Thank you times a billion for the sweet engagement comments and tweets!!!!!  You have no idea how much each one meant to the both of us.  I always knew the two of us would be super excited to start our lives together, but I never imagined all of the support we would receive along the way…absolutely amazing!


Since the engagement, I’ve been thinking a lot about my half marathon training and the importance I place on following my plan (to the tee).  Well, I’m still going to run the race in August, but I think I’m definitely going to have to be more flexible with my plan.  I already know of three Sundays where I may not be able to run due to travel, so long runs may have to be shifted around.  It’s all about priorities, I suppose.  I’m not going to lie, I feel very jittery just thinking about deviating from my plan but after this past week and weekend, I think I’ll be ok.  Let’s review and then debrief…

[Note: I’m not using my usual chart format because I’m lazy and because this week was really a dud in terms of working out and running…]

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 3.5 mile run
Wednesday: 3 mile walk
Thursday: No More Trouble Zones DVD (Jillian Michaels)
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Rest

So you see…I didn’t follow the plan at all.  There was supposed to be a little cross-training and 5k action going on, but I clearly strayed.  I’m not going to get down on myself though.  I got engaged on Friday, and I wanted to spend every minute I could with Vishnu.  I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about Week 4.  Priorities!

I think that even after this half is over and I’m back to my old workout routine (4-5 times a week), I will have to keep reminding myself to remain flexible, especially on the weekends.  Indian wedding planning is a very involved process (and kind of exhausting from what I hear).  Don’t get me wrong, I’m so excited to set a date and begin, but it is what it is…all about priorities!  

Completely random side note…check out this cute little cartoon I found!!



Vishnu & Parita as cartoons Smile

Anyways…I’m sure I’ll be blogging about how to deal with stress and change and conflicting priorities as this is what my life is going to be for the next few months.  Practice what you preach, right?!

And to top it all off, work is getting to be very busy as of late.  Confused smile

My once a day blogging routine may change to once every other day or so…oh life, how you get in the way!!!

Thanks, y’all…for reading, for supporting, and for being so excited for me.  I wish I could give each and every one of you a BIG hug!!!  Hopefully one day it’ll really happen, but until then, let’s pretend!

 Left hugRight hug<- That’s us!!!

So tell me…how did (is) wedding planning going for you?  If you’re not married or engaged, do you want a super fancy wedding or something simple and cute!?

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training: Week 4 + Prioritizing”
  1. I wanted a little beach wedding and my husband groom-zilla-ed me into a big wedding with a big cake and craziness… it was the best day of my life buuuut ohmygosh girl! so much stress planning… my biggest advice is to just do what makes you happy and don’t sweat a single detail =) its gonna rock!

  2. Priorities are definitely in order! Good luck with the wedding planning. Based on my sister’s wedding, I know how crazy it can get! I know this is far-fetched but if you are planning any wedding shopping trips to Mumbai, let me know- would be great to meet up 🙂

  3. Life can be so crazy sometimes, everything seems to happen at the same time. My proposal to engagement to wedding journey was express duration. Everything happened in an epic three months. To say that things were crazy is an understatement. I cannot wait to read you wedding planning posts. 🙂

  4. My husband and I weren’t sure if we were going to have a ceremony until a month before the big day! We had to throw it all together in a really short time, but surprisingly that made it easier. Without a ton of time on our hands to labor over every tiny detail and weigh decisions heavily, we were forced to go with our guts and make choices fast. I loved how our wedding turned out, and no one could tell that we were totally winging it. So no worries, it’s a lot to think about but when the big day comes no one is going to know if you spent 2 seconds or 2 months picking out napkin rings, they’re there to see you!

  5. This is what happens when I’m so behind on blog reading, I miss big announcements!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement – ah, so amazing!!! xoxo 🙂 Virtual hug!

    I’m not married yet – but we want a destination wedding. Something small and tropical!

  6. Wow Parita, I just found your blog again and am going to have to add you to my blogroll because your writing is really good and your blog is interesting!! CONGRATS on getting engaged indeed!! What a cute way that it was done. It would be really cute if you could convince Vishnu to do his side story too!
    Wedding planning is amazing. I’m 21 without ever having dated but I think about getting married, like most girls do I suppose.
    Are you going to have a traditional wedding or what style?

    1. THANK YOU! You just made my day!

      I really hope Vishnu writes his side of the story as well…it’s a pretty good story! 😉 And Vishnu was the first guy I seriously dated (ever), and I was 21 when we met – maybe this is your year!!!

      And our wedding will be a traditional Indian one – with 3 full days of events and everything! YAY!

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