Ed and I, September 2007
Yes, this is a running blog, but this post is sort of about running. After all, had I not been running 20 miles on September 1st, 2007, I never would have met a man 5 years my senior, moving into his new apartment, while looking my most attractive (which, apparently, is clothes soaked in 8 hours worth of sweat and salt, a messy pony tail and dirty trail shoes). Had I not looked so desirable, due to running, this man would not have asked to go running with me, and we wouldn't have had an incredible 7 miles together through the redwoods, or so many incredible runs since then. We also would not be able to have our most incredible journey yet - a very important walk down Trojan Point.
Tomorrow morning, Ed and I head up to Mt. Tam for what can't help but be our most incredible, memorable, beautiful, wonderful trip to this mountain yet. We'll stand in front of a small group of friends amd family, and (hopefully) be able to look out over the pacific ocean, the rolling hills, and even San Francisco in the distance, and pledge our love to each other. And then we'll celebrate.
Marriage is such a funny thing. Ed and I have been existing in roles for the last two years that I always assumed were exclusive to marriage, so part of me wonders about the kind of change that will happen in our relationship after we say our vows. Some changes I know, like our last name (which is a very amazing, unconventional decision that I'm excited about), and sharing a checking account. However, I don't quite know how we'll change emotionally, how our feelings will differently develop once we are officially each other's family. I can only imagine great things, based on how well these past almost 3 years have gone. But, even if little changes besides what I've already mentioned, I will be thrilled, because our relationship now is so wonderfully perfect, that it's hard to imagine how it could be improved.
So, I don't know what will happen after Monday with us, but I do know that I am marrying the man of my dreams. I love him more than anything, and I can't wait to dedicate my life to him at my favorite place in the world.
Ed and I last weekend