|Getting ready for the run!|
|my Aunt and cousin from NC|
|lil baby ready to run too|
My dad and I run together pretty often when I am home, and especially in Island Heights where the run would be taking place. On some of our runs we started to get ideas about different things we could do to make it feel more like a real race. We were making some wooden wedding signs for our venue, and just had the idea to make a few mile marker signs using the same wood. My dad cut and put together our signs, and I painted the miles and words using stencils I got at the store. They came out so cute and really added a unique and special touch to our event. We still have them in our backyard!
|my favorite place to stretch after running|
I also decided that Kyle and I were going to wear bride and groom attire. I had been gifted a white bridal tank top, which I realized would be perfect for the race! I then got Kyle a black t-shirt and used stencils to create a groom shirt. It was a little corny, but I thought it was cute and we never would be able to get to wear them again. I loved how they came out, and we definitely looked like the main event of the weekend. :)
The run was fantastic. It was such a beautiful morning, it was so nice to get some exercise in! My Dad and I ran together -- let's just say we had a pretty good pace going haha. The Lockwood's get competitive. Once I finished, I ran back along the course to cheer others on. Everyone did so well! Kyle was flying and looked so good, I was so proud of him! We all gathered near the water at the end of the race. My Aunt from North Carolina is training to be a yoga instructor, so she lead a 20 minute post-run yoga session after. It was such a cool thing to be a part of. The sun was shining, a breeze was blowing, and we were right on the water. It was so special for my aunt to be a part of this weekend and for my family to come together to do yoga! It was a very magical moment. I was so so happy with how our event turned out!
|The crew at the race, minus the Cohens!|
After our workouts and breakfast, Kyle and I finished our last minute things and then went over to the beach for a few hours. It was nice to just go relax and feel like a normal Saturday. On the way home, we stopped for ice cream. :) Later in the evening, the boys drove up all of the cars to the hotel so that we could have rides home the morning after the wedding, and we had a small bbq for those who were in the area. So many great things and memories had happened already and the excitement for the next day could be felt in the air.