And we’re goin’ get marrrrried (in 58 days)!

 

EXCITING MORNING! Future Husband and I are leaving soon to go get our marriage license.  This is a really big deal for me (and him, I think)! Since we’re not religious, legal recognition of our union is the most important thing, and I can’t wait to get it all inked on paper. 

 

I had a tropical bowl of oatmeal to celebrate.

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My oatmeal contained:

 

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: granola and coconut

 

With a lovely flower…..

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And a nice cup of coffee for energy. šŸ™‚

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Taper Time

 

Tonight will be my last run before my 10K Race on Saturday! It’s time to start tapering (or resting up before the big day).  Here are some tips for tapering.

 

I’m getting very excited for the 10k!  I disappointed I didn’t get to stick to my advanced 10K training program because of my overuse injuries from the Half Marathon…. but mostly I’m grateful that I can run AT ALL!  I’m still shooting for my goal time of 56 minutes!

 

Do You Have Road Runner’s Rage?

 

I burst out laughing when I saw the title of this article in the New York Times – "Road Runner Rage."  But then I read the story and I realized that I’ve definitely been overcome with runner’s rage!

 

A few weeks ago, I was running on the sidewalk when a driver zoomed up on the side street, made a rolling stop, didn’t look right, and proceeded to fish tail into traffic.  He almost hit me — and TRUST ME, if he had been going the speed limit and stopped correctly, he would’ve seen me for sure! I FREAKED OUT and definitely threw up my arms in disgust.  It was more of a startle reaction than a "rage" reaction, as it was certainly very, very scary. 

 

Did you know that 90% of drivers don’t look right when making a right turn out of a parking lot onto a major roadway?  Don’t count on them to keep you safe!

 

And when you’re driving, remember that a rolling stop is NOT considered a legal stop.  Always stop, look to the right and left, and safely enter the flow of traffic.  Runners and bicyclists everywhere will thank you!

 

Have you ever had "Runner’s Rage"? Tell me the story!

 

See you for lunch! šŸ™‚

{ 33 comments }

 

  • Erica November 6, 2008, 5:20 am

    yayyy congrats! They ask you some odd questions (i.e. are you related to one another hahah). Josh and I aren’t religious either. His uncle actually married us. In PA, you don’t have to have some one official marry you, anyone can!

  • VeggieGirl November 6, 2008, 5:22 am

    Hooray for you and FH!!!! :0)

    Lovely oats.

    Never had runner’s rage, thankfully, haha. Careful!!

    Happy Thursday!!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 6, 2008, 5:34 am

    erica- hahah thats funny! future husband’s dad is actually marrying us, but he’s a minister. šŸ™‚

    veggiegirl – you are too nice for runner’s rage or any kind of rage at all.

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 6, 2008, 5:48 am

    OH….today’s is your big day…. to get the marriage certificate is so important!!! Good luck! from now on, you’ll be husband and wife ^_^
    congrats!!

  • teacherwoman November 6, 2008, 5:54 am

    I don’t usually get runner’s rage, but stuff like that bothers me big time. I get more of cyclist’s rage when I am out of the open roads and vehicles think they own the road and don’t realize that cyclists have the right to be on the roads. It bothers me especially when they try to prove a point by driving by closer to you and faster. grrr…

  • Gina November 6, 2008, 6:04 am

    congrats! what an exciting day!!!
    i don’t have runner’s rage… but road rage: totally different story.
    most of the people in valdosta are old, and many of the streets are ONE LANE ON EACH SIDE. if you get stuck behind a slow person, you’re ruined!

  • whatiateyesterday November 6, 2008, 6:12 am

    So excited for you to get your marriage license! Enjoy this time!

  • Meghann November 6, 2008, 6:13 am

    Yay for getting the marriage license!

    I get runner’s rage all the time. I swear people never see me while I’m running no matter how bright it is outside. And I really think it all leads back to them not looing to see if anyone is coming on the sidewalk or not when they are turning onto another road.

  • D10 November 6, 2008, 6:14 am

    The excitment is starting to build. You guys are almost there. Enjoy your run tonight.

