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by Janetha on September 11, 2011

in fun with friends,love life

yesterday was a whirlwind of wonderful. three fantastic events, all jam packed into one happy little saturday with an awesome date: 9-10-11. let’s take it from the top.

run & roll 5k.

kristen has some serious power over me. even though i said i wouldn’t pay to run anymore, she has roped me into doing the dirty dash (in less than a week!) and she also convinced me to run a 5k yesterday.

it was for an awesome cause. kristen is a physical therapist and works with a lot of wheelchair-bound people. this 5k wasn’t a typical 5k. there were runners, walkers and rollers! it was so awesome to see so many arm bikers and wheelchair racers (pardon my lack of better terminology–is that what they are called?) anyway, all proceeds went to the utah independent living center.

ready to run!


i wore my vibram five fingers, which i am still loving. this was my first time running a 5k outside in them. it was actually a lot different than on the treadmill because of all the pebbles and rocks.  plus, that whole having to propel yourself thing is a little pesky ;)

i have no idea how fast i ran the race because times aren’t posted, but i do know i came in third in the women’s running division.


i went home, ate a huge protein pancake and conked out with these two. i was so tired!


after a two hour nap, i woke up even more tired than when i laid down. why, naps, why?!

i quickly cleaned up and headed to kristen’s so we could head up the canyon.

mountain wedding.

allie & tyler got married at brighton ski resort at the base of milly. it was very appropriate, because tyler lived in a cabin at brighton when they started dating and this location means a lot to both of them.


it was raining on our way to the wedding, but it cleared up just in time for a beautiful ceremony!


after they sealed the deal, we took it inside to eat, drink and be merry.


here’s the happy couple, making sure to find time to EAT. something i really regret not doing at my own wedding.


want to know something amazing? the food at their wedding was catered by the same caterer as at my wedding. do you know what that meant? i got to try all the delicious food that i didn’t get to try at my own wedding! i was so flipping stoked. sorry if you were at the wedding and got sick of listening to my overwhelming excitement, ha. i was probably ridiculously annoying. what can i say, food gets me worked up.


i am SO bummed that marshall wasn’t there to try the food. well, i was bummed that marshall wasn’t there, period, but after hearing people rave about the food at our wedding, i know he really wanted to try it.

the reception was great!

there was cake..




garter & bouquet tossing..


and lots of fun times with friends…


i have lots of tall, beautiful friends.


hahahahahahahaha. hahahahahaha. i am real short. and she is real tall. and has heels on.


kristen & rory, the best of the best!


my partner in crime. and running. and weddings. and birthdays.


my friend clint came all the way from australia!


me + the bride.


isn’t kaia the cutest? you have seen her on here before. kaia is allie & tyler’s adorable 3 year old. she was NOT stoked.




congrats to tyler & allie.

birthday bash.

after the wedding, kristen and i headed to poplar to celebrate michelle’s birthday.


more random shenanigans! it was a great time.


happy 26th, micheller!


when i got home, i cuddled up with p&r, grabbed a bowl of cereal and turn on 127 hours. i have been wanting to see that movie for awhile, but i only made it about 20 minutes in before crashing. maybe next time, james franco.

hope everyone is having a nice weekend. be back later with the sugar game answers and winner!


1. married folks: what type of venue did you have for your wedding? single folks: what type of venue do you want to have for your wedding? i got married in a greenhouse, it was tropical and beautiful—as an added bonus, we didn’t have to buy any flowers.

2. have you ever ran a race? do you like races? i have participated in my fair share of races.. it’s fun to cross the finish line and the energy is always great.. it’s that whole running part i could do without.

xo. janetha g.

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lynn @ the actor's diet September 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

i got married in a movie theater in nyc! i bought my flowers that morning from a bodega around the corner.

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Sorry that Marshall was out of town – I always love going to weddings with Travis because you’re reminded of how truly awesome marriage is!! Kristen seemed like a pretty great date though.

Allie September 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Loved this post and all of the pics! I may have to steal some of them ; ) I especially love that I have a glass of wine in my hand in every single one, ha. Love you loverboat, thanks so much for being there to share our special day! xoxo

Lee September 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I got married in a hotel. Both the ceremony and the reception were there. The ceremony was outside on a terrace.

I like your picture with your tall friend! How tall are you?

Sable@SquatLikeALady September 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Lynn’s wedding venue sounds SO FLIPPIN’ COOL.

Max and I have been married for over 2 years and still haven’t had a wedding. (We got married in TX when he was in the military and always said we’d have a wedding ‘someday.’)

