Weddings, Long Runs, Pinterest, and Sunrises

I’m excited because today is the last day of the workweek for me, and tomorrow I am heading to NY for a wedding! 

frank and bryan

Two of my favorites are getting married which also means I get to spend time with lots of friends who I don’t see very often!

old pics

Yes, we are drinking in all these pictures. Don’t judge.

I am pretty lucky because I am still close with my friends from elementary school, but we also visited each other at our different colleges all the time and now my college friends and hometown friends have merged. 

The wedding is on Friday night, so I am not planning to do my long run (18 miles) on Saturday morning. I’m deciding if I will do it on Friday or Sunday and really not sure which is the better option. 

Some reasons why it’s good to get it done on Friday:

-get it over with and can enjoy the weekend

-I’ll have a rest day the day after my run

-I will have an excuse to wear compression socks on the train

And some reasons to do it Sunday:

-I’ll have more time to relax and recover after, and won’t be on my feet all night

-I can sleep in a little more before going to NY rather than waking up at 5am

-I won’t have to do most of my run in the dark

Oh wait, I will probably wake up at 5am anyway. The weather looks pretty similar for both days so that isn’t really an issue. 


This week I have been trying to get more on board with Pinterest but I am finding it extremely overwhelming. When it first came out I learned the basics but I really haven’t gotten past that. I look at some other accounts with thousands of followers and hundreds of boards and I just don’t understand the strategy behind it all. Something to work on I guess! 


Other than that, I have been enjoying the sunrises in the mornings lately. I always feel like September makes for the best ones!
monday sunriseAnd I think that’s about all I have been thinking about lately! 

thinking out loud

How often do you see friends from high school/college?

When would you do your long run if you were me?

Any tips on using Pinterest?

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42 responses on Weddings, Long Runs, Pinterest, and Sunrises

  1. Have fun at the wedding! Frank was one of the first people I met when we took Katie to college Freshman year. He’s a really nice guy.

  2. Have fun this weekend! If it were me, I’d probably do the run on Friday. I am someone who likes to just get it over with. But then again that’s a super long run (in my opinion anyway haha) and that would wear me out before a fun weekend. I still struggle a little bit with Pinterest- I don’t understand the difference (or the point haha) of pinning something and liking a pin. It takes a while!
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  3. I started using Pinterest for fun a few years ago and it’s hard for me to shift into the business mentality of it. I see my college friends mostly at weddings now, but for a few years post-grad most of us lived in the same city which was so much fun. I’d say Friday for your long run—that way you can enjoy the whole weekend!
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  4. I am still best friends with my two besties from high school. We, like, never see each other any more (even before I decided to move overseas) but we stay in touch all the time. It’s really nice.

    I would do that run on Friday if it were me, because I know I wouldn’t do it on Sunday. I’d be hungover or useless if I had been at a wedding haha!

    I SUCK at Pinterest. It’s embarrassing. I don’t know what I’m doing and I probably never will. Haha!
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  5. For me, I’d probably do the long run friday. Because then I could eat all the food at the wedding, not to mention it’s out of the way. But I then again 18 miles before work (luckily I don’t work) would be insane.

    I’ve just recently gotten onboard with Pinterest. I couldn’t understand it either.

    But then I was always forgetting where recipes I wanted to try were from, and keeping a gazillion tabs open, and then eureka! It hit me — that’s what Pinterest is for. For me, anyway.

    I’m Chocolaterunsjudy there, too, btw & so far I don’t have a lot on there. And I actually feel like it doesn’t work as well as it should. I downloaded the app on my ipad but trying to pin something from safari has been very frustrating!

    Once I get it pinned it’s great, but getting it in there — I must be missing something!
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  6. I say Friday but that’s only because I prefer switching mine to earlier rather than later for no real reason lol. I wish you were going to be here longer so we could meet up!! I do still speak to my elementary school friends, I saw one of them last weekend at the heart walk (it was in memory of her brother). I love all of my best friends but there is something super special about the friends we have known basically forever, who we grew up with and just know us since we are little girls. As for pinterest, I stick to mostly food and branch out slightly to running stuff only because I will follow my blog friends. I handle pinterest for AllSeated so for their account, I experience all of the event planning, bride and party stuff. So much out there!
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  7. No judging for those pictures! You guys look like you’re having a good time!
    I would do the long run on Friday to get it over with and to wear compression socks on the train.
    I went to high school with my husband, does that count?
    Have fun!!!
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  8. I would totally be all about getting my run done on Friday. Although it will make for a long day, it will totally clear out the weekend so if people want to do brunch on Sunday and catch up you can without stressing about fitting a run in! Have such a fabulous time this weekend!!
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  9. I would do the long run on Friday. I like to get it out of the way so I can enjoy the rest of the weekend which yours sounds like its going to be a lot of fun! I have stayed close with some friends from HS and college and some still live close so it helps in seeing each other often!
    Pinterest is overwhelming to me too. I wonder if you could find some information by Googling “Pinterest Tips for Bloggers” or something like that. I imagine someone has written about it.
    Have a great time at the wedding with friends!
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  10. Oh man. Pinterest can be such a time suck for me, but it’s also the biggest source of traffic for my blog so I do my best to direct most of my social media attention that way. I’ve found that group boards within my niche were the biggest game changer, so if you can find some of those to join and pin your content to, that should help a lot! You can use pin to find some group boards you can join.
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted…. thinking out loud #149 .My Profile

  11. I’m still close with both my high school and college friends. I see both groups probably once a year, sometimes more depending on how many weddings are going on.

    Definitely do it Friday! You won’t regret it. You might regret it if you wait until Sunday though! You’ll likely be tired after a long weekend and you won’t feel like doing a long run! Trust me.

    Enjoy the weekend, sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun!
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  12. I would probably do it Friday just to get it over with…then the rest of the weekend you don’t have to worry about it. I only stay in touch with high school people through Facebook. I wish I was a little more adept with social media too. Let me know the secret to Pinterest when you find it.
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