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.

Photo Apr 27, 6 31 20 PM

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!

Photo Apr 30, 7 36 45 PM

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.

Photo Apr 28, 6 38 00 PM

Photo Apr 30, 5 26 06 PM

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!

Photo Apr 30, 7 37 20 PM

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.

Photo Apr 28, 10 23 29 PM

We had a great time!

Photo Apr 28, 10 23 19 PM

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!

Photo Apr 30, 7 48 06 PM

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!

Photo Apr 03, 12 08 34 PM

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… 😛

Photo Apr 05, 2 36 39 PM

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.

Photo Apr 07, 7 27 24 PM

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.

Photo Apr 08, 11 23 40 AM

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.

Photo Apr 08, 5 25 45 PM

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.

Photo Apr 09, 3 29 14 PM

It was really great to see everyone!

Photo Apr 09, 11 42 44 AM

Photo Apr 09, 3 34 59 PM.jpg

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!

Monday Mentionings: April 4

Good Monday morning! First things first: BASEBALL IS BACK!!!!!  I was so happy to watch the Royals win opening night last night!

Last week Monday, I went on a fun little [hilly and windy] run with Amy and Sandey.  We ate some gnats, took some timed selfies on the trails, and had a pretty decent run! Afterwards, Sandey made buddies with Jazzy.

Photo Apr 03, 8 28 14 PM

Most unfortunately, Tuesday after work, I broke my phone! I was texting my sister about taco Tuesday, and dropped my phone down the stairs at work.  Sad day.  I got my new replacement phone on Wednesday, around lunch, so all worked out.

Photo Mar 29, 6 31 33 PM

Thursday evening, I had a  5miler with Jenn and Sandey.  It as a bit less windy, and a real good run! Amy couldn’t join us because she was sick in bed.   We had to celebrate by taking more selfies after we were finished.  Naturally, because how do you know we ran if we don’t take selfies to prove it?

Photo Apr 03, 8 29 13 PM

Friday, Kristen and 5 other super speedy ladies started Ragnar Southern California, running for #teamsparkle and #ragnar4rett, to raise money for Rett Syndrome, and race the ultra Ragnar So Cal.  I kept up on social media through Friday evening, and when I went to bed, they were still running. Then when I woke up Saturday, they were STILL running, and finished about 30 hours after they started, relay running 190 miles.  The team did amazing, and raised several tens of thousands of dollars for Rett Syndrome research.  I’m so proud of Kristen and the other Team Sparkle girls.

Photo Apr 01, 11 39 19 AM

I spent my Friday evening with Michelle! We went to Grinders Stonewall and had pizza and calzones.  Then we went to the mall, and stopped at the liquor store on our way home.  Friday night, done right.

Photo Apr 03, 8 31 46 PM

Jazzy and Belle had a little play session with the pheasant feathers after we got home, too. So sweet, these two.

Photo Apr 01, 8 40 50 PM

I may have a bit too much fun with Snapchat.  You can snap me: @renfle.

Photo Apr 01, 10 13 29 PM

Saturday morning, I tried my best to kill myself by taking 3 group fitness classes and then running with Amy.  Let me explain: I wanted to go to cycle class so I went for 30 minutes, before meeting Michelle to try my first Pound class, then I stuck around for a 30 minute Kettlebell class.  THEN I met up with Amy and we ran 3 miles!  I’m a bit sore today, especially my lower back, probably from the Kettlebell class.  I LOVED trying Pound though! “Pound is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums.” (source)

Photo Apr 03, 9 08 29 PM

Amy, Joshua, and I went to brunch after our run, then ran some errands.  Sweet little Joshua kept holding my hand; he’s going to be heart breaker someday.

Photo Apr 02, 11 37 23 AM

Sunday, after running with Amy, I watched a couple episodes of How to Get Away with Murder, which Jasper slept through.  It’s my new show, I can’t watch enough of it!   I’m about halfway through season 2, has anyone else watched?

Photo Apr 03, 4 24 23 PM

By Sunday afternoon, I was ready for the Royals! I’m pretty sure I wore 4 or 5 Royals shirts throughout the weekend, including 3 yesterday – one to run, one to run errands, then one after I showered.  I also got to rock my new KC sunglasses.  It’s good to BE ROYAL!  Michelle and I made some amazingly delicious, and addicting, Amaretto Slushies, and enjoyed drinking them while watching the game last night.  Mmmm!

Recipe:
750 ml Amaretto
12 oz can of frozen pineapple juice
12 oz can of frozen raspberry lemonade
6-8 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
Combine and freeze for 8-12 hours
Add sprite and serve.

Photo Apr 03, 9 21 10 PM.jpg

Photo Apr 03, 7 13 24 PM

Rock the Parkway is in 5 days!!