… in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (aka Cape Cod)

In 2016, I’ve had my share of epic weekends. Running 2 PRs two weekends apart definitely counts as awesome, but this past weekend may go down as the best weekend EVER.

On Friday we piled in the car for the trip up to Cape Cod for an exciting weekend getaway, and while we spent the WHOLE DAY in the car, it was worth it. Saturday morning I woke up nice and early and headed down to the canal next to our hotel for an absolutely breathtaking run. It was one of my best unofficial 10K times, and I swear I smiled the entire time, getting greeted and waved at by every other happy person that passed me.

But while the run was fantastic, the rest of Saturday was what we were really there for: my best friend since like, birth, was celebrating her 10 year wedding anniversary with… get ready… a Star Wars Costume Party Vow Renewal.


I could go on – and I will – but let’s just let the pic speak for itself for a minute, shall we?

That’s right: 10 years ago I got to be her maid of honor, and 10 years later I got to dress up as my favorite Star Wars character and walk her down the aisle once more. It was EPIC. Get ready for picture overload!


The Emperor, Leia, Rey, BB8, and Yoda ❤


Family Portrait time!


All the Rey’s and BB8’s in one photo


The Emperor gave a beautiful ceremony.


Three Rey’s vs. one Kylo? No contest!


Cutest. Topper. EVER.


Rey + Kylo 4EVR


The Rey’s getting ready for the ceremony!


Leia and Rey share a moment ❤


THANK YOU for dressing up, Hubby!!

They went all out on the theme, and it was so cool to see everyone get into it with their own home-spun costumes.


I helped with centerpieces and the lightsaber decorating table – and Obi Wine Kenobi even made an appearance:

I spent a lot of time creating my costume pretty much from scratch, and I was SO excited to wear it that I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the day. I’m seriously the most excited for Halloween that I’ve ever been, just because I get to wear this costume again. I may even look into being Rey on the weekends for kid’s birthday parties.


The best part: they rented an inflatable gladiator jousting arena, where they held some of the most epic battles I’ve ever seen!


The match ups were hysterical: Rey vs. Kylo Ren. Maz Kanata vs. Han Solo. Hoth Leia vs. New Hope Leia. Palpatine vs. Rey. Anakin vs. Obi Wan… and one particularly dirty Rey vs. Leia battle that ended in a TKO and so much laughter that we couldn’t get out of the arena and watched some battles tucked away in the corner:


It was honestly one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. I love this chick with my whole heart – she’s been around for longer than anyone else in my life (except my parents) and it makes me sad that I don’t get to see her as much as I can. But getting to celebrate with her and her husband and the rest of the family was pure joy, and I can’t stop smiling just thinking about it!

How about you guys – what did you do this past weekend? Have any epic non-running plans that you’re excited about? Share in the comments!

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