Monday Mentionings: June 27

Apparently I haven’t felt like taking pictures lately! I have only a few photos to share from last week.

Monday and Tuesday I had a headache, I think mostly allergy related.  I biked on Monday and ran on Tuesday.

Photo Jun 22, 8 31 58 PM

Wednesday night I got to facetime a bit with my parents and cousin.

Photo Jun 22, 6 37 43 PM

I tried Pei Wei for the very first time, which isn’t as big of a deal as I’m making it, but it was good, and Jasper stole a noodle and ate it.

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Friday was food day at work, and I made this yummy ice cream sandwich cake! It was devoured.  Mmmm.

Photo Jun 23, 9 05 54 PM

Saturday I had a hair cut, and then promptly bought a new KC hat.  I think I have a hat problem! I love this one, it’s so comfy.

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I also saw Finding Dory over the weekend; it was really cute, and fit in well with Finding Nemo.  I’m looking forward to this weekend, I’ll go home with Amy and Michelle, and we’ll have a nice long weekend in Hays!

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..

Photo Jan 26, 7 36 35 PM

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.

Photo Jan 27, 6 56 00 PM

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!

Photo Jan 31, 6 16 00 PM

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.

Photo Jan 29, 7 55 42 AM

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.

Photo Jan 28, 8 37 52 AM

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.

Photo Jan 30, 9 26 54 AM

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

Photo Jan 30, 12 17 36 PM

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!

Thursday Thoughts: May 7

Last Thursday evening, I saw The Avengers: Age of Ultron.  I LOVE the Avengers, and for as much as I don’t understand of the universe, it truly is a great universe, and I love ‘dem superheros! I was able to attend a double feature (James came back to town and we went together), and watched the first and second Avengers.  You can read James’ review of the second Avengers movie here.  And if you haven’t seen it yet, you should probably go, like, right now.Photo Apr 30, 6 20 13 PMThe cat grass that Mom planted for Jasper has really taken off! He’s enjoyed sniffing, gnawing, and eating it over the past few days.  It’ll likely need a trim soon.  He has another pot outside, which has been getting lots of spring rain lately.  It’s getting really long as well.  I just hope he doesn’t decide to dig around in it!Photo May 04, 7 16 14 PMI had to throw this picture in for you.  I love face timing with my parents, and my puppy.Photo May 05, 7 41 24 PMSo, running has been really hard lately.  Mentally and physically, it has been a chore.  I think the weather has a lot to do with it, spring has kind of crept up and it’s gotten pretty warm and humid, pretty quickly.  Now, it’s not nearly as hot as it will get this summer, but my body isn’t used to the temperatures or the high humidity yet.  Couple that with some nagging pain in my left glute and hamstring, and I’ve not had many good feeling runs lately.  In fact, the last good run I had was the Trolley Run, and I was in pain during that race too.

The pain in my glute and hamstring has  not subsided, and has actually gotten bad enough that I met with Dr. Larisa Schabel yesterday, at Schabel Performance Health and Wellness for an exam, and to hopefully get to the bottom of this pain in my butt, literally.

Some really tight hips and an inflamed and tight piriformis muscle is putting pressure on my sciatic nerve, causing the pain when I walk and run. My hips were also out of alignment, and I had some inflamed muscles in my lower back, pulling on my pelvis.

Dr. Schaebel performed some ART (Active Release Technique) on my butt and legs, adjusted my hips and back, and did some Graston (scraping) on my lower back. I’m not good as new, but hopefully after a few more treatments, I will be good to go!

Photo May 05, 6 30 02 PM

“U GOT THIS” on the sidewalk!

Last night, I went to the Royals game with Amy and her son. It was a perfect night for a baseball game, but unfortunately the Boys in Blue lost to the Indians. I did get to see Hosmer hit a homer!  My tweet also made it onto the #RoyalsSocial board! Thanks for inviting me Amy!   Happy Mother’s Day to my momma and all the moms out there!