  • Meg November 6, 2008, 6:59 am

    Yeah for making it legal! I am so excited for you guys!! Love the yummy oats!

  • Kristin November 6, 2008, 7:00 am

    Thats so exciting! I hope it goes well for you, I’m sure that delish bowl of oats started your day off right!

    My boy and I were just talking about marriage last night (not for us, we’ve only been together 2 months!) and how a bunch of his friends have been getting married so young (he’s only 21!) what made you decide to marry so early in your 20s?

  • just me November 6, 2008, 7:01 am

    exciting about your marriage license!!! congrats!

    and i def have runners rage…when i was in hs i remember kicking the back tires or bumpers of people’s cars with my running buddies because people would stop AFTER the white line at a stop and be right in our way when we had the right away! but that was in hs…now i just give them a very nasty look. hahaha.

  • Alex November 6, 2008, 7:05 am

    Oh, for sure I have had runner’s rage – having lived in Los Angeles for 4 years and now living just outside of DC, there have been too many times to count! There is always the driver who goes to take a right on red and just cranes his head to the left, missing everything in the direction that he’s about to turn!

    I also get runner’s rage out on my local running/biking trail. It’s always busy, and many of the serious bikers don’t call out to you when they pass you (which equals having the bejeesus scared out of you) or pass WAY too close (which equals the same thing).

    It is possible, though, that I am just a predisposed angry person. šŸ™‚ I think that probably has something to do with it.

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 6, 2008, 7:10 am

    Oh my gosh, that’s so exciting!! Yay! šŸ™‚

    Oh, and I love that bowl you put your oatmeal in. That flower really is pretty! Always makes me smile when I see it!

    Have a wonderful day!

  • greendogwine November 6, 2008, 7:34 am

    Yay for the marriage license! It was the same way for me and my husband – the only reason we did the church thing was to appease my parents/grandparents – the big deal for us was the license!

    Have a great day!

  • Olga November 6, 2008, 7:43 am

    Congrats on the court house trip! Yay1

    What a lovely bowl of oats as well =]

  • Rose November 6, 2008, 7:44 am

    What a big day for you and FH! Hooray!

  • Lacey Nicole November 6, 2008, 7:59 am

    OMG Caitlin– READ THIS!!! It is hilarious and the road rage thing made me think of it. http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/im_training_to_ruin_a_marathon

    “Training to Ruin a Marathon” omg I still die laughing !!!!

  • Oh She Glows November 6, 2008, 8:43 am

    haha YES living in a huge city (Toronto) I have runner’s rage AND road rage unfortunately! There have been many times when I was almost hit. Not fun!!!

    COngrats on getting your marriage licence!

  • tfh November 6, 2008, 8:43 am

    Good luck at the courthouse! (Now I’m singing to myself: going to the courthouse of love, ha ha.)

    I have never felt worse than when I’m driving and make a right turn before suddenly noticing someone stopped waiting to cross. It’s not that I’ve come close to hitting them but just the idea that I didn’t see them BEFORE turning makes me feel like a jerk!

  • Lindsay November 6, 2008, 9:01 am

    I just had that happen to me last night! Driver turning right at a stoplight, I was coming from the right but only HE WAS LOOKING LEFT! I clapped by hands to get his attention as I was passing in front of his car hoping that he wasn’t going to inch forward. He heard my claps and looked at me and gave me this deer in the headlights look! Mind you this was at 6:30p so it was pretty dark but I was wearing bright colours and a cap light. He put his hands up in a “I’m sorry!” thing and I threw my arms up as if to say “Seriously, come on!”

    Then earlier in my run, a walker was walking towards me on the bike path. Only she was TEXTING and not paying any attention! I saw her swerving a bit and got over more but she just kept swerving. She was so engrossed in her text that she didn’t even see me coming. I finally yelled to her, “Watch where you’re going!” Again, a deer in the headlights look. I never thought I would have to say that to a walker!

