How to Propose to a Runner

*photo notes bottom of post.
Last weekend (October 1) Owen asked me to marry him. But he sure had a hard time getting to that question. Because of my running. Friday night he asked if I would go for a walk. I informed him that I was running 7 miles so NO, I didn't have time or energy for walking. I came home to a nice dinner, but needed to stretch before eating. I went to bed early.

The next day he asked if I wanted to go to Portage Bay to get pancakes. I almost said later because I needed an easy 4 before the next day's 10K. But the thought of those carbs pushed the run out of my mind. The fruit bar! The pancakes! The whipped cream! The pancakes! Paaancakes...
After I loaded up on the vegan banana pancakes I was one happy little runner. Ready for a walk to the Ballard locks. And ready to answer an important question.

So the key to any runner's heart: pancakes. Pasta might be a good backup plan too.

(This is a silly picture Owen's friend took of us on the 4th of July this year)

The ring (having a mini photoshoot in Colorado)

* The top two photos are the day we got engaged. The bottom one is the locks on a much sunnier day :)


  1. congrats!! and it looks like a gorgeous ring. That picture of the two of you is adorable

  2. Yay! I'm so happy for you guys!

  3. Congratulations!!! And I LOVE that your running made it hard for him to pop the question :)


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