Monday Mentionings: June 6

Good morning friends! I have a short little Monday update for you today!

Last Monday I was in Hays! I had a great long weekend home for Memorial Day.  Mom and I had a humid 4 miler on Monday, we ran along the bypass and enjoyed the scenery.

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Lucy, Mom and Dad’s cat, decided to lay on me for a bit before I went home.

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One last snoball before I hit the road.

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I also saw on my timehop that I bought my car last year!

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Wednesday was Global Running Day, and we celebrated the best way possible, by running with the KC Running Co. Groupies and all our running friends!

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Left to Right: Melissa, Sandey, Amy, Me, and Jenn.

Saturday morning, bright and early, I ran the Hospital Hill Half Marathon.  I hope to have a recap up for you tomorrow.  I will say that it was vey hard, and very humid, and very hilly, and very hard.

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Left to Right: Kevin, John, Mark, Me, and Amy.

I’ve now done 10 half marathons.  This one may have been the very toughest.

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Sunday morning, Amy and I ran a few shakeout miles.  Little did we know, that we dressed very similar.  Of course we did.  Same visor, black tank, running skirt.  Check, check, check.

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I have a very exciting weekend coming up, I’ll be visiting Kristen and Thayne in Milwaukee! I hope to also share my experience from Hospital Hill, tomorrow! Have a great week!

Thursday Thoughts: January 22

It’s Thursday again, and it’s been quite the exciting week.  Last Friday morning, I was on my way to work when I was in a fender bender car accident.  Needless to say, I didn’t make it to work.  I wasn’t injured, and neither was the other party, but it was quite the experience.  I’d never been in a car accident before, and I am thankful it wasn’t worse.  My car should be fixed up in another week or so, but until then, I’m driving a mini van.  What’s even worse, is that it has Missouri plates! Ahh! I can’t believe I’m driving around giving people the impression that I’m a Missourian.

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I couldn’t let another Thursday go by without sharing some pictures of my favorite little furbaby.  When he’s not napping and laying about the house, he’s begging to go outside.  The beautiful 50 and 60 degree weather has allowed him to be outside more than normal lately.  He just loves being out on the balcony, watching birds, listening to all the sounds, sniffing and sniffing and sniffing everything.  I imagine this spring and summer he will be spending a lot of time out there.

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It seems he’s also been looking for new places to lay inside. He’s found this little nook in the spare bedroom (why we have a vanity in the spare bedroom, I have no idea, all of the apartments in our complex are that way!).  He’s also been laying under the quilt rack, which I’d never seen him do before.  James and I thought we had lost him somehow, could’t find him anywhere, and he finally came out from under the quilt rack.  I’d imagine it’s nice and quiet and dark under there, a perfect spot for a nap.

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Monday, I had a pedicure at Life Spring Med Spa, which was lovely.  I ran one of my longest training runs on Sunday, and also signed up for the Hospital Hill Half Marathon so it was a nice little treat to get my legs and feet massaged, and get some pretty pink polish for the nice spring-like January weather.

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I am in love with this cuff bracelet I got over the weekend.  How fitting that Courage is my one little word for 2015, and that With Brave Wings She runs is my own personal mantra.  I just love it.  I’ve worn it every day since I bought it.

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This weekend I am running the Groundhog Run 10k,which is all underground, which will be super fun and interesting, and definitely something I’ve never done before!  I believe the race has already raised over $200,000 this year for Children’s TLC, which is just fantastic. I think James will come spectate the race, so hopefully I’ll get some pictures and will write a short recap this weekend or early next week.

How’s the weather where you are? If it’s icy or cold, please be safe! If it’s nice and spring-like, like here in KC, get outside and enjoy the weather!

I’m Going To Run the “Hill”

On Sunday, I ran 8 miles with the KCRC Groupies, specifically with my new running buddy.  After the run, we were talking, and decided to sign up for the Hospital Hill Half Marathon, which is coming up in June.
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Apparently, the Hospital Hill run is 42 years old this year, making it the oldest race in KC.  During the KC Half Marathon last fall, we got to run up the “hospital hill,” and it wasn’t fun.  So why would I want to run the hill again? I want to conquer that dang hill!

The Hospital Hill Half Marathon will be my 4th Half Marathon ever.  I have 3 half marathons on my schedule now for 2015, which I think is the perfect number to keep me working hard and making progress (read about my training for the half marathon distance here).

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I also broke out my new Altra Torin’s on Friday, they are super comfy and I love them (read my review here).

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I’m keeping this in mind as I build my mileage in preparation for the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon in April.  Slow and steady wins the race, and by winning, I want to run it all without any walking. It’s about progress, not perfection, and I am feeling good about my goals!

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What’s up with the weather in January? It was 60 degrees for my 4 mile run today.  The sun felt so warm, I even wore a tank top! A tank top, in January!

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My Half Marathons for 2015: Rock the Parkway Half Marathon is first, in just under 3 months.  Then Hospital Hill Half Marathon is in June, just over 4 months way.  This fall, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Vegas Half Marathon.

Let’s do this!