Some articles I research, like the one on when it’s appropriate to let kids use public restrooms alone, scar me for life. (My boys are going to have to deal with me standing with one foot in the men’s room door and hollering at them to sing the ABC song while they pee until they’re 20.) But other stories I get to write are so fun, inspiring and awwwwesome that they have me grinning for weeks. My latest slideshow for Shape magazine on Runaway Brides is definitely one of the latter.
For engaged couples looking for something more “them” than a cookie-cutter mega-wedding or a bare bones Justice of the Peace affair, there’s a new movement afoot. And feet have everything to do with this new trend. Couples everywhere are incorporating their love of fitness into not only their life but their nuptials. To read the stories of three real-life runaway brides (and grooms!) and get your daily “awww” on, keep reading on Shape.com.
Also, Gym Buddies Allison, Megan, Turbo Jennie, Jeni and I are the #1 story on Shape today with my simple-yet-still-a-good-burn beach workout. The shoot was definitely one of our most memorable ones (I got to pull a drowning toddler out of the lake – thankfully not mine but it really shook me up) and we ended up with a ton of outtakes. Here are my faves (I saved the very worst for last… can’t believe I’m posting that one):
Our sturdier beach ball floated away so I was stuck trying to do a pike push-up on a 99-cent inflatable.
“I’m all out of love! I’m so lost without you!” Gym Buddy Megan gets her own 70s LP cover! Groovy!!
Gym Buddy Jeni has her game face on.
It’s really hard to take group jump shots.
Really really hard. Although I think Jeni’s just been saved.
And when we finally get a shot with most of us in the air? It’s blurry.
Peekaboo! I see you too, Turbo Jennie!
This is funnier when you know that right before this was snapped Turbo Jennie yelled, “Check out that camel toe!!”
Our staging area right outside the vilest public bathrooms ever. We lead such glamorous lives…
Allison provides the entertainment.
“Yes honey that IS where you came out! Now go to Auntie Allison!”
You guys. I am Unintentional Jesus. Am still waiting to be struck by lightning.