To make up for last Thursday’s short post, today’s Thursday Thoughts is extra long! Maybe not extra long, but definitely longer than last week, and I have a lot of pictures to share!
I went home over the weekend to spend some quality time with family. Mom was a bit under the weather, so I ran with my best girl on Saturday, which happened to be PI DAY! Shay and I ran 3.14 miles in celebration. Sunday I ran 5 miles, then picked Shay up for another 2 miles. Happy Birthday to Shay, who turned 9 years old yesterday!
Later on Pi Day, I went to lunch with Mom and my aunt Leann and cousin Ava, and of course, we had pie for dessert. Delish. After lunch and pie, Ava and I went and got pedicures. Ava was even lucky enough to get a mini-manicure. We had a fun afternoon of pampering and girl talk, and got a snowball also!
My Running Buddy Pouch came in the mail too this past weekend! Running Buddy was awesome enough to send me a complimentary Buddy Pouch, and I accepted their request to become a Brand Ambassador for them. I truly love their product, and I’ll be sure to write a post this weekend about the company and my ambassadorship. You can read my review of the Running Buddy Pouch here, and check out their website here.
While I was home for the weekend, I seemed to acquire a little orange and white shadow named Gordon This little one followed me around and slept with me all night on Friday night, and for a bit of the night Saturday night. He likes to burrow and snuggle under blankets or in between pillows. He sure is adorable.
I missed Jasper while I was in Hays, but James sent me a few pictures to make sure I knew he was ok. I love when he turns his head upside down, his little fangs hang out in the most adorable and deadly way.
After I got back to KC, Jazzy was sure to sniff all over my shoes to see where I went while I was in Hays. Notice my sweet new Adidas Ultra Boost shoes! I bought them (partially) with my gift card that I won from the KC Running Company Martin City Groupie run night a couple weeks ago.
On Tuesday night, I went to the speed workout at KC Running Company. It didn’t turn out to be much of a speed workout for Amy and me, because Amy was a badass and ran a trail half marathon last weekend and was still recovering, and my right glute and right hamstring have been giving me some trouble the last couple weeks. We ended up running at a nice tempo pace, a bit faster than we are used to, but definitely the progression run that was on the schedule. That’s just one more reason I love KCRC, they are SO accepting, encouraging, and AMAZING! Read my other reasons why I love KCRC and the Groupies here.
I also have some throwback pictures to share today. These are from WAY back. The top left is Michelle, me, Bethany, and Elise, at homecoming (I think) our Freshman or Sophomore year. The top right is from middle school or high school (?) from a band trip to Estes Park. I also found all of their senior pictures (L to R Michelle, Bethany, Elise) while packing up some boxes the other night. We all look so young, so innocent!
Last night, I made it back to yoga after missing a couple weeks, and it was a tough class.. kicked my butt! Tonight, I’m going to the Groupie run with KCRC, and Iron Tribe Fitness is incorporating some crossfit training into the run. That should be fun, I’m sure I’ll feel it this weekend!
Did you celebrate Pi Day or St. Patrick’s Day?