Friday, January 29, 2010

Less Than Two & Pushup Challenge!

Happy Friday bloggies! I meant to post last night but I got home from a delicious sushi dinner with my friend Laura around 8:15 and was literally asleep by 9. Party animal! Laura is leaving next Thursday for her destination wedding in Maui; I am so excited for her! We had a lot of wedding-related items to chat about. Speaking of weddings, this past Wednesday was the two month mark. Which means there is 1 month and x days to the wedding.... holy! On March 27th we will be getting married here:


I looooove our venue! I was sold on it by the photographs alone, but it's even more impressive in person! I had a task list of everything that still needs to be done, which I seem to have misplaced. Uh-oh. This week I mailed in the remaining deposit owed on our venue, and made appointments for the following:
  • Meeting with caterer next Monday to go over final menu options
  • Meet with organist at church next Tuesday to go over ceremony music
  • Scheduled bussel (sp) appointment for dress- somehow I magically don't need any alterations!

I also have to print out mailing address labels, because our invitations (finally) came in the mail! Yippee! They are really gorgeous- I'll post pics once I assemble them. I have a feeling it is going to get very old tying the bows on the invites.

For whatever reason I am most looking forward to assembling the out of town bags for our guests that will be staying overnight in the hotel. We are going to do a lot of Saratoga themed items. What would you guys want to see in an out of town bag? We are going to include Saratoga water, Saratoga potato chips, gatorade and tylenol (for the next morning ;)), some cookies, chocolate and maybe some coffee. Would you guys recommend anything else? If you are married, what was your favorite wedding to-do to handle?

Last night's dinner was great. However, it slightly interfered with my training plan in the sense that I was scheduled to run 3.5 miles. Instead, I took it as my rest today (as opposed to today) with the plan of running the 3.5 today after work and then running the 7 as planned tomorrow. However, my train to Long Island (I'm visiting one of my oldest friends for the weekend, yay) leaves at 8:05, which means I have to leave the house at 7. I'm not a morning runner, nor do I think it is the best idea to do my longest run ever in the morning. So I'm thinking I will run the 7 tonight after work and forego the 3.5... I feel really guilty about it. Do you think this will make or break my 14k?

Speaking of the 7 miles, thinking about running them on the treadmill or the track makes me want to cry with boredom. I've come up with the master plan of running on the treadmill until I get bored (at least 3.5 miles) and then finishing up on the track. Does that still count? It better! :)

In my last post I mentioned that I did 50 pushups- mind you, this was 5 sets of 10. It would be awesome to do 50 in a row. My ultimate goal is 30 for right now, since I already met my goal of 20. I've been able to complete so many pushups because of the 100 pushups training program. The premise of the program is to do an initial test to see how many pushups you can do. Based upon that number, you follow a level based plan doing five sets of pushups three times a week. For instance, if you can complete less than five pushups, you follow the sets indicated under level one. At the end of each week you move on to the next level. When I first completed this program, I repeated weeks 2 and 3 twice. I repeated week 4 I don't even know how many times... by the end, I went from being able to doing 3 pushups in a row to over 20, completing 80 pushups in a workout.

Since I haven't been focusing on my pushups as much, I'd like to reintroduce the 100 pushups challenge into my life.

100 Pushups Challenge! source

Starting on Monday, I'm going to begin at week 1 and follow it to a "T" until the wedding. It is a great challenge in the sense in that it adds strength training to your life and doesn't take up much time! You can easily add it to the end of any workout. Let me know if you want to join the challenge with me! If so, leave a comment and I'll compose a google document for everyone to add their pushup stats to. Here's to doing 30 pushups in a row! :)

Like I mentioned earlier, I'm heading to Long Island this weekend to visit my friend Nicole. We are going to hit up some of the wineries down there- I can't wait! Do you have any fun weekend plans?

Have a great Friday!


  1. We included disposable cameras in our gift bags, and the guests really liked them! But then again, we only had 35 guests (destination wedding)! Sounds like you already have a great bag together!

    That pic of the location is just BEAUTIFUL! It's going to be lovely!

  2. I want to join the pushup challenge! I can literally only do TWO in a row on my toes!!

  3. With that many pushups you will have killer arms and back in that wedding dress. it will look awesome!

  4. I love love the picture of the venue! Seeing all the details is a lot of fun. I am getting very excited for you!

  5. In our gift/guest bags we had Advil, water, some healthy snack bars, safety pins, itinary for the weekend, and a phone list

    Less then two months to how exciting :)

  6. Your venue looks gorgeous! You must be excited :)
    I read once that as long as you run the long distances, you should be fine with your race.
    Keep us updated on the push-up challenge! I've worked my way up to 30ishh...

  7. Hi Katie,
    Wow that place looks absolutely beautiful!! I wish that I could of had my wedding at a place like that!! You must be getting so excited for your up and coming big day!

    Dang Katie, I am so jealous that you can do 30 push-ups in a row! I am still at the wimpy number 5:) I hope that you have a great weekend!

  8. Wow, that venue looks incredible! So gorgeous. :) And less than two months!!! How exciting :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. That venue is amazing! Where are you getting married?

  10. That venue is wonderful! It is so pretty! In our hotel bag we put the typical water and snack food but also items that relate to the location. Our wedding was about an hour+ from both families' home towns.

    I enjoyed picking out flowers. I hated assigning tables for people to sit at.

  11. Gatorade and Tylenol in the bag is so funny and awesome!

    I sometimes do half my run on the treadmill and then get off for like five minutes and stretch and do the other half. I think it still counts and it breaks up the run.

  12. I want to do the pushup challenge with you!!!!

    Mom don't feel good today :(

  13. The one push up challenge rocks! I finished it in December and it totally made me love push ups :) I'm on the 200 sit up challenge now. The push ups are definitely much harder than sit ups.