I LOVE love love all these pics!

Katie September 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Oooh what a fun weekend! I love weddings – I get so nostalgic for my own. (Which was in a church…reception at a country club)

And I’ve run in many races – but like you, I’m kind of sick of paying for them!

Good job on 3rd place – that is awesome!!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) September 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Congrats on a great run. Fantastic pics of the wedding. The bride and all the guests looked gorgeous!!
I got married at a hotel with the ceremony being outside by the water, then cocktail hour in a different area outside and finally the reception indoors. It was exactly what I wanted and luckily the weather gods (sort of) smiled at us (it was cloudy but didn’t rain… even though it was supposed to!).
Yes, I’ve run races. And I’m over them :)

Lori September 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

What a fun day! I haven’t done a race in almost a year as I stopped running for a while. I kind of like them, though.

We got married outside in Boulder Colorado in an outdoor ampitheater. Risky because of weather possibilities, but we had a perfect day. We had our reception inside (which was our backup wedding venue).

Erica September 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

What a fabulous day!! The bride looks gorgeous-love her hair. And so glad you got to sample the food! And congrats on third-whoooop! We had a formal wedding…we wanted to run away to an island ;). I have two races coming up! Yikes

The Delicate Place September 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm

bravo on your 3rd place finish! aww she looks gorgeous at her wedding! i love weddings :) i got married in an old farm estate: it was so beautiful, we had the ceremony and reception on the grounds. they decorated it beautifully with organic looking arrangements ( i hate formal fussy florals) and white lights twinkling around the old white interior with rustic hardwood floors. i want to do it again! races? if it’s for a good cause i like it but i hardly enroll myself for the ‘fun’ of it as i don’t really enjoy running all that much!

katie September 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Ahhhhhhh! Loving the girls time! I bet it was nice to just have a girls weekend, BUT yes poor Marshall missed out on the food that he didn’t get to have at his own wedding :p

U looked adorable btw, and you are the most beautiful shortest person I know and love! hehe!

xoxo <3

Joey September 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I haven’t run any races yet but just signed up for a half marathon! Ahh!! Looks like you had a fun time :)

Mary (A Merry Life) September 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I’m getting married in a backyard. It’s simple. :)

I’m meh about races. I like them well enough but don’t have a crazy passion for them. I like triathlons better than just plain running races too.

fittingbackin September 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Nice job on third place in the vibrams! Love the wedding site and her cake is so pretty – the pics are great – especially the one of you and your tall friend. hehe My venue was a big country club ball room – hardwood floors, high ceilings, walls of windows – loved it! I’ve never run a race!

Jess@atasteofconfidence September 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

It’s great you were able to try the food. And great job in the race!

Eden September 11, 2011 at 5:06 pm

wow, i’ve done NOTHING this weekend! i’m so drained from my jet lag and i’m just really good at not doing anything in general.

ge ready for a JAM PACKED weekend in october!!!

sofia September 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

a wedding at brighton?! how lovely! glad you enjoyed, and got to eat the food you missed at your own wedding. I woulda been super excited too :)

Back in the day I ran a bunch of races… it’s been a year and a half since my last! sigh.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I’ve probably run 250 races in my life. There was about a 5 yr stretch where Scott and I ran a race EVERY WEEKEND of the month, or at least 3 a month. It was just what we did on Sat or Sun a.m.’s and it was so fun. We didnt stress. At all. We just ran. We had the time and energy so we entered races and I loved it.

And our wedding. $299 Las Vegas special baby! Got married in a hot pink Betsey Johnson dress, pink plastic ring, fake flowers, and a 24 exporsure disposable kodak camera. And they said it wouldnt last. That was 10+ yrs ago!

Love the pics of the bride. And the tall/short shots! :)

MelissaNibbles September 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

The wedding looks like a blast. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Heather Yourex September 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I’m engaged and have no interest in planning a wedding… lol! It just stresses me out. I’m thinking my venue might be a justice of the peace. Soooo romantic :)

Tiffany September 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Nice job on the 5k! That wedding looks like so much fun–I especially love the cake, very chic.

If I was to get married, I would want something private and outside. And by private I mean like two or three people there. The whole reciting the vows in front of a big crowd isn’t my thing and as much as a ham I am, I dont like attention on me.

