This may be a huge mistake, but…

I signed up to run the Indy Mini-Marathon! That’s 13.1 miles. 13.1! Craziness.

My goal right now is to run the entire race, which should be interesting to say the least. 4 miles is the most that I have ever run at one time, but I’m really excited about it.

The race isn’t until May, and I started training a couple of weeks ago.

 

If you follow sister_kristian on Instagram, you’ll be able to see more updates.

If this doesn’t turn me into a runner, then I don’t know what will!

I hope you have a good day, friends!

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Engagement Picture Preview

I have something so exciting to share with you guys today – we got a preview of our engagement pictures from this past weekend!

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I could not be more thrilled. Our photographer, Tessa, is the best!

If you’re in Indiana (or anywhere really – she travels!) and in search of an awesome photographer, check Tessa out. I may be a bit biased since I’ve known her for like 20 years, but seriously, she’s wonderful. She made us feel so comfortable!

I absolutely can’t wait to get all of our pictures back.

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Chocoholic Frolic 10k…I survived.

Remember when I lost my mind and signed up to do a 10k? You probably don’t because I haven’t reminded you on purpose. Believe me, until about two weeks ago, I wasn’t reminding myself either. I thought I should probably at least start walking a few miles during the days leading up to the race, so that’s what I did. I didn’t run very often, and when I did, it wasn’t for more than a mile at a time. Why did I think I could pull running 6 miles out of my ass come race day? Who knows. I had that goal until I actually got there, and then I decided that finishing was enough for me. 6.2 miles is 6.2 miles no matter how long it takes you. Here are a few pictures from the race weekend!

One of my favorite quotes from the expo/race

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Before the raceIMG_2865-1At the start line

IMG_2855-1Finishing!

IMG_-1After…tomato face anyone?

IMG_2858-1Our rewards

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IMG_2859-1My official time was 1:19:39 (12:50 pace), and I am perfectly fine with that.

IMG_2860-1I’m not too impressed with how the GPS worked through my RunKeeper app though. I promise I did the entire 6.2 miles!

Overall, I don’t think I would do this race again. The course consisted of two laps around the fairgrounds, which did not provide much in the way of scenery. So boring. I was also upset because they only had one water station set up, which meant two water stops total. When I did my 5k, I had at least two water stations for half the mileage. Not cool. I was also extremely underwhelmed by the chocolate portion of the Chocoholic Frolic. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t a disgusting candy bar and a couple tablespoons of melted chocolate (which I didn’t even eat). I was expecting it to be completely awesome, and it was way disappointing. Not impressed at all. If I didn’t get to spend the time with my mom, it would’ve been way worse. I’m so proud of her for doing it with me!

The crazy thing is that I think I’m going to sign up for another 10k. Shocking, I know. I just can’t stomach never being able to run it completely. If I actually train this time, I know I can be better.

What do you think? Have I completely lost my mind?

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