[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]My collection of
crowned jewels jewelry has grown to include three very important items since January 9, 2011: two marathon medals and one very sparkly engagement ring.
Truth be told, I expected (and hoped!) that Nick and I would get married. I guess that’s what happens when you find your better half in the world: you hope that, somehow, that person will be by your side for always. Regardless of my hopes and expectations, I was completely surprised when Nick proposed to me on the roof of our building that Friday night in early September. I cried like a total goober. I was so overcome by the excitement of our future together, that I could not even begin to think about a ring, too. Goodness gracious. It’s been on my finger ever since. Except when I’m at boxing. Totally unsafe.
While my marathon medals pale in comparison (and significance, obvi), I am still quite proud to have them in my jewelry box. If you had told me that I’d have both of these suckers in my possession this time last year, I am not sure I would believe you. Mostly because I still didn’t believe someone like me could be a marathoner. Let alone a two-time marathoner. And a resounding hell naw to being a two-time marathoner contemplating a third.
What a difference a year makes. Training for and completing both races took a tremendous amount of effort and time, but above all, it took believing in myself. And a lot of Gu.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Congratulations to everyone who ran the Disney half, full or Goofy Challenge this weekend! 🙂
- Ooh! A Downton Abbey-inspired cake
- Is it too soon to begin thinking about Valentine’s Day?
What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?