Post # 1
It’s still quite a ways off for me, but even up to this point I’m thinking a nice 3 or 4 miler may calm my nerves some. I start thinking about the “what if’s” though – what if I get hit by a car, sprain my ankle, etc, etc. I’m sure that’s all nerves.
So – are you planning on running on your big day?
Post # 3
Nope. With my luck, I would twist my ankle or my knee would give out. Can’t chance it.
Post # 4
I’m with you Ali – my wedding is over a year off…but you know we think of everything!! I also thought about working out the day of, but I think I’m going to take that day off!
The main reason being after a several mile run your gonna be sweaty and need to wash your hair. My sister is a hairstylist and she said that hair is easier to style if it hasn’t been washed for a day. She told me she doesn’t want me to wash my hair the day of…bath for sure but no shampoo in the hair. Hope that helps!
Post # 5
I think I will be running. Or at least walking. I’ll need it to calm my nerves!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
oh heck yes, running totally keeps me sane, makes me feel great and calms me down, all things I will be needing on my wedding day…
Post # 7
Running keeps me sane. And as I am at the 33 day mark I sure need help =) I’m hoping my hairdresser gives me the OK
Post # 8
I ran on my wedding day. About 5 miles. I did this instead of a massage or other spa appointment. I knew I would need some time to myself to just clear my head and running is part of my typical routine. There were so many things running in my head of things I needed to remember to do that it took a while (about 3/4 of the way through my run) to hit the zone, though. I saw a beaver and a fox on my run. Very cool! I’m glad I went!
Post # 9
I totally planned on working out that morning to calm my nerves
But we had to be at the salon at 830 in the morning and we all ended up staying up til after midnight the night before! It was just nice to get up, have a yummy cup of coffee, deep breath, and then go greet everyone for the day.
Post # 10
I did a short run the morning of my wedding. It felt great to be alone and clear my head and focus, and it was fun! I recommend it!
Post # 11
I’m not a runner, but my husband is, and he went for a 4-mile run on our wedding day–it kept him from just sitting around and being nervous. I wouldn’t have had the time since I had other appointments to get to.
Post # 12
I went for a jog on the morning of my wedding with my best friend and it was a great idea. I didn’t work too hard, we were mostly chatting, but it was good to do something physical. I had a lot of nervous energy and time to wait (the wedding wasn’t until 6 PM), so it was a good distraction. I’d say if you’re used to running everyday, you might want to try it.
Post # 13
Still a ways off, but I am planning on a LONG run (well, long for me, which is about 6 miles) – I’m going to be so nervous! If it tires me out, all the better – I’m sure I’ll still have enough adrenaline left to get through the day.
Post # 14
Absolutely! We’re planning a 2.62 mile run so our running friends can celebrate with us. Then we’re going to have breakfast tacos & mimosas.
Post # 15
i am definitely planning to run on our wedding day with a few of my friends. It’s the best way to clear my head and I KNOW i won’t be able to sleep in with all the excitement and nerves!
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor
I wouldn’t call myself a runner, but I’ll be running my usual 3-4 miles on a treadmill that morning. I’ve already planned it into my schedule!