Michele Arias took this photograph of her new engagement ring while walking along the beach at Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica.
Michele Arias took this photograph of her new engagement ring while walking along the beach at Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. Courtesy of Michele Arias
Michele Arias took this photograph of her new engagement ring while walking along the beach at Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. Courtesy of Michele Arias

Théoden Janes has spent 12 years covering entertainment and pop culture for the Observer. He also thrives on telling emotive long-form stories about extraordinary Charlotteans and — as a veteran of 20-plus marathons and two Ironman triathlons — occasionally writes about endurance and other sports.