Lauren September 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

This is definitely an epic weekend! Congrats on the 5k!!! And your friends wedding looks like it was a blast. What a gorgeous bride. :)

So glad you enjoyed a fantastic weekend my dear. <3 you!

lindsay September 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm

busy fun filled weekend! OUr wedding was in Kona on the beach in front of an old plantation house. We were both living in kona at the time so it was small and intimate and a party! love it. We ate lamb (cause the hubs is a new zealander) and of course seafood cause we were in hawaii. Man, I ate that food like no other. I remember it like it was yesterday!!

Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats September 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Great race girl! :) I love the photo of you with all the tall girls! That wedding looks absolutely beautiful.

When I get married, I think it would be really neat to have it at an outdoor setting with the mountains in the background.

Running races is a blast. Now that I have a few more under my belt I don’t get as nervous anymore and that makes it so much better!

Holly @ The Runny Egg September 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Great job on your 5K!

Our wedding was super small — family only — and was at a nearby hotel. They have this cute little fireplace corner where we had the ceremony, and then we went into their small banquet hall for dinner and cake. It was just the way I wanted it to be!

cathy September 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

ooo, these photos are fabulous!!! i love all the happy people!
noticed your skort + vibrams right away – awesome! glad they worked for you for the 5 k!
ski resort – awesome! the tall vs small pics are a hoot!
looks like some serious birthday hoopla – awesome!
bowl of cereal…awesomest! i’ve been wanting to see that movie but am scared of the arm scene!
hope marshall is home soon!!!

Allison September 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Haha, the picture of you with the other girls is cute :P I can relate, in the opposite way, I’ve always been taller than all of my girlfriends and have towered over them [I’m 5’11”]!

Beautiful wedding, love the brides dress! I’d love to do something similar at my reception with the hanging lanterns… Glad you finally got an opportunity to taste your caterer’s food!

Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. September 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Sounds like a crazy day!! Congrats on 3rd place!!!

I got married in our church, but we held our reception on our farm in one of our barns. It is right next to our log cabin that we renovated so it was really special. Plus we could do whatever we wanted there and didn’t have to pay a rental fee! It was the best day ever :)

Shannon @ Her Dog Blog September 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Go you in your VFF’s! I have the same pair and love them dearly!

BroccoliHut September 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

What a beautiful wedding! I love, love, love the cake.
I’ve run several races, but not within the past year or so due to injury. I can’t wait to start participating again!

Erika - The Teenage Taste September 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Sounds like SUCH a fun and action-packed weekend! Congrats on getting 3rd place in the race – AWESOME! :-D

Naomi(onefitfoodie) September 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

oh what a fun wedding!!! did you take some goodies home for marshall to try?!?!

omg that pic with you and your friend is amazing!! im ALWAYS the shorty too!!! my friends always are taller than me…we shorties stick together :)

I have no idea what sort of venue I want because I want it to be be a perfect place for US and I havent met “him” yet hehe

sarah September 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I want my hair to look like Allie’s for my wedding! Gah, so prettttty.
I can’t run, I’d rather die. But I love the short/tall picture haha :) What a fun filled weekend!

Meg September 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm

My husband and I got married in SLC! Right in the Salt Lake temple. It was awesome.

You won’t regret watching 127 hours. It’s a little slow, but not bad considering it’s about a guy stuck in one place for so long.

Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm

What a fun weekend!

I got married in the StL temple, so beautiful!! Our receptions were both held outside and each had ‘our’ touch to it! Lots of lights, lanterns in our colors, and good food, and cake!! I got to eat a little at both, but i wish I had had more. Sad face. :(

Love a good wedding!

Nicole C September 12, 2011 at 12:22 am

I am not married and really never pictured the day. Beaches always sound nice, then again so does the mountains. Really though, I would prefer to go to Europe with whomever it may be and just get married, no one needed to be there. Maybe one day.

I have done some 5ks and 10ks but never finished by running. I have a goal to run a 5k this year. The duathlon I did was pretty fun too, crossing the finish line was the goal, not the time it took.

Julia September 12, 2011 at 1:00 am

You had a jam packed and awesome day!

Wedding venue: Tyler and I got married in a church and had our reception at a community center. It was much nicer looking that it sounds. Newer building and a room with lots of windows. I hear community center and think hideous old Elks Club style building haha.

And racing. I’ve done a few including a half marathon and full marathon. I really don’t get down with paying to run either. I’m running the Nike Women’s Marathon (half this year), but that comes with a big bonus of a Tiffany necklace at the end which is pretty much why I am doing it, and because it is a day before my birthday. I don’t think I’ll be doing any more races in the next few years, unless they are super cheap, short, and just for fun.

