365 days, a photo shoot and more packages

Yesterday was exactly ONE YEAR or THREE-HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE DAYS until our wedding day!  And then I’ll be a Mrs and have be a real grown-up.  Eep!

Let’s go back to the beginning of yesterday when I received two packages…The first one was this yellow umbrella…


and the second was this box of MaxiFuel products as part of my fuel support for winning Operation Ultra.


Along with the FUEL parcel I received on Wednesday, I’ve had some pretty great packages so far this week and it’s Dan’s birthday this week, not mine!

I carefully packed away the MaxiFuel products (after sneaking one of my favourite bars…YAY!…They had the flavour we tried on the training day!) ready to be tested over the coming week.  This week my training seems to get much tougher…

Mon: Core work
Tues: 75mins including 15mins at marathon pace (3min jog recovery) and 4x4mins at threshold pace (2min jog recovery) and 15mins at marathon pace
Wed: 45min recovery run and core work
Thurs: 75min very easy run
Fri: Rest
Sat: 70min run including 5x5mins of continuous hills (90sec jog recovery)
Sun: (AM) 2hours very easy run (PM) 30mins very easy run

And then, with it being one year exactly until our wedding day, we set out to take some engagement photos to use on our Save the Dates.  One of our friends was originally going to take them for us, but couldn’t make it so we were inventive in our own little way and used the timer and tripod with my Canon 1000D the best way we could!  As I mentioned the other day, we had ordered the umbrella so that we could create our Save the Dates How I Met Your Mother style!

We both quite liked the style and soft colouring of this Save The Date that I found on Pinterest


Unfortunately the light wasn’t as good as it has been in previous days but here are our top three shots.  All unedited at the moment but whichever we go with with be played around with for hours in Photoshop before being declared complete!  And all of my runner’s tan lines will be blended in a lot better than I have tried to do myself by mixing up my tops the last couple of weeks!



Afterwards I wish I’d done more with my hair than put it in a ponytail.  I had a flower in it, but you can only really tell in the last photo.

Which do you think is the best photo?… I’m leaning towards the last one, where we are stood looking over the lake.  I like the second one; on the gate too, but it looks a little bit too much like I am about to fall off!
We might go and take some more pictures next week yet as this was rather an impromptu change of plan for our shots!

8 thoughts on “365 days, a photo shoot and more packages

  1. I think the last photo is absolutely beautiful, but obviously you still have plenty of time to experiment if you feel there might be something you’d prefer.

    Looks like a cracking double workout on Sunday – I did a few of those in the winter when the weather was so bad it was difficult to get in the mileage all at once at certain times of the day. I thought I’d hate them but they were actually quite enjoyable :)

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    1. It’s the one we’re going to go with!
      The only thing about splitting the workout up into two is all of the extra washing in the week! Not sure I’d feel comfortable getting back into the same sweaty, smelly clothes from the morning! Haha!

  2. Though all three are lovely photos, I like the last one. It looks really peaceful and romantic looking ahead into your future (sorry, that was exceptionally cheesey).
    Woa what a week of workouts! Two runs in one day as well, hardcore.

    1. Sometimes cheese is the way to go! Dan often comes out with very cheesey one liners, so that fits perfectly and is the one we’ve decided to go with!

  3. Am going to go against the grain a little on this one but I LOVE the first one! The sky looks amazing (and would even look more fabulous with some photoshop) and I just love couples on benches… Because I can fast forward in my mind an imagine a cute elderly couple on the exact same bench… Maybe that’s just me and my romantic mind though 😉 Love the incorporation of the yellow umbrella – both unique and cute :)
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    1. We’ve decided to go with the third one, but this one and #2 will make it into our pictures around the card table on the day. I like the thought of growing old and sitting out on the same bench. You do have a very romantic mind! :)

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