Tuesday, October 16, 2012

redhead wedding

A certain redhead got hitched this past weekend so I trucked out to Michigan to celebrate her joy.  The first thing I did when getting off the plane, however, was hop in Kevin's car and go for a swim.  My shoulder started acting up while we were swimming but I did manage to scare the shit out of him with my favorite "swim underneath the person doing freestyle and make scary faces" trick so I called it a win.  No pictures of either of us in a bathing suit to put here, you're welcome.

The wedding was actually officially subtitled "blogger bonanza" so it seemed only appropriate that I shack up with another one of my favorite redheads and party the city down.
We managed to eat our way through the rehearsal dinner and sleep for a solid nine hours before waking up to discover that our long run plans had been thwarted by 40ยบ weather and pouring rain.  Which meant we hit the crappy treadmills in the hotel gym for a solid double-digit run, and then ate our way through the hotel breakfast before getting into our best duds for the event of the weekend.  Proof that I own a dress, even if it is the only one and I bought it in 2002.
The wedding was short and sweet and Lauren and I managed not to make too much of a ruckus.
The bride was gorgeous, of course, in that flawless way that all brides are on their big day.  (No, I didn't take any pictures with a real camera, thanks for asking, and PT hasn't uploaded them somewhere I can steal them yet, rude.)
And the reception was perfect.  The toasts were not too long, the food was delicious, the dancing was ridiculous, the bloggers were everywhere and the booze and oreos flowed freely all night long.
Nope, I wasn't kidding about the oreos (Yes, I do have a race in five days, thanks for not mentioning it).
Or the boozing bloggers, for that matter.
I was so thrilled that I could be there this weekend to witness my happily-in-love friends pledge their love to each other while wearing shiny shoes, and it was equally nice to escape DC and hang out in person with some of my favorite people that I've met through the internet.  And really, any night where the last dark and blurry picture in my cell phone camera looks like this has got to be a winner.
I flew back on Sunday and have spent the past 36 hours eating kale and sweating out bourbon, so I expect that my 70.3 this weekend is going to be a perfect display of fitness and preparation plus careful attention to nutrition and recovery.
Or, you know, not.

How was your weekend?  How much bourbon did you drink?


20 comments:

  1. Ahhhh, such a happy day! And y'all look gorgeous. Katie, you should ONLY wear strapless clothing - your shoulders are bah bam!

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  2. Thank you soooo much for coming out and for all your help with things! And I agree with TPG, your shoulders are awesome, more strapless clothing!!! LOL!

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  3. I enjoyed following your wedding shenanigans on twitter the other night! Looks like an awesome party. Looking gorgeous!

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  4. So you look pretty naked in that first picture, but I suspect you know that.

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  5. This post rocks. You looked awesome, love the dress!!! So glad you had such an awesome time!

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  6. Looks like you had a great time. And there is NOTHING wrong with a little Bourbon and Oreo celebration now and then!

    The Kidless Kronicles

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  7. Hooray for weddings! I'm sure you'll kick ass at your tri with that bourbon-fueled weekend. That's kinda how you roll.

    I had no bourbon, but I did have a bit of Apple Jack in my hot apple cider.

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  8. This is fantastic. You look topless in the first pic, which is great. Then you pour that much bourbon and the stories can only get better. Oreos may turn the volume up to 11.

    So glad you got to hang out with so many blogger friends! blogger meetups are the best, I'm still kicking myself for not getting out to see you the last time I was in DC. (sheepish admission - I don't read the redheads) - but I would love to meetup with Kevin and Beth sometime. Great call.

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  9. fun fun fun
    her wedding pics are gorgeous! beautiful...

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  10. I'm not sure when you got a haircut but I really like it and you look gorgeous (as well as the bride!).

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  11. Hahahah! Holy crap. Fantastic photos! Love that dress hot mama!

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  12. Haa! Looks like a blast! No bourbon here just a jump out of a plane :-) Double digits on the treadmill ouch! I'm impressed I would have cut it short I'm sure.

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  13. You, the hair and the dress all look fantastic! Love the bourbon :)

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  14. You didn't die your hair red for the redhead wedding? Total missed opportunity.

    Glad you all had such a fun weekend!

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  15. I got stupid drunk (on bourbon) less than 48 hours from my race last weekend and ran my best half marathon this year and finished my first 20 miler (added miles before and after). It could happen. Maybe it's bourbon magic! :)

    Also, you look mahvelous dahling.

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  16. Love the pics! Look like you had a much deserved awesome time. And your arms look fantastic. :)

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  17. Never swimming with you again!!!! haha

    We had a blast hanging out with you and Lauren!

    Now that you have the perfect pre-race nutrition you should do awesome this weekend. I'm telling you bourbon, oreos, and cupcakes from here on out.

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  18. Also I really like to fool around when I am swimming. Specially the expression that people have. Encourage me to keep up doing it.

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