MM: July 24

It’s Monday, and I’m having surgery tomorrow! *insert big eyed anxious emoji* For those who don’t know, I’m having the screws from my ACL surgery in 2009 removed tomorrow.  The doctors believe the screws have been pushing on a tendon and the nerves behind it, causing the increasing pain I’ve been having over the last couple years, made worse by running. I’m very hopeful that it will alleviate my pain and allow me to get back to running!  Anyway, since it’s Monday, I have a few pictures to share with you from last week!

I was able to get a couple miles in with Jenn last week, and boy was it hot out. UGH it was hot! We sat with our legs in the pool after that ridiculously hot and humid run. It was nice to get a little run in with a friend before surgery. Hopefully in a couple of months, I’ll be able to get back to weekly runs with friends!

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I also got some miles in on the bike and on the ARC last week.

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On Thursday night, Chris and I went to the Royals/Tigers game. The Royals had a really good game, and the Tigers did not. We sat in Gordo Nation, and it was lots of fun to get the t-shirt and cheer ‘dem Roys on to a great win.

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We got ice cream at the game, and I just had to put the little hat on Jazzy when we got home. He hated it, but he was beyond cute.

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Saturday morning, Chris and I biked to his eye doctor, to pick up his new pair of contacts. It was super warm and humid out, but we got in our long ride and ran an errand. Win-win!

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Also on Saturday, we saw the new Spiderman movie, got flowers to make the bouquets for our wedding, and did some other wedding stuff.  I planned on saving the bouquet making for the next couple of weeks when I’m laid up with my knee, but I caught the “get stuff done bug” and now all the bouquets are done! I will need to figure out boutonnieres, but that can wait a bit!

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Jasper has really been enjoying all the new spots to lay in our new townhome. Every time I look up, he’s laying somewhere new.  I think he’s happy here, and I know I love it here.  It really feels like home.

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Have a great week! I’ll try to post next week, but if I don’t, I’ll see ya’ll in a couple weeks! I hope everyone stays cool with this crazy heat!

MM: May 1

Happy May!

Once again, I managed to only really take pictures over the weekend.  Jasper and Chris have the most adorable little relationship. Jasper adores Chris, even when he picks him up like this.

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Friday, Chris and I had plans to meet up with my best friend from middle school, Bethany, and her boyfriend Sean.  About 20 minutes before work ended, I was given 4 Royals Diamond Club tickets for that night!  Instead of grabbing drinks with Bethany and Sean, we invited them to the Royals game with us!

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These seats were AMAZING!  Chris and I got there a bit early and walked around before the game started.  It was  pretty chilly night, but the rain held off, and when the wind wasn’t blowing, it was quite pleasant.

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Unfortunately, the Royals lost, but it was fun anyway, and they were ahead for a lot of the game. Our tickets came with food, drink, or merchandise vouchers, so we just had to use them!

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It was really great to catch up with Bethany; it’s probably been over 2 years since I’ve seen her! It was nice to meet Sean, and to have her meet Chris.

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We had a great time!

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Sunday morning, Chris and I ran the Trolley Run.  This was my third time running the Trolley Run, and Chris’ first. It was incredibly rainy and chilly all day Saturday, and we luckily had a break in the rain for the race; it only drizzled a bit.  I’ll have a race recap up soon!

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There was some really crazy weather in western Kansas over the weekend, SNOW and blizzard conditions – the interstate was even closed halfway across the state.  I hope everyone out west is safe! Happy May, friends!

MM: April 10

Happy Monday!

BASEBALL IS BACK! The Royals’ season started last week Monday, and unfortunately, they haven’t been off to the greatest start, but the season is long, and I’m #raisedroyal!  I wore my Royals scarf last Monday to celebrate opening day!

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After over a week of rainy weather and crappy allergy / sinus problems, the sun finally peeked out Thursday of last week, and it’s been warm and windy and feeling like spring.  Everything is blooming and greening and flowering like crazy because of all the rain we’ve had.  And this is the worst view ever from where I work… 😛

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Friday, Chris and I went to the Rock the Parkway expo to grab our race packets, then came home and made spaghetti.  Jasper was quite interested in my food, as always.

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Saturday morning, Chris and I did the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon! It was my 13th half, and Chris’ 2nd.  I’ll have a race recap up later this week; I’m still working on sorting through my thoughts.  It wasn’t a good race for me, and I’m still processing things.

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After the race, we got cleaned up and met up with Chris’ best friends, who came to town from the central Missouri area.  We walked around and shopped a bit at Legends before grabbing BBQ and eating at the park.   We weren’t thrilled to walk around all afternoon after a half marathon, but I think it helped loosen up our legs a bit. I know my legs felt better, but still very tired, after all the walking.

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Sunday morning, we drove to Topeka to meet Mom and Dad, and meet little Skye puppy, before going to a family lunch at my aunt and uncle’s house.  My cousins were in town visiting, and my grandparents drove down too, so it was really nice to see everyone.  Kristen and Thayne were the only ones missing.

Skye is so adorable. I wanted to take her home!  She’s a little firecracker, for sure.

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It was really great to see everyone!

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This week, I’m going to tackle a few “to do” items on our wedding checklist, and get back on the roads once I process a bit of running stuff that I have going on mentally.

Congrats to everyone who ran Rock the Parkway, or any other race over the weekend, especially to my little sister and her team who ran the Ragnar So Cal relay and kicked butt!! Have a great week, friends!