I can’t believe July is almost over! At the beginning of July, James and I moved to KC! We have been busy getting settled into our jobs, routines, and new home. A couple weeks ago, my parents visited for a couple days, and we at some BBQ, explored the city a little, and caught a Royals game.
First, we went to Oklahoma Joe’s, the original restaurant in a gas station. We waited in line for about an hour, and it was worth it, but I was starving by the time we got to the front! James and I recently went to Jack Stack BBQ, and we both agree that Oklahoma Joe’s is the winner between the two. We definitely have lots more BBQ to try though!
The next day (yes, I’m wearing the same shirt, don’t judge me!), I took Mom and Dad to my new favorite little pizza place, Pie Five Pizza Co. Capital D – LICIOUS! It is like a Subway or Chipotle, but for pizza, they make it right in front of you, then it bakes!
Later, Mom and I ran in the neighborhood. There are fountains everywhere, and I just love them. I have ran by this fountain several times, and there is usually a slight misty breeze coming off, which feels amazing.
We saw the KC Royals play (and lose) to Detroit that night, and it was a lot of fun, even though they lost! I don’t remember the last time I went to a Royals game, I was a little kid! Mom and Dad got us tickets in Gordo Nation, which was a really fun atmosphere, but unfortunately Alex Gordon didn’t play that night due to an injury. It really a great night spent at the K with my parents, and I hope James and I can go to another game sometime.
Not too much else has gone on these past few weeks, lots of balcony sitting, lots of exploring the neighborhoods, and lots of hot and hilly and humid runs. Jasper is acclimating very nicely, he really loves going outside. He also loves having his windows to watch the birds.
I have officially begun training for my second 1/2 marathon, which will be here in KC in October. My first 1/2 marathon was this past April, and was also quite the experience, but I can’t wait to do it again, and hopefully do better! Kristen and Mom will come for the race, and all 3 of us will be racing together. This summer has been really tough for training and consistently running, so I’m sure the race will be very challenging, and I sure have my work cut out for me in these next couple months. I’m sure I will have a post or two about my training as it continues.
James’ parents are visiting this weekend, and we will spend some time out in the Legends area, which will be fun! It has been nice that family has visited, makes it feel more like home. Things still don’t feel 100% real yet, even though this is the 3rd full week (for me) of living here. I’m not sure when it will completely feel real, maybe another month or so?
Last minute good news, I received a call today and accepted a new position with the State! I will still be working in the same office, but will travel among the region to prevent and detect Child Care fraud going on in the area. It will be a great new endeavor, and a new challenge for me. I am looking forward to starting this new chapter with the State.
I’ve seen lots of school supplies already in stores, I really can’t believe how quickly this year is passing. How’s your summer been?