MM: April 24

Apparently the theme of this week’s post is Jasper! I have so many photos of him from the last week!  I also forgot to post last Monday, but I only had 1 picture, from Easter Sunday. We drove to Columbia to spend the day with Chris’ best friends and their family.

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Last Monday, I got some sweet cuddles from Jazzy when I got home from work.

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Wednesday night, I had a great progression run, each mile faster than the previous mile. I’ve had some great runs lately, which is definitely needed after some not so great runs in the last few weeks.

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Jasper, doing what he does best.

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Saturday morning, Chris had band practice in St. Joseph, so I went along, and while he was practicing, I ran a bit around town.  I actually was stopped by a train with about a half mile left in my run. In 5 years, I’ve never been stopped by a train during a run.  First time for everything, I guess!

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The relationship Jazzy and Chris have is so special. Jasper LOVES him so much.  Jasper jumps up and cuddles on him every day. I will admit, I’m a bit jealous of all the snuggles Chris gets.

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Sunday, Chris and I hit the trails, and had 6 sunny and beautiful miles.

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I’ve seen this on the internet several times lately…. if you put a square on the floor (with tape or rope or something), cats will flock to it and sit in the square.  It didn’t really work with Jasper. He laid in the square after I put him there, but he didn’t stay long.  Chris, however, was drawn to the square… so I guess it did work?

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Oh Jazzy.

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Trolly Run is on Sunday! I love this race, I can’t wait for it! Have a great week!

MM: March 27

Last week was filled with lots of good runs! Wednesday, I met up with Amy and we had a great run in the chiller weather that was back. The weather over the past few weeks has been so crazy, 40s and 50s, then 80s, then back to chilly again.

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After the run Wednesday, Michelle, Chris, and I went to Davids Bridal to look at a bridesmaid dress and Jr. bridesmaid dresses.  I managed to lock my keys in my car, becuase I’m just that talented. After AAA came and got into my car, we had to stop for ice cream.

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Thursday, the nice warm weather was back, and Chris and I had a 5 mile run. I spent the last half of the run carrying this bouncy ball I found, and then when I bounced it after the run, I learned it lights up when it bounces. SO FUN!

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Saturday morning while Chris was at work, I rearranged the living room and cleaned the place up. I also went through some old race shirts and donated a bunch of them to charity.  It was nice to change the look of the living room a bit and do a little spring cleaning.

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My parents picked up their new little fur baby Saturday. World, meet Skye.  She is quite possibly the cutest little chubby puppy ever.  I’ve been getting pictures and videos all weekend, and I can’t wait to meet her!

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Sunday morning, Chris and I met up with Erica and ran 10 miles on the trails.  It was chilly, but not raining, and ended up being a really great 10 mile run.  My knee was not very happy at the end of the run, and I was dealing with some chilling and dizziness over the last 3 miles, but we got it done! It was really nice to catch up with Erica a bit and get a solid training run in.

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Happy 8th birthday to my little fur baby today! Jazzy is 8!

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Did you run long this weekend? Are you into “spring cleaning?” Have a great week!

MM: January 23

Hi friends! I have a quick post today, because as of this writing, I’m feeling quite under the weather.  I forgot I had taken this picture last Sunday night, but missed sharing it with you last week. Jasper is terrified of Chris’ guitars, but has no problem hiding behind them.

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I ran a total of 6 miles last week, probably my lowest weekly mileage in at least 3 years… due to my cold and a really busy week in general.  Tuesday night I made it out for 3 miles, and it was a bit chilly but felt really good to get outside again!

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Jasper has been oh so in love with his paper bag and sham wow.  Hah. Buy him toys and buy him toys and he plays with random junk!

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Thursday night I was able to get back outside again with Amy and Jenn.  It was a great run, felt really good the whole time.  Too bad after that run, I really started going downhill.

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Friday I progressively felt worse and worse, and spent all day Saturday and Sunday feeling the full effects of a nasty head cold.

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That’s about all I’ve got this week. Not much to share, because not much happened! I do have 1 huge great bit of news, Chris and I have picked a venue and settled on a wedding date! YAY!  More news to come soon!

I’m hoping to rest up and kick this cold’s butt, so I can get back out on the roads and get my growing to do list back under control!  Have a great week!