Thursday Thoughts: February 5

Last Thursday night, I ran with the groupies, and Amy and I had a great run! Our times have been decreasing, which means we are getting stronger!  We had a test run with Hoka One One Bondi 4 shoes.  After my feet and legs got used to the extra cushioning and feeling like I had on moon shoes, I liked them! They are super maximalist shoes, with a HUGE oversized midsole.  I would consider buying a pair for recovery runs someday.  They do have a 2-4 millimeter drop, depending on the shoe, and the toe box is not foot shaped, like Altras, but it was a generous toe box and a comfy shoe.

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James and I had a busy weekend, on Saturday we went to Lee’s Summit and went to an archery range to shoot bows.  We had dinner at Spin! Pizza, which was really good!  We hope to hang out with our LS friends again soon.

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Then Sunday, Amy and I went to Arrowhead Stadium to volunteer at the Kickoff 5k.  It was lightly snowing, and was cold, but it was really fun to volunteer for KCRC.  I made the amateur mistake of not wearing two pairs of socks, and my toes got super wet and cold, and by the end, my feet were pretty miserable.

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After volunteering at the race, I warmed up my toes and decided to try out  my luck at doing a supported headstand, like I did last week at yoga.  I had bought some yoga blocks to help me practice, and I was able to successfully lift up into several block-assisted headstands.  James was happy (at least in my mind!) to take pictures for me, and it helped, because I was able to adjust the placement of my arms to help be more in line.  James even did a couple handstands, kicking up onto the wall.l  I’m really focusing on trying to lift up slowly and with control, to not need the wall.

Progress, not perfection!

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I also signed up for yet another race over the weekend.  My mom’s cousin asked me if I was interested in running the Trolley Run at the end of April, and, of course I am! My mom will sign up too, and it’ll be a great weekend!  The Trolley Run is a flat to downhill course, and is a point to point run.  I’ve never run a point to point run, where you’re shuttled to the start and run to the finish.  I’m really looking forward to it; it should be a fast race with a downhill course!

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James and I went to Trader Joes, and I caved and bought some cookie butter after seeing so many people on twitter talk about it. It is AMAZING!  James doesn’t think it’s amazing, so he doesn’t get any!  It’ll just be my little treat!

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It sleeted and snowed a bit over the weekend, and Jasper kept begging to go outside.  He spent some time outside, and really seemed to like it.  His little paw prints were adorable.  His ears were cold when he came in, but otherwise he loved it!  We started a fire and had a nice and toasty warm evening to end the weekend.

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My boys. ❤  I made this picture my phone background, it makes me smile every time I see it.

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Tonight, James and I are going to an early screening of the new cross country movie McFarland USA, with the KCRC groupies! KCRC set up an awesome night for us, with appetizers at Old Chicago and then a group screening of the movie!

After a busy couple of days last weekend, I’m looking forward to having a relaxing weekend!

Have you ever tried cookie butter?  Did you love it?

Do you have the same problem as me, you keep signing up for races?