Monday, July 12, 2010

running on cake

cake topper (n.) - a cute decoration that goes on top of a cake. also known as a very tough decision that cannot be made months in advance, and must instead be shopped for at the last minute and rush delivered.



originally i was thinking about birds to tie in our invitations, or horses as a nod to the year in kentucky, but when i was shopping on etsy last week i came across these and i couldn't resist.



the cake lady better put the bride in the "lead".
i am not a) losing or b) chasing after a boy! :)


these little runners are made by heather boyd. she was very easy to work with and shipped them out immediately. i am hoping to turn these into christmas ornaments or something after we devour cake; they are too perfect to just be stored away. she also makes little bicyclist figures, hint hint to you cyclists/triathletes out there ;-)

week in review (7/5 - 7/11)
total miles: 13.35 (major fail)
time spent running: ~ 2 hrs 04 mins
avg hr: unknown. still didn't feel like wearing the strap.
avg run pace: 9:21/mile
off days: 5... good lord lindsay.

my new trend: two weeks at 30+ mpw and then 'cutback' to 10-15mpw. wouldn't want to overdo it! technically i only had 4 off days. i biked again on sunday when i slept in and it was too dang hot to attempt a run (i haven't been sleeping well at night, so i cut myself some slack at getting up early -pre sunrise- this weekend). also, my mac got fixed under the warranty. the hard-drive crashed and they couldn't recover anything. thank goodness for backblaze.

sunday (7/11) am bike ride: 27.40 miles, 1:53:40 (still ~14.5 mph)
same route, no improvement.

48 comments:

  1. Best cake topper ever! And to think I went with stoopid flowers.

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  2. That is the coolest cake topper ever!!!

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  3. haha cute blog post title for this! and i love the caketoppers!!!!! adorable! and yes *must* put the girl first. i don't think i knew that your fiance was a runner too?

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  4. I love it! Very original and cute.

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  5. Those are the cutest things ever! Makes me want to get married all over again. Err... maybe not.

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  6. Simple and cute. Those are so much better than all of the extravagance that you see!

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  7. I celebrate your decision, very nice.

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  8. That's a fantastic way to top a cake.
    I once photographed a wedding where the bride (a marathoner) wore her favourite running shoes with her dress, instead of heels. Function before fashion I guess!

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  9. Let me be the 47,000th to say "I Love the cake topper!" But I do. (Ha! Get it "I do" in a wedding stuff post? Hoo! I crack myself up!)

    It is so cute and I love to see touches in a wedding that are truly representative of a couple (i.e. you not losing nor chasing the boy) :)

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  10. LOVE it!!!! so cute and perfect :)

    ugg the last couple weeks I have been having a hard time getting the miles in to... its ok we will get there :)

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  11. Adorable! And I never wear my heartrate monitor strap...

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  12. Ohmygosh. I want those. Not that there's a wedding in my near future. But I want those anyway. Perfect find!

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  13. Love your cake toppers. They are so perfect and Christmas ornaments after is a great idea.

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  14. just so cute!!!Love them!!!man you run pretty fast!!!had to say hi

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  15. Hey Lindsay! I was just starting to compile the CEP entries... as always, yours cracked me up. You know you won my last compression sock giveaway, rigtht? Geeez you are so demanding. ;)

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  16. Cute toppers...did you say cake!!! Ahhhh!

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  17. 5 off-days sounds like my kind of training week.

    And, I totally appreciated your 'review disclaimer' in your previous post.

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  18. <3 the cake toppers and your 'conditions' haha.

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  19. Love the cake decorations. And they better have Josh run after you, of course!

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  20. Perfect cake toppers! I think they are so appropriate and fun!!
    I like your new running trend. My recovery weeks are usually 4 weeks apart, maybe that's too long. Good luck!

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  21. Yeah, that's perfect for you! Best cake topper ever!

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  22. I love this! the cake lady better put the bride in the "lead".
    i am not a) losing or b) chasing after a boy! :)

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  23. I totally agree with the rest of the crowd! Love those cake toppers!
    I wonder if I could get those in a kettlebell move!!!

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  24. Awesome cake thingy or whatever. I think you have something going on with the whole Christmas tree ornaments thing. Glad to hear you got your mac fixed. What I would do with a cake topper like that is affix it to my car antenna. WhooHoooo! Have a good one Lindsay and best wishes. My wife and I are actually getting married in the PH next year so her family can be there, and so Loredel can have nice PH wedding. I will have to show her this. Hehehe

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  25. You both have a great idea... Funny cake topper and I hope forever!

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  26. Oh my word! Love the cake topper! Don't worry too much about the mileage...you're planning a wedding. It will reset itself and you'll be back to crazy miles!

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  27. ADORABLE! Seeing this made my morning!

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  28. I totally love this cake topper!!!

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  29. Sweet cake toppers (pun intended). Any idea what y'all are doing for the honeymoon? B and Bs are most-definitely worth it especially if you read the Trip Advisor reviews.

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  30. love the cake toppers - adorable!

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  31. I love the cake toppers! I would so want those in my wedding cake :). Even though my fiance's not really a runner, I can always outrun him, hehe :).

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  32. Oh wow! That is the best cake topper I have ever seen!!! And I totally agree...you have got to be ahead.

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  33. That is the COOLEST cake topper EVER. We did a sheet cake with a phot of us and Bobbled head with out photos standing next to them.. Wedding decisions can be FUN!

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  34. I dig those cake toppers. My bride wouldn't have gone for them.

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  35. OMG, that's the best cake topper I have ever seen. Makes me wanna get married again. Well, not really. I'm so jealous you'll be eating cake soon!!

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  36. Ah Freakink-doorbell
    Those cake toppers rock! Original- 177%! And you besta' be puttin that girl in the lead!:)
    For our wedding cake (the Mr. made a lil mini one for us at home) then for the guests we took our selves to the local grocery store, bought 10 totally different flavored cakes (raspberry, cookies and cream, choc, vanilla, lemon etc) then we topped them all with different vintage cake toppers(snow white scene, 2peeeps lounging on the beach, dinosaurs, old west, pirates) oh, and who could forget the random Indiana Jones cake...

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  37. Those are too cute!! I love them!

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  38. Love love love those cake toppers!

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  39. Holy COW I love the topper! That is the cutest ever!!!

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  40. Wow, those toppers are amazing! So much better than all the other toppers I have seen! Such a good idea!

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  41. you lost me at cake! good to see you are getting in that wedding plannin' spirit!

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