Thursday Thoughts: May 21

I’ve got another Thursday Thoughts for you this week!  Last weekend, Amy and I ran the Scout Strong Challenge Half Marathon at the Kansas Speedway. You can read my race recap here. We were lucky the rain held off, but for each of us, the race was a disappointing one.  We are now looking forward (read: dreading the hills!) to the Hospital Hill Half Marathon, which is in just over 2 weeks!Photo May 16, 7 23 51 AMAfter the half marathon, I went to a bike shop and picked up some stuff to clean up my bike, air up the tires, and oil/grease the chains.  My poor bike has been sitting out in the weather for nearly a year, and it desperately needed some TLC.  Now that it has a little shed to live in, and also since I live right on the trails, I really want to get out and ride it more.  I’ve seen so many people biking while I run not the trails, and I want to join them!  I also have been doing a lot of thinking about reassessing my goals and will be adding in more cross training and strength exercises.  I wrote a post about my revised goals, and you can read about them here.

Later Saturday night, Amy and I saw Pitch Perfect 2, which was really fun!  I loved the first one, and couldn’t wait to see the second.  I think I will see it again, hopefully this coming weekend, with Mom and Kristen.  Saturday night and into Sunday morning, it RAINED and RAINED and RAINED! I cannot believe how much rain Kansas City gets, compared to western Kansas.  Insane.

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Tuesday night, I went to Ladies Night at KC Running Co., and won a pair of shoes!! How exciting! I have been really lucky when it comes to winning shoes from KCRC! I won a pair last fall, for wearing a KCRC shirt to a race, and I won a pair from the KC Track Club at the New Years fun run, and then won a $100 gift card from KCRC at a fun run in Martin City, which bought part of my Adidas Ultra Boosts! This time, I won a pair of 361° shoes! I’d never heard of the company, and apparently they are a huge company in Asia, and are coming to the US with a whole new line.  Runners World has reviewed the Sensation, which is what I won, and the shoe will be featured in the summer shoe guide magazine.  I’m thrilled to have won these shoes, and look forward to trying them out.  I’ll be sure to write a review for you!

With all the rain, and the cooler weather we’ve had over the last week, Jasper’s cat grass has been turning into a cat grass jungle.Photo May 20, 8 25 33 PMI’m super excited for this weekend.  Kristen is flying in tomorrow, and it’ll be the first time I’ve seen her since Christmas! We will drive to Hays for the long Memorial Day weekend!  I’m hoping for a relaxing weekend of time spent with family, some nice running with Mom and Kristen and Shay puppy, and good food and snowballs! PLUS, it’s my birthday on Monday!

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day!

2 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts: May 21

  1. Will you buy me some lottery tickets, please?

    I’ll see you at Hospital Hill. I’ll be a monitor somewhere on the course, keeping you from making a wrong turn after your brain has shut down and you’re running on heart alone.

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