Well done, little GoPro. Really well done.

“Are You Serious?!”

Date: December 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 129

“Are you serious?!”

That was the second thing I said on Friday — on the top of a mountain in Oahu as the fiery sun was lighting up the Pacific Ocean — when Brian got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Eventually, after a sufficient amount of questioning him and freaking out and shedding a few very happy tears, I also said yes.

Well done, little GoPro. Really well done.

Well done, little GoPro. Really well done.

Beyond getting a lifelong duathlon relay partner and someone to obnoxiously ring a cowbell at every bike race, I’m not sure Brian knows what he’s in for. I give him a ton of credit for making this trip unbelievably special, and also for proposing in the 6 AM hour while I was wearing workout clothes. Because that seems about right, right? And then we got massages. And then we got cheeseburgers.

But seriously: Wicked excited, super surprised, very happy, and a little sunburned. More details to come if you’re into that sort of thing. But for now, back to basking in this vacation for the next few days.



And don’t tell my mom because she will yell at me, but the first thing I said when I realized Brian was proposing: “Shut the f*** up.” Forever classy. (Brian is proud of this because I was essentially super nervous and speechless and he did not think it was possible for me to ever be speechless.)

Aloha, mahalo, namaste, OMG!

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