybe put a total of 50 miles on my running shoes and that's REALLY giving me credit.
Let me remind you, the Chicago Marathon was October 7, 2012. Houston, we have a problem.
It's not that I don't like running anymore... I do, really. I do. It's just that I don't have the desire to run... so when I skip a run I don't feel guilty, I feel content. Back to that whole I'm toooooooo busy excuse. But I'm not tooooooo busy, that's hogwash.
So, what am I doing about it? So glad you asked...
On Friday I told one of my yoga students I would:
"... run every day this week, Monday-Sunday, with the exception of Friday as my rest day and one other day of my choosing."
Now my yoga student knows and so do you. I'm ready to run... are you?
Tomorrow's Sweaty Sesh:
Run: 3 miles + Strength Training
Who thinks I'll honor my commitment? Would you honor it if you knew you had to be accountable to your friends and family?