Post # 1
Hello Bees! The 2013 10K schedule has just been released for my wedding-city and the 10K race through downtown is going to be on my wedding day! (First thought: thank God I made those hotel blocks already ). I told Fiance and he automatically wanted to run it. I told my mom and she thought it was crazy. But…the more I thought about it, the more awesome it sounds to me. We could run the race together, I could wear a cheesy veil headband, and it would be a good metaphor for marriage (as long as he doesn’t dust me).
Fiance is a long-distance runner and he would be running at least this distance the morning-of regardless. I used to be a runner and I’m currently trying to get back in shape. I have no doubt that I could comfortably run 6.2 miles by the wedding day. Here are the details:
- No first look but I’m taking bridal portraits before the ceremony
- Only hair/makeup for me, MOB, and Maid/Matron of Honor
- Race is only 5 blocks from my hotel
- Race starts at 8AM 8:30 AM. It would take ~1 hour to complete.
Should we do it?
Post # 3
Heck, yeah. Super awesome idea that may give you some of the best memories you have. I love it!
Post # 4
I personally wouldn’t add any additional time constraints to my wedding the day of..
Post # 5
Yes! Do it. It’ll be a great way to blow off steam and clear your head. It also sounds like a most excellent, fun way to kick off your day. You’ll be running (literally!) on so much energy and excitement that day, anyway and you’ll have time to grab a quick nap before your primp! Plus – what awesome memories!
Post # 6
Yes! I think it would definitely be a fun way to start the morning. Getting ready can’t take that long… especially since you aren’t doing a first look.
Post # 7
That sounds awesome!! As long as you know you’ll be fine afterwards and have enough energy for the day, I think it would be a cool thing to do!
Post # 8
I say go for it. but, I do see some time issues. Can you walk ack to your hotel or will you be stuck driving in traffic where all other racers are trying to also get out? Plus, what activities do you have going on the night before? I stayed up super late doing last minute stuff and didnt get any sleep. I love races but would have died if I had to do a 10K the day of my wedding.
Post # 9
do it 🙂 I would have done it if there had been a race the morning of my wedding
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
You’d be ready to start hair/makeup at 10, so that’s plenty of time. Great idea- just tell Fiance to run *with* you, in cheesy bride & groom t-shirts.
edit: Like PPs mentioned- you’ll have to have everything done in advance- no last minute/day of things. And make the night before an early one.
Post # 11
Do you have any plans for the night before? The only issue I see with timing is not getting enough sleep. The wedding is going to be a really long day even without the race. Do you have time for a nap after the race?
Post # 12
@bestbuddies: Ooh, good questions. There shouldn’t be any last minute stuff- I’m planning long distance and all “stuff” will have already been shipped/flown in before me. I definitely plan on getting sleep after the rehearsal dinner. The race is close enough to walk to/from, no driving.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
DO IT!! I would have loved to do this if there was one the morning of my wedding. I was up at 5 AM and had all this energy I didn’t know what to do with. Alas, I did not have my running shoes! 😉
Post # 14
This sounds all kind of awesome. Go for it!
Post # 15
I say do it, as long as you aren’t a sweller. I know for me, personally, if I run any distance over about 2 miles, I swell like CRAZY….like my rings could not fit on my finger swelling, feet don’t fit in shoes swelling, which obviously wouldn’t be good.
Post # 16
My only concern would be an injury. What if you trip and fall and mess up your face, or sprain an ankle? That would really suck. Also, you’ll need to wash and blow dry your hair so that will add time to the whole day.