Thursday Thoughts: September 11

Last weekend, James and I and a close friend went to a wine and painting bar.  It was so much fun! We drank wine, and the teacher walked us through how to paint a fall tree.  Definitely something we will do again!! (Side note: How great does James’ new beard look? I love it!)

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It has been just great getting back in touch with our friend, we were friends in college, and kind of lost touch for a few years.  Since we moved to KC, we’ve gotten the chance to hang out a couple times, and I, for one, have very much enjoyed it, and can’t wait to do it again!

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There are several painting bars in the area, and it seems to be the new “thing” to drink wine and do “art,” I think there are wine and pottery classes in the area too.  The place we went to was called Pinot’s Palette.  I recommend trying something like it if you get the chance, it was a fun way to spend the afternoon.

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The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here lately.  The temperatures have dropped, and the fall weather is here! Amazingly enough, my running has been GREAT lately, my pace has actually dropped about 45-50 seconds per mile!  I’ll certainly take it!

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Jasper has been loving the weather too, he’s got to spend more time outside, and has been stalking bugs.

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At the KCRC Groupies run tonight, I had the chance to try a pair of Altra Zero Drop running shoes.  I’d never tried any other brands besides Saucony, Brooks, and Nike.  They were very different than the Saucony Kinvara’s I currently use, but I really liked them.  I will keep them in mind when I need a new pair, and I will at least consider the zero drop shoes if I don’t pick Altra.

Speaking of KCRC, I LOVE THE KANSAS CITY RUNNING COMPANY!! They are some of the nicest people I’ve met, and the entire atmosphere is fantastic.  Before the group run, I picked up my packet for the Plaza 10k this Sunday, it’s my first bib with my name on it! I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ll be sure to post a recap after the race.

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Can you believe 9/11 was 13 years ago? I wrote a short remembrance piece this morning.  It is nice to see the outburst of American Flags and patriotism, and I wish there would be more patriotism present during the rest of the year, not just on holidays and days of remembrance.

DAD, Happy Birthday tomorrow!! ❤

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