Monday Mentionings: January 4

Good morning and Happy New Year!!

Last Monday, I ended up staying in Hays because of the icy roads between Junction City and Kansas City.  I took advantage of the extra time in Hays by going to the gym with Dad and Kristen. Kristen and I ran while dad biked, then we all lifted upper body, per Kristen’s instructions.

Later on Monday, I spent some time with Grandma, Granddad, and Tiger, then had dinner with my family and my brother in law’s family. It was a really nice end to the long holiday weekend.

Tuesday morning, I drove back to KC, and worked in the afternoon. Jazzy was happy to be home and back to his normal schedule, which includes playing with the light on the wall.

For New Years Eve, I went to Amy’s and spent the evening with her and her family. We had Mi Ranchito takeout, ice cream, and sparking wine. Amy and I rang in the new year, and it was a perfect way to bring in the New Year.


Bright and early on New Year’s Day… ok not so early, it was about 10:00, Amy and I went to the New years day fun run put on by KC Track Club. This was the same run we went to last New Year’s Day.  We were even able to re-create the picture we took last year.  Amy and I were friends for about 6 weeks before the pic on the left, but I think our New Years run was one of the monumental events that really solidified our best friendship.

Unfortunately, the trails are very icy in places, and we were only able to run about 2 miles. It was a lot of fun, and a great way to start the new year. Now that we’ve done it twice in a row, I think it’s our new New Year’s tradition.

After we cleaned up, Michelle came over, and we went to BRGR to eat burgers for lunch, and then headed to Crown Center for ice-skating!!

Ice skating with these two was so much fun! Michelle had never ice-skated before, and this was only my second time.  Amy has ice-skated several times before; she was a pro! I only slept and fell once, and I wasn’t even skating at the time, I was laughing at Michelle, hanging onto the wall, slipped and fell. Clearly, that shouldn’t count!


While we were down town, we went to union station, and I bought the Royals World Series celebration print. Later, I framed it and hung it in my spare bedroom. It’s a great picture, and a really nice way to remember that amazing day.

This afternoon, I meet with a sports Doctor about the pain behind my knee. I’ve been seeing the chiropractor, but I think it’s time to see a specialist and see a really what’s going on. I have 3 half marathons to train for the next six months, and I’m really tired of dealing with this pain. My fingers are crossed!

I saw this photo on Facebook last night, and it made me really happy! Go Royals! Go Chiefs! I know (after googling it) that the Chief’s’ win streak started Oct. 25, but still, they’ve been defeated since Nov. 1!

I hope everyone had a really great New Year, so far I’m off to a good start, and I can’t wait to reach my goals this year!

4 thoughts on “Monday Mentionings: January 4

  1. What’s most amazing about this post is that you clearly DO NOT AGE. You look the same in those side-by-side photos. Also, nice bling hanging from your wall. And it warms my black and shriveled heart to see what a deep friendship you’ve developed with Amy.

    • I’m beaming right now, so thank you for the anti aging compliment!! I don’t agree with it, but nevertheless it makes me feel good!! I couldn’t imagine my life now, without Amy in it!

  2. Happy New Year Renee! Good work on recreating your New Years Day run pic–right down to the sunburst effect behind you ladies! I enjoyed a New Years Eve fun run with my running BFF. Good luck with the specialist on your knee!

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