This past week, well, mostly the weekend, was a busy one! I’m going to share a bunch of pictures, and just give a sentence or two to explain each.
Last Monday evening I had a great run and weightlifting session after a visit with the chiropractor.Tuesday ended with a 4+ mile killer track workout, followed by a killer rain shower 10 seconds after we finished our run. Love running with these people.Thursday was a beautiful evening for a run, again, with some of my favorite people to run with. Also, I’ve mastered the mid-run group selfie, and I’m pretty proud of my skillz.Thursday night I picked Thayne and Kristen up from the airport, and our first stop was Oklahoma Joe’s for some delicious BBQ. Thayne texted me countdowns for several days leading up to this meal.Friday morning, Kristen and I got up WAY too early, in order to run with Amy before we went to Hays. I’m sad it’s staying dark later, but we had to utilize my trusty headlamp for our 3 miles at 5:15am.I drank too much water before and after our run, and had to stop and pee twice on the way home. Had to take a #reststopselfie with Kristen.Got a pedicure with Mom and Kristen shortly after we got to Hays.Had to hug Shay puppy for several minutes before she stopped crying. I miss Shay puppy every day.We went to visit Grandma and Granddad, and meet their new baby boy, Tiger. Side note, how fitting and adorable is it that his name was Tiger before they adopted him? Granddad now has a kitty, and the kitty now has his Granddad.Friday night, Mom gave us our new Sparkle visors, and we wore our matching Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas shirts and tried to take a picture to commemorate our little Vegas adventure. Kristen makes it impossible to take a picture. We have signed up for the 5k and the Half Marathon in Vegas, which should make for a super fun long weekend in Vegas, while we “Run the Strip at Night!”Oh, Gordon. Such a dapper young man.Saturday morning, we had a fun little run.Ava and I enjoyed our snowballs and some playground time while we watched Thayne play in the Hays High Alumni soccer game.Followed the game with a Q burger.Finally got to see Jasmine and get a Bubble Tea; I’ve missed her the last few visits to Hays.Spent some more time with Grandma, Granddad, and Tiiger.Sunday morning, Mom and I ran a few miles. Another perfect mid-run selfie. It was actually pretty chilly this morning, it was gorgeous outside after the cold front came through Saturday night.Got the last mile done with Shay by our sides. I love this pup. (awesome photo courtesy of Momma)PUPPY!It’s always sad to leave home.Realized that we never took any pictures with Dad. He took pictures of us in our Vegas shirts and before we ran on Saturday, but we didn’t get any with him IN them. So a Dillon’s photo shoot happened before we left town.Thayne was sleepy on the way back to KC Sunday afternoon.I got back to my apartment just in time to watch the Royals come back and beat the Red Sox in the 9th inning. Yay baseball! It was an exciting last inning. Jasper could hardly contain his excitement. He was happy to get some dinner and cuddles. I missed him while I was gone for the weekend. THANK YOU to Amy for checking in on him.All in all, last week was a great week. My heart is full after lots of family time, friend time, and some quality runs. I am currently at 79 miles for August, so I’m right on track to hit 100 or more by the end of the month. Next weekend is the Dot to Dot 10k, which is the first 10k of the Heartland 30k series.
Have a great week, friends!