Monday Mentionings: September 14

It’s Monday again, already! The weeks have been flying by lately.  Last Monday was Labor Day, and I spent the day with Mom, as she was in town for the long weekend.  Monday morning was the Labor Day 5k, you can read my recap here.12028940_10100333549257183_1313688055_nAfter the race, Mom and I met up with Michelle for lunch and a few errands.  It was a fun day, and a perfect end to a really fun long weekend.  And just for Belle, smile emoticon.12023087_10100333549217263_1568650360_nThursday evening, the group at KC Running Co surprised Amy for her birthday, with cupcakes!  A few of us from the group also pitched in and gifted Amy her first Garmin watch! We ran a nice 3 mile loop, and it was warm, but leaves have been starting to turn and fall.  Autumn is just around the corner!12000064_10100333549222253_1501297195_n11998506_10100333549252193_277363201_nSaturday morning, Amy and I went to run at Shawnee Mission Park, which is something we’ve wanted to do for a while.  It was the most perfect, gorgeous, beautiful morning.  Amy got to break out her new watch, and we ran 4.1 (for Amy’s 41st birthday, on Saturday) beautiful miles around the lake.11998541_10100333549272153_1708184176_n11998491_10100333549232233_1721676381_n12026549_10100333549277143_1532000676_nAfter our run, we met Amy’s husband and son for lunch at Culver’s, which was delicious.11998541_10100333549207283_1867208315_nWhile Amy celebrated her birthday, my Dad also celebrated his birthday, with Mom, in Lincoln, at the Huskers game!  They are birthday twins! Happy Birthday Dad!11933492_10155979693985333_3856933831489124887_nSaturday night, Amy and I got back together, and ventured over to Lee’s Summit to look for a visor, which is the most comfortable and perfect visor ever, and had no luck finding it, even though the store said it had “limited quantity.”  Note: the store said limited quantity means it is not in stock, but the product number is still in the computer.  That’s not what “limited quantity” means to me, or the rest of the world… Alas, we did a bit of shopping and had dinner at On the Border.  PS, I’m not sure who started the thumbs up first, but it’s become our signature pose.11998363_10100333549242213_1006958259_nSunday morning came very early.  The second of three 10k races was yesterday morning.  Jasper wasn’t too happy about me waking him up at 5:20.  The Plaza 10k race recap will be up later this week, once the official photos are released, because I’m hoping a couple of them are really good!12021768_10100333549267163_152221374_nAmy and I finished the race together, hand in hand. I’ll write more in the recap, but it was really special, and meant a lot, especially with a 4+ minute 10k PR!11997320_10100333549212273_1330869848_nI was looking through my last year’s Plaza 10k pictures, and see a lot of change in myself compared to last year.  More on that, later.  Last year’s race recap is here.12021752_10100333549237223_1733448391_nSunday afternoon, I had a lovely little nap, with this little fur baby.  The weather has been cooler through the weekend, and he’s been way more playful, but also more snuggly.12000069_10100333549227243_552436867_nAnd for some reason, he decided not to sit in his chair (yes, that is HIS rocking chair… he is visibly distraught if someone sits in HIS chair), and squatted on the end table for awhile yesterday evening.  Weirdo.12025356_10100333549247203_767835272_nHave a great week, friends! Fall weather is HERE!

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