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I think I say this at the end of every month, but I can’t believe October is almost over! Time has really been flying by. I feel like all I’ve been doing in studying and going to weddings. Our good friends Claire and Jamey had their wedding in Madison last weekend, and we had a BLAST! Claire was one of my friends from high school, and Jamey was one of Chip’s friends from high school. Chip and I actually set them up on New Year’s Eve in 2009. Obviously we are very proud of our match making :).

Here are a few pics from the weekend:

That was the 3rd wedding that we went to in October, and unless one of our friends gets engaged and plans a wedding before ours, it looks like we are next!

In addition to all this celebrating, Chip and I have been training hard for the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon/ Half Marathon in Savannah, which is now only a week away! I will be doing the half marathon, and Chip will be doing the full marathon…his very first one!Chip has already completed his 20 mile long run and is now tapering his milage, but his training came with some challenges. He has been having a lot of pain in his knee, mainly due to a tight IT band, a very common runner’s injury. He recently started going to a physical therapist at Emory, and while I haven’t been able to ever go to his appointments with him due to my class schedule, it’s been interesting and educational for me to hear about the treatments he has been receiving. So far, the therapy has been very effective, so hopefully race day will go smoothly!

As for me, I ran 10 miles last week, which is the furthest I’ve run since 2009 before I got injured! I’m not quite in the shape I was in my triathlon training days, but I’m slowly gaining my endurance back. I’ve also found a few girls in my physical therapy class who are also training for half marathons (2 or them will be with us in Savannah!), so I’ve had some great running buddies for my long runs :).

Our Goals:

Me: My half marathon personal record is 1 hr and 45 min, but at this point, my goal is just to finish! Hopefully, I can finish in under 2 hrs and 10 min…

Chip: Originally, his goal was to finish the marathon in under 4 hrs (a 9 min/mile pace). Then, he heard that my dad finished the Chicago Marathon in 3 hrs and 42 mins (about an 8:30 min/mile pace). So now his new goal is to beat that. Watch out dad :).

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Wedding Updates:

  • Chip and I frolicked around UGA’s North Campus last Sunday and got our engagement photos taken. The photographers said that they would have some pictures up on their blog next week and that we should have all the final digital copies in 3-4 weeks.
  • We have officially booked a band for our wedding! So get excited for dancing at the reception :).
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