MM: April 3

Hello again, happy Monday and happy April!  I didn’t take many pictures last week; I’ve been dealing with some crappy allergies with all this rain we’ve been having lately.

Last Monday was Jasper’s 8th birthday!! He was thrilled to take a picture with me, as always.

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After running 10 miles last Sunday, my legs (specifically my knee) were pretty wrecked, so I did a nice 30 minute cycle class. They were definitely feeling fatigued, but better after cycle.

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I had this hilarious text convo with Dad last week.

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I also played around a little with flowers for my wedding, and came up with this combo, below. I’m pretty thrilled with how well it turned out!  Just over 7 months to go!  theknot.com/us/finallystefani 

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I found Jazzy’s old tie, and he wore it for a solid 60 seconds yesterday, before pretty much collapsing from the effort of looking so dapper.

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Chris made some amazing brats last night, which was perfect on Opening Day.

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Not too much else is going on in my world.  Rock the Parkway is this Saturday!  Have a good week!!

MM: March 20

This Kansas weather has been all over the place!  Yesterday it was 87 degrees, but earlier in the week it was 20! Insane.

Last week Monday, I went to cycle class. and had a great hard workout.  After not going to class regularly for a few months, it feels good to get back in the saddle once a week or so.

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Tuesday, like I said, it was chilly!  I whined enough to make Chris join me on an outdoor run because the sun is finally out later, and it turned out to be a pretty nice run, even though it was cold.

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Wednesday night was chilly too, but Amy and I had a great 5 mile run; the sun being out later helps those evening runs SO MUCH!   We had a nice run and got caught up on life happenings.

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Saturday morning, we headed out for 10 miles on the trails.  From the very first mile, I knew it was a rough run. The first 5 went great, but I was severely lacking energy, and knew the 5 after the turnaround would be hard.  I made a huge mistake of stopping at the halfway mark to take a gu and try to talk myself up a bit.  Stopping made it so very much harder to get going. I had nothing in the tank.  I ended up walking quite a bit on the way back. Chris powered through and got 10 miles, and I finished with 9.

I was pretty bummed about it, because Chris was feeling good and I was feeling like I was holding him back, but I know hard runs just happen sometimes.  He really helped me push through to finish.  I have to remember that in January and February, I ran about 55 miles each month.  With Saturday’s long run, I have just over 50 miles for March alone. Plus I’m still rehabbing my ankle a bit, so the fact that this run was especially hard shouldn’t have come as a big surprise.

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After the run, we went to Longboards for their amazing Cabo Beef Wraps.  Mmmmmmm!

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Sunday was a lot of fun! We planned to go to Shawnee Mission Park to walk/hike more of the trail we found a few weeks back.  We headed out for 6 miles, and somehow took a slightly different way back than we went out, but it was absolutely gorgeous out. There were so many people and dogs out, the weather was perfect, even a bit warm!  We finished with 6 miles and definitely want to go back out again soon.

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Did you get a chance to enjoy spring over the weekend?