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An Extra Special Christmas

This past week has been a bit of a whirlwind. I didn’t really plan to take a week long hiatus from social media, but right before Christmas, something completely unexpected and incredibly exciting happened.

On December 21st, EC took me up to a small town in Vermont that we both love and asked me to marry him.

LB&EC Engagement

The proposal was so perfect in every way. And the fact that it happened right before Christmas, my absolute favorite time of the year, made it even more special. I still get tears in my eyes when I think about it (yes, I’m a cheeseball). I was able to celebrate with EC for a day before making the long trek out to PA and celebrate with my entire family – who hasn’t been all together since my sister got married last June.

So this year, I’m feeling especially cheesy and excited about all the greatness that is to come in 2012. I am thankful for the many blessings in my life, and looking forward the new adventures of next year.

I know I don’t share a lot of my life details with all of you, and so for those of you that read Health on the Run to follow my rambles about training – don’t worry. This isn’t going to become a wedding blog. I may be chronicling some of the planning elsewhere, but we’ll see. The fact of the matter is that I can talk about running all day long to anyone who will listen. I can look at every day for the next 4 months and know exactly what I need to do to make sure that when I toe the line in Boston, I am ready to run my heart out.

But when it comes to planning a wedding? I’m clueless! I’m not one of those girls that has dreamed about her perfect wedding since she was 5 years old. I don’t even really know where to begin. All I know is that I want to spend my life with EC – beyond that, the rest is just details.


I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for being such a huge part of my life this past year. I am thankful for each one of you who reads this blog, and excited to share the adventures of 2012 with you all.

Regular running chatter will resume soon. Boston training has begun!!

76 Responses to An Extra Special Christmas

  1. I love you LB :)

  2. Congratulations on your engagement!! Enjoy this very special time with EC!

  3. Congratulations, how wonderful! One blog I found helpful, creative and different when I planned my wedding is this one: http://2000dollarwedding.com/ (the blogger has kept updating since her wedding and the arrival of their son)

  4. Congratulations! What an amazing early Christmas surprise :)
    Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans´s last post ..Work Out Wednesday: 2012 Race Plans


    I also would LOVE if you blogged about wedding planning along with the boston training and other running!

  6. Congrats, Lauren! So happy for you! I’d love to follow along with your wedding plans just as much as your Boston training. In fact, it’d be interesting to see how you balance the two :)

  7. Ahh! Lauren! Congratulations! That is wonderful news! Happy wedding planning!
    Brittney´s last post ..A Merry Christmas

  8. Aww, congratulations Lauren! I’m so happy for you both. This is a beautiful moment in your life…enjoy everything about it.

  9. Congratulations!!!! Such a beautiful post!!! I would love to follow your wedding planning – how fun =)
    Hope you and your family and fiance (yay!) had a wonderful holiday season!!
    Michele @ nycrunningmama´s last post ..Hardest part of being deployed

  10. Congrats lady! So happy for you and EC! Although I’m not currently blogging I still am reading and had to comment after reading the wonderful news!

  11. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! SO EXCITING!!! <3 congrats girl, so happy for you both!
    Aron´s last post ..Running in Tahoe

  12. [...] shame, and only with sheer excitement and giddiness that I’m spending this weekend celebrating the engagement of one of my favorite strangers from the internet. Who after a few trips to Boston, a 200 mile [...]

  13. Congratulations! So happy for you!

  14. CONGRATS, LAUREN!! You and EC make such a beautiful couple, and I know wonderful things await you both! Congrats, again!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  15. Congrats on the engagement!!! A great place for wedding “inspiration” is Pinterest. And I can totally relate to not dreaming about your wedding since you were 5, but it’s fun to do it now! =)
    Evi´s last post ..Christmas Vacation on a cruise ship!

  16. [...] like normal humans with plenty of champagne and wine, we felt it was truly important to celebrate Lauren’s engagement and Emily’s no-longer-broken-foot like real runners: in race form. Real runners celebrate on [...]

  17. [...] got decked out in Team Watermelon colors, the official racing look of the future Mrs. EC and hit the road to warm up with some of the power walking we’d be employing throughout the [...]

  18. Sorry I’m about 8 billion years behind on blog reading/commenting, but I wanted to say congratulations! Good luck with the planning! I know it can get a little overwhelming (especially the guest list…that’s been the most challenging aspect), but at the end of the day I just remind myself it’s the marriage not the wedding that really matters. I’m really excited for you!
    Amanda @ Running On Waffles´s last post ..The Safety Dance

  19. Congrats! We just got engaged in July and I feel like I’m in the same boat – I really didn’t even know where to start! But, planning is fun – enjoy it!

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