Another One Bites the Dust

More and more of my friends are getting married.  I think I’ve reached that age where the number of my married friends outnumber my single friends. 

Holy crap – I’m old.

I fear for when the friends start popping out babies.

Anywho – this weekend was the weekend where I not only fell off the wagon with the p90x diet, I fell… broke my leg… got ran over by the wagon and then was left for dead.  It was Mia’s wedding weekend in Saratoga Springs, New York.

I was surprised by the number of people the flew up to Saratoga from Baltimore.  It was only a 5 1/2 hour drive.  One girl said she couldn’t handle that long of a car ride with her husband.  Um… really?  Maybe you should re-evaluate your marriage.  And when all is said and done with the airport… isn’t it the same amount of time?

I kind of felt like a bit of a party pooper at Mia’s wedding.  Jeremy and I didn’t really go out much at all.  We arrived Friday early evening in time to grab a coffee (from an uber hippie coffee shop… so hippie that as soon as Jeremy and I walked in, it’s like the knew we didn’t “belong” and the jukebox record  scratched to silence and everyone stared as we ordered coffee), change and go to the welcome barbeque.  Some folks were going out afterwards but all I could think was “I’m so tiiiiiiiired…”  So we went back to the hotel and went to bed.  I think it was 10pm?  Yeah… awesome.

We woke up, worked out (I may have fallen off the wagon but I was STILL going to fit some form of a workout in) and grabbed breakfast.  The diner was maybe 4 blocks away so we jogged from the hotel.  No big deal.  But people drove there from the hotel.  DROVE THERE.  And then rolled their eyes at us for jogging?  Really?

The hotel had a pool and I thought this was my big chance to learn to swim the right way.  Except that the pool was 1/4 of the size of a normal pool.  So we hot tubbed it.  Oh yeah.

Then the wedding.  The church was 1/2 mile from the hotel.  Again – we walked.  Why not?  I admit that I felt a little awkward walking in my wedding attire and heels (I attributed it to a walk of shame OR that I had a DUI and no  license so I had to walk) but a lady driving by gave me a thumbs up and yelled that she loved my dress.  Score.

We got eye rolled about walking to the church.

The wedding itself was at 2pm.  The reception ended at 8:30pm.  There was an after party at Mia’s parents’ house afterwards and I thought I’d definitely be up for hanging out.  Yeah… apparently a month and a half of “healthy food” made me unable to digest GOOD food properly so by 8pm, I was SO gassy (but not in the farty way… in that painful bloated way) that I could barely stand up straight.  Needless to say, we went back to the hotel. 

The wedding was lovely.  Did I mention that Mia ran 9 miles the morning of her wedding?  She inspires me to run. 


Me… pre-bloat.  Sweet moves, I know.  Perhaps I should lay off the wine?  Actually – according to Yahoo, I really need to.

Speaking of weddings, I thought I’d share a pic from another friend’s wedding (Juli and Martin).  Is it possible to be in love with a picture?




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8 responses to “Another One Bites the Dust

  1. I hear ya on the gas situation. Story of my LIFE. People don’t understand how much that can really, really hurt.

    I think we need to start a support group!

  2. Meredith

    Correct me if I’m wrong (I went to a wedding in October in Lake George) but there is no easy way to get to that part of NY and if you fly, it’s still a 2 hour drive from Albany so flying, to me, makes no sense.

    Did you happen to check out the Saratoga Springs casino? My mother and I swung by on the way back from the aforementioned LG wedding…scary joint!

    9 miles the morning of her wedding…wow…that’s inspiring!

    The historic casino? That’s where the reception was! 🙂

  3. I actually wish more of my friends would get married so that we could relate a little better like we used to. Unfortunately, most of them don’t even have boyfriends! Ahh, well 🙂
    P.S. Good for you for the walking and jogging you added into your day. I can’t believe people would roll their eyes at you for that. I think it’s wonderful 🙂 And, also, you look great in that dress so obviously the p90x is paying off.

    Thank you! 🙂 And yes… I don’t get why more people don’t walk places. It amazes me. I love it!

  4. I am so with you on the gas! So embarrassing and uncomfortable… That photo is awesome!

    And I give you props for walking! Come on – 4 blocks? 1/2 mile? Plus, then you both got to drink at the wedding!

    Exactly! That’s originally why we walked to the reception. Nobody wanted to drink and drive.

  5. I totally don’t understand why people drive when they can walk. I hate driving.

    Oh, and I just can’t eat food that isn’t a part of my regular diet anymore. So not worth it.

    Yeah – I think my body is now rejecting foods high in fat (lots of cheeses, etc). Just like the crazy migraines I get from candy… my body is turning on me!

  6. Kim – you’re my Healthy Hero. I need to get back in shape ASAP.

    Also, my dream blogger meet-up would be you, La Petite (whom I’ve met IRL and is SUCH a sweetheart), Willikat and Doahleigh, whom I see are also readers of your blog. That would be such a BLAST! 🙂

    I shouldn’t be anyone’s healthy hero but thank you!

    And I would LOVE to meet you and all of the bloggers you just mentioned! What’s funny is that La Petite Chic doesn’t live far from me and we discovered that we have a friend in common (we also grew up very close to one another). We should plan a mini blogger meet-up! 🙂

  7. WWJD

    I hope the girl that can’t stand a 5 1/2 hr drive with her husband was commenting on his driving skills rather than his company…that would just be sad!

    I’m totally with you on not driving to the reception…although I have been known to catch a cab for 4 blocks if there’s a hill involved 🙂

    Haha! I can totally picture you hailing a cab to avoid a hill!

  8. 1) i want your dress.

    2) just ask drew about my stomach issues. ESP at weddings. sometimes the pain is so bad, my rib cage, spine, and chest feel like they’re going to explode. i feel you, girl.

    3) that article is scary!

    4) is it weird that i want an enlarged print of your friends wedding picture, so i can hang it on my wall? it’s breathtaking.

    1) Thanks!! I got it from Banana Republic.
    2) I’m glad I’m not alone! I was in some serious PAIN.
    3) That article is NUTS! I’m going to die of esophogeal cancer! Yikes! You’d think I’d put down my glass of wine already…
    4) I know… I LOVE the picture. It holds so many possible meanings. I like the idea of it’s a new beginning for the newlyweds.

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