MM: April 24

Apparently the theme of this week’s post is Jasper! I have so many photos of him from the last week!  I also forgot to post last Monday, but I only had 1 picture, from Easter Sunday. We drove to Columbia to spend the day with Chris’ best friends and their family.

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Last Monday, I got some sweet cuddles from Jazzy when I got home from work.

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Wednesday night, I had a great progression run, each mile faster than the previous mile. I’ve had some great runs lately, which is definitely needed after some not so great runs in the last few weeks.

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Jasper, doing what he does best.

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Saturday morning, Chris had band practice in St. Joseph, so I went along, and while he was practicing, I ran a bit around town.  I actually was stopped by a train with about a half mile left in my run. In 5 years, I’ve never been stopped by a train during a run.  First time for everything, I guess!

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The relationship Jazzy and Chris have is so special. Jasper LOVES him so much.  Jasper jumps up and cuddles on him every day. I will admit, I’m a bit jealous of all the snuggles Chris gets.

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Sunday, Chris and I hit the trails, and had 6 sunny and beautiful miles.

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I’ve seen this on the internet several times lately…. if you put a square on the floor (with tape or rope or something), cats will flock to it and sit in the square.  It didn’t really work with Jasper. He laid in the square after I put him there, but he didn’t stay long.  Chris, however, was drawn to the square… so I guess it did work?

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Oh Jazzy.

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Trolly Run is on Sunday! I love this race, I can’t wait for it! Have a great week!

Monday Mentionings: October 31

Happy Halloween!!  I have a picture for every day of the week last week, except for Friday.

Last Monday after work, my new running shoes arrived, so I took them out for a pretty 5 fall miles. The trees are just getting prettier and prettier as the leaves turn and fall.  There were so many huge leaves on the ground while I was running last week.

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Jasper being Jasper.  I think this was Tuesday night after a run with Chris. He didn’t even bother getting up for us when we got home. 😛

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Wednesday night after work, Chris and I were running a couple errands and came across these deer right by the creek by my apartment.  They were so pretty! We watched them for a couple minute before they ran off.

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Thursday  night, Chris’ band played at a bar in Westport.  I went with him and watched them play, then we hung around and watched the next band.  It was such a gorgeous night outside, which was fantastic, because the show was outside.  I can’t wait to watch them play again this weekend (show details here).

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No pic Friday, Chris and I were pretty tired from being out late Thursday night, and we had a low key evening with pizza and TV.  Saturday morning, I did my long run of 9 miles.  It was warm and pretty windy, and ended up being a rough run, but I got it done!

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Sunday was much cooler, and Chris and I had a windy and cool 6 miler, complete with a Great Blue Heron and a groundhog sighting.  We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing.

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Have a great week, friends! Be safe trick-or-treating and celebrating Halloween tonight!

Monday Mentionings: October 3

Hello, happy October, and happy Monday!

I was in Hays over the weekend, and took Chris along with me, so I only have a few photos from the weekend to share!  We made it into Hays Friday evening, and very early Saturday morning, Chris and I ran 10 miles around Hays.  Mom joined us about halfway through, and it was such a beautiful morning for a long run.

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Just after our run, we went to Cervs to get snoballs and then watched the FHSU parade.  Chris had his first snoball.  He’s hooked now too, just like me.

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After the parade and lunch (at Lomato’s), we drove around Hays a bit showing Chris the sights, and then got another snoball.  Dad even got one!

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Later on Saturday, after dinner with Grandma and Granddad (at Gutierrez), we had dessert and hung out with Grandma and Granddad, and Steve, Leann, and Ava.  Ava was shy at first around Chris, but certainly got over her shyness Saturday night.  She and Chris played for quite a long time.

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Sunday morning, Mom and I ran, while Dad biked along with us, then we all went out to the Q for lunch.

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After lunch, we walked around Frontier Park and then Chris and I headed back to KC.

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It was such a great weekend, and went far too quickly.