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So…. I’m Engaged!

So back in October 2009, when I ran the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, a wise friend told me to run it fast because I had a first date that night. A first date with a guy I had met on my birthday, a few days prior to the race. I remember running the race and being so happy and so excited that the race was going so well and for my date that night. (This screen shot was taking much after we started dating and his nickname was baby b, embarrassing, I know, but the text was from the Day of the Marathon)

I was late getting ready because I couldn’t move since I was pretty sore. We went to a restaurant that I’d never been to before, McKennas, and both ordered the same thing. The salmon. For some reason we both talked a lot about visiting the Aquarium and randomly enough, at the end of our date, since we ordered the fish, we got free tickets to the Aquarium. We visited the following Sunday. We fed the Lorikeets and since then I have been smitten. I can’t even put into words how much fun I have with him and I haven’t talked about him online because I didn’t want to share EVERYTHING online. But now, he is my everything! Perhaps you remember me posting a picture from the LA Marathon last year. One with a fireman at mile 19, right before mile 20. I shall jog your memory with said picture.

This is my FIANCE (he also said he is not french and will not use that word and I’m not really into it either) and at this picture we had been dating for about 5 months! What! I can’t believe it. He proposed Wednesday night. He got the ring that day, at 3 pm and told me he didn’t want to be in charge of it so he had to get rid of it asap, and he wanted to do it before dinner so he could eat. Such a him thing to do. That’s my biggest concern. Feeding him FOREVER. He is always hungry! BUT he is also a GREAT cook! :)

He came over to pick me up for dinner, just a normal day after tutoring and told me we were going to El Torito. I wasn’t into getting all dressed up for El Torito and was a bit pouty. He says we can go wherever and I get ready and we stop by his house to drop off my passport for our trip in August with his family to Europe.  WHY THIS HAD TO HAPPEN BEFORE DINNER WAS MAKING ME ANGRY. I get out of the car and he takes FOREVER to get to the front door and I’m standing there about ready to ask him what is taking so long during this 20 foot walk to the front door and then he taps my shoulder and says, “This is for real,” and gets down on one knee and says, “I’m not good with words but, Danica, will you marry me?” I, of course was normally my awkward self and replied, “Are you kidding me?” Then I don’t really remember anything after that, but I just held the ring up and looked at it. Then he says, “Yes or no!” Of course, I said “Yes!” and started crying. I seriously can’t believe it. I am the luckiest girl ever and can’t wait to marry him! He truly brings out the best in me, makes me laugh constantly and this past year and couple of months has truly been the greatest time of my life!

He is a firefighter and he has been running with me recently! He works out a lot and has gotten me into the gym and he’s the one who got me into swimming. It’s awesome to have someone to run with every now and then but he is not into running a race just yet. He doesn’t like the whole concept of paying to run some where. :) He is a great guy though and I am so, so happy! I seriously am in so much shock. This wasn’t suppose to happen until next year!

So here are a few pictures of us from the past of us that you probably have never seen :)

We’ve gone to the zoo.

I went with his family to Canada!

In Canada at Bushard Gardens.

We both LOVE the Angels!!!!! (and he doesn’t like the Lakers, hoooooray!!!!!)

We’ve gone to a super chilly high school football game. How we ended up there is still a mystery to me.

We went to Portland with one of his friends and their family.

Which was where he came to his first race to watch me run. How loving!! Besides LA, but he was working so it wasn’t like he was a spectator, he disagrees with this ;)

This is on our way to a Kings Game with friends.

And this was on 2-2-11! Holy Moly!

I am still in shock and so excited. I am also so excited to be able to finally introduce him to my bl0g! We have no idea when/where/how we’ll get married, but it will be in 2012.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

(and I’m not going to post a picture of the ring, but if you want to see it, email me (danica@chicrunner.com) and i’ll send it to you. :))

xoxo

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