Since You Last Saw Me (The Good and The Bad)

Since the last time I posted (June 8 – my wedding day, yes I blogged on my wedding day yet can’t seem to find the time on basically any other day ever), my life has changed pretty dramatically. It ranges from the good (I’m married!) to the bad (I spent two hours crying at the doctor’s office with excruciating rib pain yesterday!).

Here’s a quick list of what’s been going on in my life, both the good and the bad.


The Good

I got married

Dori and friends - wedding photobooth

I went on my honeymoon in Bermuda

I went on a glass bottom boat

I had my first couples massage

I found Rainbow flip flops for $15

I got Dori color*

I did yoga on a point overlooking the pink sand beach at sunset (honeymoon photos TK when I stop being lazy)

This was my view from my room in Bermuda

View from The Reefs - Bermuda

I moved to an amazing duplex***

Larry somehow got even sweeter and cuter

LQ cute bed

I don’t have to wait until my rib heals (see The Bad below) to “jog,” as long as I am not in terrible pain

I made use of my apartment building’s pool

Dori's apartment building pool

I ate the best brunch of my life – by far

I got bangs

Dori's bangs

I’ve been nonstop listening to and changing the lyrics of every song from the wedding CD we made for our guests to be about our dog

I got a new last name and email address.

The Bad

It was too windy both days we tried parasailing in Bermuda

Twitter denied my request to claim inactive username @dorigray**

The wedding credit card bills won’t pay themselves

dori wedding dance

I am suffering an excruciatingly painful rib injury caused by the violent cough I had the days leading up to my wedding

I haven’t taken Refine since June 17 (my only class since June 7)

I haven’t gotten to take any Refine outdoor classes that I was missing like crazy from last year and so looking forward to

I haven’t run since June 28 (my first run in months), even though I paid a coach for the month and I am supposed to be marathon training

I have to wait until my rib heals before I can take Refine again

By the way, I still have that neck injury

I am terrified about losing my muscles and strength that I worked so hard for at Refine

Edited to add: Without exercise as stress relief, I’ve become a bit of a schicker

The $15 Rainbow flip flops caused a blister


*doesn’t qualify as a tan, but it is something

**does anyone have a contact at Twitter?

***technically I move the day after the post is published, but I didn’t want to interrupt the flow


What’s good and bad with you?



10 comments on Since You Last Saw Me (The Good and The Bad)

  1. Laura
    June 25, 2013 at 11:56 am (5 years ago)

    The good: I love running. The bad: I hate running. Your post is hilarious! Congrats on your marriage!!! And don’t worry–I paid off my wedding debt after like, 2 years :) I miss you at Refine but wishing you a speedy recovery and hopefully I’ll see you soon. That rib damage sounds miserable. You have had some bad injury luck lately which means, according to the laws of probability, you are in for some really good luck very soon!
    Laura´s last blog post ..I Have Thoughts about Running

  2. MelissaH
    June 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats Mrs. Gray!

    The only bad things are exercise related so I think you’re doing pretty wonderful. There’s more to life and more to YOU than your exercise routine <3

    • Hannah
      June 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm (5 years ago)

      Hey Dory :)

      I totally agree with Melissa here – almost all of your list of the bad things are about your body/exercise routine – and there is so much more going on in your life and about you than just those things. Just a friendly reminder :)

  3. Andrea
    June 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Yay Dori!! I’m so happy and excited for you (well, for the good stuff, anyway). Congrats on your wedding. You look great in your dress, and the bangs rock. Drop me a line in email and let me know how everything else is going.

  4. Sam @ Mom At The Barre
    June 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats on the wedding-you look lovely in the pisc. The good things definitely trump the bad! Also, I’m loving the bangs!
    Sam @ Mom At The Barre´s last blog post ..Body Conceptions by Mahri

  5. Missy
    June 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm (5 years ago)

    You look so good with bangs! I need to go to your pool so we can take pics and pretend we are 20 again. I hope you get better soon…I need you at Refine with me! And I need this brunch that you speak of.
    Missy´s last blog post ..Scholarship to IIN

  6. HEAB
    July 2, 2013 at 8:27 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Dori,
    Popping into say congrats on your marriage. I loved your wedding dress – you looked so beautiful! Sorry about the rib injury – it will heal. Just try and be patient with yourself and focus on the positive. You are married with an adorable dog and a great pool. :)
    PS – Rainbows are the most comfortable flip flops….AFTER you break them in. Just got my first pair, and everyone told me you might get blisters in the beginning, but so worth it later on. Plus, they will last a long time.

  7. Amber
    July 3, 2013 at 10:57 am (5 years ago)

    I missed this post last week. Do you still need a contact at Twitter?

    LOVE the bangs.

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