This weekend was my first weekend without any running obligations. It felt good to do a quick four-miler and get ready for my friend Ashley’s wedding.

I met Ashley through the running crew at Fleet Feet, and we clicked even though she’s a little younger. It was great to watch her marry her best friend. I won’t lie. I cried.

Beautiful wedding. So happy for these two! • #ericplusashley

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Ashley moved to Charlotte, last year, which is tough because I miss her. Luckily, I am thrilled that we’ve been able to stay connected. She came back to Raleigh to run the first 13 miles of my marathon with me. (Our dear friend Lindsey cheered us on! She and her husband were at the wedding, too.)


Love you, Ashley. Thanks for inviting me to share your special day! Eric plus Ashley 4evah!