Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Proposal

I love the way that Ryan proposed! I couldn't have asked for anything better, it was perfect.

We went to Boston April 17th-April 21st. Ryan ran the marathon on Monday, April 20th. That's him the red shorts and black singlet, black arm warmers.

Shout out to the running nerds out there, here's the women's elite at mile 10 in Natick, MA. Kara Goucher is in the middle in the front row of runners.

Here's the men's elite:

Ryan Hall is in the middle of the pack.

My Ryan ran an absolutely amazing race. He placed 158 overall, out of about 25,000 runners. He PR'd at 2:38:46, about 6 minute miles. He is really hard on himself, and even he was thrilled with his time. Everyone was ecstatic about his race (everyone being me, his parents, his best friend, and his best friends wife).

After the race, we went to the Sam Adam's brewery. It's actually their research and development facility, where they test all of their new beers.

After the brewery tour and tasting (yay!), we headed to Hopkinton, MA, where the start line to the marathon is. Ryan wanted to get some pictures here, and I wanted to see it anyway, being a running nerd myself. Someday, if I get good enough, I will be crossing this myself. I would love to run Boston.

We took lots of pictures, and Ryan said that he wanted a picture of a certain street sign. I thought it was kind of odd--it was a pretty non-descript street sign. So across the street we went to take the picture. I took it, and Ryan started hugging me and saying these really nice, sweet, things. It didn't strike me as odd until he kept saying these wonderful things, and before I knew it, he was down on one knee! How he got down on one knee after racing 26.2 miles, I don't know, but he did it. He did say it hurt, though! Of course I said yes, and his parents, best friend, and best friend's wife (who were all across the street documenting this for us) starting cheering. I was teary, and Ryan started hugging me again--I was very close to falling over, so this was a good thing. We hugged for a long time. Then Ryan holds the ring up and says "Would you like to put this on now?" It was everything I wanted the proposal to be, times 1000.

That's us right after he asked me, when we had both calmed down enough to pose for a picture. I love the grin on his face.

Not even 24 hours later, people were already asking us when we were getting married. What is that? I think that has been the biggest surprise in terms of being engaged--people expect big plans to made, fast.

The ring! He did so good.

I used the tutorial on Weddingbee to take the ring pictures, and if I can do, then anyone can--trust me.

How were you proposed to, or what is your dream proposal?

1 comment:

  1. Aww! Nothing beats a good a marathon love story! :o)


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