Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sea of Love

I feel like I am finally back on the healthy wagon. I ran a total of 12 miles this weekend. They were difficult, but felt good. I blame the difficulty on how windy it was outside – it really is hard to run up a steep hill against the wind.

I also did some speedwork last night at the gym, which is quickly turning into my favorite workout. I used to dread it, but now I really look forward to it. I like it because it is easy to convince myself that I can run fast when I only have to do it for a mile at a time. I also watched the end of the UNC basketball game while I ran, which really made the time fly by.

I also started keeping track of everything I eat again, which I pretty much stopped doing for the month of December. School starts up again this week so I’m glad I got back into my routine before it started otherwise I never would have.

I’m alternately pumped and depressed that school’s starting again. I’m pumped because I don’t really have another long break until August, which is when I am getting married and that means that the next 8 months will just fly by. On the other hand, I have eight months of school with no break, which means I will be Burnt Out by the end of it. My plan of attack is to take it day by day by day. I almost wish I had some more wedding planning to do for something to look forward to, but knowing that I was going to be busy I already took care of most everything. We have to register this month, but after that all that’s left is little stuff like making the favors and…well, that’s pretty much it.

I’ve even finished my favorite part of the planning: the playlist. We are having a very intimate wedding, less than 30 people, so no band or dj, which gives me complete control over the music. As a music fanatic I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was hoping that it would take me the whole year of our engagement to fiddle with it, but it’s only taken me six months. I also thought it would take me forever to settle on what song I wanted to walk down the aisle too…but I actually decided pretty quickly on that:

Here’s the song that we will walk back down to the aisle to:

This was the second runner up for the processional song:

Do you have a favorite love song that was or will be featured in your wedding?


Anonymous said...

ooohhh Baby I'm Yours has always been one of my ALL TIME favorite love songs! of course i've only everknown the barbara lewis version, but hearing this one? i'm in love all over again : )

i made an entire 2 hours list of music for our cocktail hour full of only songs that either meant something to us or just love songs that i really enjoy... i can dig it up and send it over if you're interested

Matt said...

HAHA! Playslists are my favorite!!

seriously. I could make a playlist for anything.

Losing It said...

I had a friend of mine sing "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds during our ceremony, and our first dance was to "Blue Eyes" by Cary Brothers.

Kez said...

I had a lot of songs so they were played in the background at the reception a lot so I could fit them all in!!!

We walked down the aisle to Ben Harper's 'Forever'.
Our first dance was Jack Johnson's 'Better Together'.
Our family dance was OK GO, 'This will be our year'.

Also, special mention needs to go to Ben Folds, 'The luckiest'.
That song still melts my heart.

Kristen said...

Small weddings are the way to go, lady! Good for you! I had less than 30 people too. We made 2 cds--one for the ceremony and one for dinner and it was great. I walked down the aisle to the prelude to Bach's cello suite no.1 and left to
Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole 'IZ' 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'
It was perfect.

Elizabeth said...

Way to workout! I need to get on that.

Well, it wasn't really a love song, but I walked down the aisle to Imagine, and it was just perfect for us.

trials of training said...

Ah, man - can't hear the songs on my work comp! Pretty impressed that you already have so much of your planning done - not *surprised*, but Very impressed! ;)

I heart speed workouts too - they're HARD, but always seem much more rewarding!

Jay Ferris said...

As with everything in life, MOAR BON JOVI!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love speedwork too!

U2's "Sweetest Thing" was on our wedding soundtrack. We are BIG U2 fans!!