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Wedding belles

9 Jan

Congratulations card in hand I walked to the post box as a warm up.

The card is for Kev and Han a pair of very good friends I went to university with who are now engaged. They are part of a group of which has remained close since graduating – but they are the first of us to do anything as grown up as agree to wed.

I reflected on how frightening it is to feel the tide is turning as I began my run. As my mum said sagely when I mentioned the news, “you’ll all be dropping like flies now.” How romantic.

Jogging across the field I realised that a Venn diagram is the best way to describe my feelings on the situation, so inspired by fellow Janathon blogger Cake of Good Hope and her ground breaking work with pie charts I drew one.

Ta da!

"Soon you'll be dropping like flies"

The Venn of fear and weddings

Crossing the main road and starting a gentle climb I wondered to myself if they’d set a date yet, and if so when Hannah would be starting the inevitable wedding diet.

I should make it absolutely clear that she looks fantastic, cycles everywhere, has a great bum as a result and most definitely does not need to contemplate losing weight.

Having said all of that, every other woman I know who is engaged is now on a wedding dress diet – without exception. No matter how lovely they all look – which must be very lovely as someone has been suitably impressed to propose to them.

One Janathon twitter type @herrygilly has gone as so far as to sign up to run the Liverpool half marathon four days before she walks down the aisle.

Pace flagging slightly and feeling a bit puffed out as I ran the slight uphill section I wondered if – in the event of me becoming a fiancée – I too would capitulate and take to the Ryvita?

I’d like to think not, but then as a stitch threatened to develop as I chugged along the final strait I realised I was fooling no-one, not even myself – of course I’d resort to some kind of Weight Watchers misery. You have to look at those pictures for the rest of your life.

I mused on the possibility of employing photoshop to do the dieting for me as I did my stretches, but then my expertise in that department is sadly limited (you don’t want to know how long that Venn diagram took).

I could enlist the help of an airbrushing expert such as twitterer @knittingpenguin, but then I may appear with giraffe features and wearing a Swiss hat at a jaunty angle – yesterday she revealed:

I used to spend far too much time photoshopping hats on creatures.

I was underworked in a badly paid job. My boss accepted that I was developing skills of a sort.

Marital diets and white weddings aside, it was great to get out and run again after being ill since Tuesday. Bring on the rest of Janathon.

Distance: 2.08 miles
Time: 0:21:30
Pace: 5.8mph / 9.3kmh

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