Tara @ Sweat like a Pig September 12, 2011 at 1:28 am

That dress is stunning! Quite similar to mine, maybe that’s why I like it :) My husband and I got married in May last year. We had a really intimate ceremony with only 20 guests, and 15 at the reception. We held the reception at our favourite restaurant in the city, and all our food was cooked by Michelin star chefs – including our amazing cake!!! Best dessert I’ve ever had. I can’t imagine NOT eating the food at my wedding!!

PS. I really didn’t like 127 hours that much. I think it could have been done so much better i.e. as a documentary with the real footage!

Sierra September 12, 2011 at 5:27 am

Our venue was an amazing old Southern house in Charleston that was built in 1811 and restored beautifully. Its a National Historic Landmark and the perfect place for our special day.

Laura (LunaChickRuns) September 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

Congrats on 3rd place!!

I got married outside overlooking Lake Michigan, and the reception was in a hall at the same spot. It was a gorgeous day.

I love racing! It always hurts during the race, but the feeling afterwards is amazing!

Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 12, 2011 at 8:25 am

Congrats on the race! That is awesome!

The wedding pictures are beautiful! I love the cake! :)

I’m getting married at a country club! Our ceremony will outside on the deck overlooking the golf course and the reception will be in their ballroom. I can’t wait! :)

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

Congrats on running a 5k in your vibrams! I’ve done trail running in mine (you definitely feel every pebble) and a little on the treadmill, but now I want to run in a race just to wear them and see if it makes much of a difference! I’ve run a bunch of races in my lifetime, but this is the first year since 2005 that I haven’t done any. I think I feel the same- just don’t feel like paying to run this year!

We actually kind of got married twice. One of my our mutual friends got ordained and performed both “ceremonies.” The morning of our wedding, we had a private ceremony along the lookout of one our of favorite hiking trails, which was just us and our parents and our dogs :) We didn’t plan what we were going to say to each other, we just figured we’d know. In the evening of the same day we had our wedding at a vineyard in Virginia and it was amazing! Luckily, the weather was perfect, which is iffy for July around here (we have HUMID summers). It was a quick ceremony and then a big party with amazing food and wine and beer and DANCING. And I definitely made sure that I ate. :)
It all went by so quick- wish I could re-live it all!

Lindsay September 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

I am 9 months away from my wedding. We are having it at a typical (for around where I live) wedding place. It’s a gorgeous place, plus they supply the food, tables, cake, chairs, etc.. The only things I have to bring are my cake cutting knife and server, favors, place cards, and toasting flutes.. ( I think that’s all anyways). I couldn’t imagine having to worry about renting tables, linens, and hiring a caterer.. It would have been all too much for me.

I often hear brides and grooms saying they didn’t get to eat at their weddings.. I hope I at least get a bite hear or there. But I expect to be busy the whole night.

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad September 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

Oo congrats on the race!!

I love weddings. My wedding was super chill – basically a summer barbecue. At the end we all ended up jumping in the pool ;) We got married at the Quaker meeting I grew up going to and then had the reception at my parents’ house (big beautiful side yard, with a big white tent).

Maggie September 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm

1. i got married at a country club with views of mt wachusett (it was in massachusetts) and it was beautiful!
2. races, ick. not for me.

finally, i wanted to tell you i LOVE the turkey meatball recipe with feta and basil. so good, i just made a ton and froze them, too. i also added a whole green pepper to the food processor which gave the meatballs a great flavor as well – that’s a good recipe to experiement with – thank you!

Lindsay@ biking before bed September 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I haven’t run an organized race since high school but I’ve debated doing some again. I have done some organized bike rides lately. I love the energy of having so many people riding with you. And the rest stops take all the planning out of riding. All your food and water is right there for you! Last ride I did a boy scout literally served me a cup of Gatorade on a tray. What service!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

What a jam packed day! Third place in the run?! Congrats speedy.

We got married on officers row which is filled with crazy old huge historical houses. Kind of fitting because we both love old houses and own one built in 1913. We also live in it too :p

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) September 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Popping in late…
We got married twice – actually 3 times. Once at a court house in Santa Barbara secretly because derek was an illegal alien and we had to make him legit. Second time at my mom’s house (everyone thought it was the first time though) and third time in England in a church next to a steam railway where we had the reception tootling up and down the tracks- awesome. and about 18 yrs ago!! egads one of our anniversaries is coming up!!

jessiker September 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hahaha. We have so much in common, you don’t even know.. Quite a similar situation :)

Pure2raw twins September 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm

what fun times!! this only makes me look even more forward to Lori’s wedding!!!! ahhhhh

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