MM: January 16

Once again, I didn’t take too many pictures last week! I have a few to share, though.  KC was expected to get hit with a huge ice storm Friday/Saturday/Sunday. I really was getting tired of running on the treadmill so many days in a row, so Chris and I went to KC Running Co. to run outside Thursday night. Brr it was so cold! We got a few miles in before the storm that never really came.

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Friday, work let out early (again, because of the ice storms that never actually showed up!) and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run.  Usually I take Fridays off, so it was a bonus run last week!

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Saturday, Chris and I got so much adulting stuff done, and Jasper spent some time tending to the plants.

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We spent a fair amount of time cuddling and chilling on the couch.  Saturday night, I I was the pillow for the boys.  Sunday afternoon, Jasper and Chris shared a nap.

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The weather was kind of crappy, drizzly and kind of icy (not nearly the catastrophe that was forecasted) so I opted to run inside. I wanted to get a quality long run in, as I haven’t had a good quality long run in a while.  I managed to get all 10 miles in, only stopping twice to refill water and reset the treadmill! 10 miles!

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The rest of Sunday was spent relaxing, watching football, and eating pizza.  Have a great week, friends! Stay safe in the wintery weather!

5 Year Runniversary!

Happy 5 year RUNNIVERSARY to me!

5 years ago, I took my first steps as a runner.  If I remember correctly, I ran 1 whole minute, 6 times, with a decent amount of walking in between.  I’m so glad I made that decision to lace up my shoes and give running a try.  I had tried to run before, but always got defeated.  5 years ago, my mind was in the right place, and my body was ready to push.  My journey may have developed slowly, but I am so grateful I am able to run and am continuing my journey.

In the 5 years I’ve been running, I’ve done 12 half marathons, 1 duathlon, and countless 5 and 10k races.  I’ve met some of the most wonderful people who are so dear to me.  I’ve run happy, I’ve run angry.  I’ve solved many issues by running and breathing and being in the run.  I’ve run to heal a broken heart, and I’ve run to fall in love again.  I’ve had several injuries and setbacks, but more importantly, I’ve gained so much confidence and life through running.  Without the ability to run, and without having my running life as a daily part of my life, I don’t know who or what I’d be.  So happy runniversary to me; I can’t wait to run to celebrate tonight!

Here’s to the next 5 years, and more!

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He Asked Me…

Happy Monday! I have only 1 photo to share this week, but it’s my favorite picture ever!

Last Friday was Chris’ and my 6 month anniversary.  We had reservations at the Melting Pot in the Plaza to celebrate. First of all, the Melting Pot was delicious! I highly recommend the chocolate fondue, for sure.  Secondly, the entire experience was lots of fun, a great date experience, and a great start to a great night.

Once we got home, Chris had a couple things planned and then he asked me to marry him! I am not quite sure that I actually said the word yes, but I am pretty positive I managed a few nods yes.  We had talked about our future quite a bit over the last few months, and knew we wanted to be together.  We were both so excited, and couldn’t stop smiling. We called our parents, siblings, and a few friends before calling it a night.

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For those of you who know me well, you know it was difficult for me to want to venture out and try online dating 6 months ago. I was scared of never finding anyone again, after getting divorced in 2015.  I had honestly never even dated… I met my ex-husband in high school and things developed very slowly into dating, engagement, and marriage.  I was scared to try again, and almost more scared to succeed.

When I met Chris in July, nothing felt scary or awkward or difficult. Everything felt right. For the last 6 months, everything has felt so right.  I can honestly say I’ve never felt this way in my life before.  I don’t regret getting married before, and though I wanted to fight for my marriage at the time, I do believe everything happens for a reason, and my marriage and divorce have helped shape me to the person I am today.  Without the struggles I have gone through, I never would have been in a position to meet Chris.  Without Chris’ struggles and the things he’s been through to bring him to KC, he never would met me.

I am so happy and beyond thrilled to move into this next chapter of my life with Chris.

WE’RE ENGAGED!!