Monday Mentionings: September 19

Hello friends! It’s been a couple week since a proper update.  Last weekend I was in Wisconsin watching and cheering Kristen as she became an Ironman! But before I went to Wisconsin, I had a great little groupie run with Amy, Jenn, and Chris. (That’s about the only picture I took that week before I left!!)

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Mom, Dad, and I flew (very very early) to Milwaukee, and then we all headed to Madison to get Kristen’s things finalized for her race.

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Sunday was filled with Ironman! Kristen did so fantastic; I can’t even describe how amazing it was to watch her and all the Ironmen on Sunday.

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Congratulations, Kristen!!!!!! I am so beyond proud of you and everything you’ve accomplished. I can’t wait to see what else you are going to do – you’re going places, sisser!

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Monday, we drove back to Milwaukee, and had to take Dad to the airport to get back home for work.  Thayne also went to work for the afternoon, so Mom and Kristen and I went to lunch on the riverfront, which was delicious and pretty!!

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Tuesday, after a short run (Kristen biked!), we ventured up to Cedarburg and wandered around, shopped a little, and had a little wine tasting, too.

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Wednesday, before flying home, we had a short run around by the lake, had some great pizza, and visited one of the beaches.

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I kind of illegally took this snapchat about 5 minutes before we landed in KC, I wish I would have done it and screenshotted it going 500+ mph, but almost 300 mph is still pretty cool!

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Jasper was pretty excited I got home.  He’s been extra cuddly since I’ve been back.  I spotted him chilling with my stuffed animals.  “One of these is not like the others.”

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Sunday, I ran 8 and a half great miles with Chris at KC Running Co.  It was such a pretty morning, and a great little course.  Half marathon #11 is less than a month away! and it’ll be Chris’ first half marathon! YAY RUNNING!

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Fall comes this week! I can’t wait for the fall temperatures, and for fall running! What’s your favorite season?

Have a great week friends!

Quick Update: She’s an Ironman!!

Hi! Yesterday was such an amazing day. Kristen swam, biked, and ran for 140.6 miles and became an Ironman! We are currently on our way back to Milwaukee now. I wanted to post a quick update and share a couple pictures from yesterday.


I’ll post a proper update sometime when I get home (Wednesday/Thursday). Thank you to everyone who cheered on Kristen from afar! We are all so proud of her!!

Tuesday Mentionings: September 6

Hello! It’s Tuesday! haha, I missed posting yesterday because I had a crazy busy and fun weekend! I hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend, I know I did!  I have lots of pictures to share from the long weekend.

Saturday, I ran 4 miles with Amy before she left town.  I was then going to run 6 more miles with Chris, but my knee was really acting up, so I ended up biking while he ran, but I did ditch my bike and run 2 miles in the middle with him, so I ended up with 6 miles of running and 4 miles of biking.  Good day!

Sunday morning, Chris and I headed out to the K bright and early for yoga in the outfield of the stadium, before the game.  Mom and I did yoga last year on the outfield, and I was super excited to get the opportunity to do it again!  We ran into Jenn, and hung out with her for the yoga part of the day. The weather was beautiful; the yoga was great, and the morning was just perfect!

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We actually got to walk down the tunnel right onto the outfield this year.   It was really neat to walk down through all the field equipment and see the murals on the wall and World Series posters and stuff.

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After yoga, we ate breakfast at Rivals, and then watched the grounds crew for a bit before heading to the car to change and wait to get back into the stadium.  We went in and had plenty of time to check out the Hall of Fame, including the 1985 and 2015 World Series trophies, and had a chance to walk around the outfield experience for a bit before heading to our seats.

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The Royals and Tigers were playing.. Chris’ team is the Tigers, and mine is the Royals (of course).  Chris joked that we are in a complicated (baseball) relationship. 😛  When the Royals were ahead, Chris made a sad little face, and then when the Royals ultimately lost, I, too, made a sad face.

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Monday after a warm Labor Day run, Chris and I hit up the zoo for the afternoon.  We got to see about half of the zoo, we didn’t have time for the Africa section, so we’ll definitely have to go back again.  We had a chance to see the penguins be fed, and watched the sea lion splash show before we left.  It was a lot of fun, I can’t wait to go back to the zoo again!

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I’m really excited to go to Wisconsin this next weekend for Kristen’s Ironman and a visit up there. I’m not sure if I’ll have a post next Monday… I’ll try to post a little something, and I’m sure I’ll have lots of pictures on Facebook and Twitter.  Have a great rest of your week, friends!