So why is this blog called “The Running Wedding Planner… I mean all I’ve blogged about up to this point is all of the races I’ll be training and walking in. Right? What on earth does any of this have to do with Weddings, planning them or being a planner? And why the “Running” Wedding Planner, if I don’t run. Well the hope/goal/plan is to learn how to become a runner. Yes that may sound silly to many of you out there, but running properly and running races is serious business. I have worked over the past 7 weeks just to get my walking pace and technique down. Who knew walking a 16 minute mile would be so hard? I didn’t, but I knew that I couldn’t figure it all out on my own. And yes 16 minutes to walk 1 mile is slow in comparison to a lot of people out there, but it’s an improvement over where I started so I’ll take it.
I have completed 2 official races and 1 bonus race in the beginning that we participated in as a team (our Team in Training walkers and runners completed the race) near the beginning of this training season so that we could get an idea of where we were starting from. I will be blogging about them soon so stay tuned!!!
Back to the wedding planning part of the blog name and journey. several of you know (and for those that don’t I’m sure you’ve guessed it by now) that I am a wedding planner! I own and operate a wedding planning business with my wonderful mother and we love what we do! We love all of the beautiful things that have to do with weddings, but we also love that we get to be part of such a wonderful day in people’s lives. We planned for years part-time for friends and family and for friends of friends, then we decided to make it an official business and go full-time! It has been a learning and growing experience for both of us.
We are very fortunate that we can work together and for ourselves. Our business (called Wedding Bells of Ky) is family owned and operated and we are proud of that fact. We joined a local network of wedding vendors at the end of 2010 and we’ve been super busy since then with all of the bridal shows and meetings and appointments that have resulted from those shows and we couldn’t be happier!!! We have many ideas on where the company will be headed over the next few years and it’s a very exciting time for us.
Thanks for joining me on my journey thus far and I hope you will stay with me. I vow to be a constant fundraiser to help provide the research that will some day find the cure for cancer!
If you feel in your heart that you would like to donate to my fundraiser (s) I sincerely appreciate the thought and the support. I am currently raising money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Team in Training. Donations can be made through the following link: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ky/KYDerby11/kcarman
Until next time,