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!

Monday Mentionings: February 1

How is it FEBRUARY?!  I had a pretty great week last week, and I took lots of pictures to share with ya’ll too!

Jasper enjoys hanging out in my closet, and thinks he’s a pair of shoes, maybe? One of these things is not like the others..

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I had ordered a new pair of boots, and Jasper enjoyed playing in the box.  This is a terrifying face, and about 2 seconds after I took this picture, I was pounced on.

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I made it to KC Running Co. both  Tuesday and Thursday, which was fantastic! It’s been far too long since I went to Tuesday and Thursday night runs.  Tuesday was 300m repeats at the track, and Thursday night was a nice 4 miler – running to Missouri and back!

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With a bit warmer temperatures last week, the lake at work started to thaw.  The geese loved it, and swam around, then stood around on the ice.  I love this picture, because there are even more geese about to land.

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Thursday morning, before work, I had my MRI.  I met with Dr. Khadavi early last week, and since I am still having knee pain, he ordered an MRI.  The MRI tech gave me a copy of the disc, so of course, I put it in my computer and looked at it.  Does it even look like a knee? It was cool to look at though, but I have no idea at all what it all means.  I will see Dr. Khadavi again this afternoon to get the diagnosis.  I’m nervous, but know everything will work out in the end.

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Saturday was a fantastically fun day.  Amy and I planned to run around 10:30, once it was a little warmer out. Jasper entertained me by laying on my computer and playing with his hedgehog before our run.

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Naturally, after 7 gorgeous miles on the trails, we had to commemorate it with a photo.

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Really the only running pictures we have are from races, so after our run, we took turns running down and back this little section of the trail so we could take pictures of each other.  We will have to do this again in the spring, when everything around us isn’t dead and brown.

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After we ran, I cleaned up real fast and met Michelle for froyo!  We took a little adventure down 135th St. to Target and Scheels, too.  It was so great to catch up with Belle.

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I stopped at Price Chopper on my way home to pick up a few things, and bought this fun little money tree (pachira), and bought it for my office.  Within 30 seconds of purchasing the tree and waking out the door, I spotted a dime on the ground.  Money tree, well done. Let’s keep this up.

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I facetimed Mom and Dad to show them my new little tree, and got to say hi to Shay and Gordon, too.  I caught Gordon yawning at me.  All in all, Saturday was a great day.

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Sunday morning, I ran with Amy at KC Running Co, then took a nap after I got home and showered.  When I woke up from my nap, Jasper was all curled up on my pillow.  Sweet little bear.

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I wrote a post about my January running stats, so be sure to check that out.  I’m pretty pleased at how well January went, considering I had two weeks of no running.  Have a great week, hope all those forecasted for snow and ice this week stay warm and dry!