Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Under the Moonlight

Thank you all for the kind wishes last week. The wedding festivities started Friday, with last-minute details sewn up, checking into our swanky hotel suite, and then our rehearsal and dinner at Stone Mad Pub in the Gordon Square area of Cleveland. My planned 20-miler that morning got bumped from the schedule.

The Big Day went off so amazingly well (sorry, Nitmos), and the Enthusiast and I had so much fun. We could not have been happier with how all our planning turned out. It was such a great day.

Hopefully, more than three hours of Greek and just the regular kind of dancing made up for some missed runs last week. As it was, my 20-miler was completed yesterday evening, as the 80-degree heat subsided and the sun went down.

The Towpath is a spooky place when night falls. Thankfully, a full moon provided some light to see by, especially helpful to avoid running into others enjoying a moonlit jaunt on the path.

I kept worrying about the wildlife that frequent the area. I mean, how bad would it suck to get clobbered by a bounding deer in the latter stages of a 20-miler?

I was hoping to finish the run in less than four hours, but some fatigue between miles 15 and 18 dashed those plans. However, my last mile and a half totally rocked the Casbah.

Just 11 days until the Akron Marathon. I'm as ready as I'm going to be.

6 comments:

Ian said...

I'm a little late with this but I know you'd expect no less from me; Congratulations!

Hey, at least I'm the first one to comment on this post. That's got to count for something, right?

Jamoosh said...

Congrats on a smooth big day. Glad it went off with just the "hitchin'" and no other drama.

BarefootJosh said...

A successful wedding is a way bigger accomplishment than just about anything achievable in the running world.

Re marathon, you know what to do. You'll be fine. Enjoy!

Carolina John said...

You know you want to post some wedding pics on the blog.

Congratulations bro. You have married above your class. She's a great addition to your gene pool.

Morgan said...

Come on! That's all we get?!?!? At least blur some faces and post a couple pics!!!!! (Congrats again you two!!!)

Jess said...

Belated congrats!