    Something else that makes me mad as a runner… BIKERS! They NEVER warn me that they are coming up behind me. Never let me know what side they are passing on. When I come up to walkers or other runners, sure I’m not going very fast past them but I still let them know that 1) I’m coming up behind them and then 2) that I’m passing on your left. Bikers? NEVER! So when they zoom by at 20mph (which could do some serious harm to me if we managed to bump together) and my heart has finally calmed down, I yell at them “PASSING ON YOUR LEFT!!” They never look back. You would think that with the bikers, it’s common courtesy, right? But I guess not. They just care that they are flying with speed and doesn’t matter if you jump out of your skin and get your heart rate all out of control!

    OK, done ranting! šŸ™‚ Whew, that felt good though!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina November 6, 2008, 9:15 am

    awww have fun getting married!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 6, 2008, 9:19 am

    HAVE I EVER!!! I frequently almost get hit daily, and I seem to keep myself under control but inside I am thinking hurtful things towards some drivers….lol YEAH for the marriage license!

  • lauren November 6, 2008, 9:22 am

    congrats on getting married today!! And yes, I definitely have runner’s rage, road rage – all of it. I live in the city and in my neighborhood it is basically ALL four way stop signs. People will pump their brakes and not stop completely and I have almost gotten hit with my dog numerous times. I throw my hands up and yell and then run as fast as I can in case it is someone scary.

    Also, the places where there are lights – if the pedestrian light is on, telling me to walk or run – I HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY. People making right turns dont seem to understand this, so this also leads to my hands pointing at the pedestrian light and giving dirty looks. My BF actually got into a screaming match with this one lady because she almost ran us over. The worst part of it was that she thought WE should have stopped for her. We were pointing at the pedestrian light and telling her to OPEN HER EYES. Ok – enough of my ranting!! Have a good day!

  • amy. November 6, 2008, 9:22 am

    congrats! one step closer to the big day =D

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 6, 2008, 10:10 am

    Wow! Congrats! So is now the start of the official countdown?

  • Laura November 6, 2008, 10:23 am

    Congrats!

    I try my hardest to be aware of runners, cyclists, etc. I almost ran over a woman on base one day. She must have hit something with her bike, because she fell over right in front of my car! Thankfully I had slowed down to pass her. I don’t play around after that. Also, I saw a pedestrian get hit in DC one morning, so I know how easily it can happen. Scary stuff! Be careful out there!

  • Halie November 6, 2008, 11:07 am

    Very exciting!

    Well, I’ve been very close to being hit just walking through town. I work in the downtown area of my town and I walk to the bank and post office for job related errands all the time. I can’t tell you how many times someone has slammed on their brakes to keep from hitting me! Drivers just don’t look for people and I gotten walker’s rage! So I’ve made it a goal to always look for bodies before cars when I’m driving.

    I don’t usually run through town – I go to the local college’s track when I want to run outside. The only thing I have to worry about getting run over by are curious deer. I swear, deer are there every time!

  • Erica November 6, 2008, 11:34 am

    that is so cool! Its great to have someone you know/are close with marry you! Thats so funny that they didn’t ask you any questions!

  • wholefoodswholeme November 6, 2008, 12:20 pm

    so exciting! congrats to both of you!

    not runner’s rage, but a VERY scary incident that has now hindered my ability to face early morning/late eve runs (basically, when it’s dark with no people.) i wrote about it here –

    http://wholefoodswholeme.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/terrified/

  • Runeatrepeat November 6, 2008, 12:41 pm

    Yeah I have so had runner’s rage. I have almost gotten hit before and I got so MAD. I hate that there is nothing you can do because the car is already gone before you can yell a curse word.

  • Chic Runner November 6, 2008, 1:36 pm

    I totally agree!!! Drivers are never cautious! I’ve almost been hit so many times it’s rediculous. Funny that everyone gets a little full of runner’s rage every now and then. šŸ™‚

  • Elina November 7, 2008, 6:31 am

    Congratulations!!!!

    I’ve never had runners rage, but I can count my runs outside on one hand šŸ™‚

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