Monday Mentionings: August 15 

HI! I have a quick little post today!

I had a pretty busy weekend last weekend with family visiting.  My aunt, uncle, and cousin left last Monday afternoon.  Before they left, we made a visit to Scheels and mad sure to ride the carousel while we were there.

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After Scheels, we took Ava to Sky Zone, and she had a BLAST jumping on the trampolines and into the foam pit.  We basically had to drag her away!  Next time, I definitely want to jump too!

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Tuesday through Thursday were pretty uneventful.  I’ve been watching the Olympics a lot, and got in some good runs.  Thursday morning, I made kind of a last minute decision to go home to Hays for the weekend.  I took Jasper with me, because I always feel so bad leaving him when I go.  For the most part, he did well.  One little hiccup in the middle of the night Friday night, but other than that, he did ok!

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I had tons of my favorites while I was home.  Snoballs, an hombre and salsa from Guiterrez, Lamato’s pizza with cream cheese and canadian bacon, a Q burger.  Mmmmmmm.

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Mom and I got in a couple runs while I was home, too.  It’s really sad to not be able to run with Shay anymore, I definitely missed having her with us.  Lucy tried to cuddle a bit after our run on Sunday.

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I spent some time with Grandma and Granddad Sunday before I left. Tiger kept nipping at Grandma.

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It was a great weekend, but went too fast, as always.  I came home Sunday afternoon with Jazzy, and here it is, Monday again!  While I was home, I bought the orange sign in the picture below.  I’ve always loved this saying, and I love it right by my medals!

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Happy Birthday today MOM!! ❤

I’d better get back to work! Have a great week, friends!! I have not one, but two 5ks coming up on Saturday, so it’ll be another busy weekend coming up!

Monday Mentionings: June 20

Hello and Happy Monday! I have a very short MM today, because I actually didn’t take a single picture from last Tuesday through Friday! I was very busy with work once I got back from Milwaukee Monday evening, and the week just flew by!

Saturday, I met up with a friend in Lee’s Summit, she and I used to work together.  We had lunch and caught up a bit.  Of course, we forgot to take a picture.  Later, I met up with Amy and Joshua for a bit of shopping.  I climbed up into this jeep thing at Scheels to take a pic with my best little buddy.

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Sunday morning, Amy and I ran 7 miles with the Groupies, early, before it got too hot.  It was still warm, and we were lucky enough to run through some sprinklers, and at the end, we were rewarded with cold icy towels.

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I signed up for my very first duathlon this past weekend too! It’ll be July 10, at Shawnee Mission Park.  I bought a bike rack for my car, so that I can easily take my bike to the duathlon and other places to ride.  Yesterday, I wanted to make sure I kind of knew what I was doing, and set it up and took my bike for a little car ride to test it out.  Have you ever done a duathlon or triathlon? Any tips for this first timer?

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Yesterday was Father’s Day (Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!), and I was looking through some old pictures of Dad and me.  I found these two from Royals games way back in the day.  The one on the left is from 1989, and the one on the right is from 1999.

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Last evening I got some really sad news.  Our family’s dog, Shay, died last night.  She had been struggling with an injured back leg and was in quite a bit of pain with it, and very quickly, it became very swollen this weekend.  After a trip to the vet, cancer was found in her bones and in her lungs.  She was my girl, and I was her girl.  Everyone in our family was very close with Shay, we all had a strong connection.  She was my running buddy, my best girl.  I’m beyond sad that she’s no longer here, but I’m so thankful for the time I had with her.  She was the best dog, and for 10 wonderful years, she made my life, and everyone she came into contact with, happier.  She exuded joy, and I’m so very grateful she was a part of my life. This was the last picture I took with her, from when I was home over Memorial Day.  Rest well, puppy, and chase after all those squirrels.

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Monday Mentionings: February 1

How is it FEBRUARY?!  I had a pretty great week last week, and I took lots of pictures to share with ya’ll too!

Jasper enjoys hanging out in my closet, and thinks he’s a pair of shoes, maybe? One of these things is not like the others..

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I had ordered a new pair of boots, and Jasper enjoyed playing in the box.  This is a terrifying face, and about 2 seconds after I took this picture, I was pounced on.

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I made it to KC Running Co. both  Tuesday and Thursday, which was fantastic! It’s been far too long since I went to Tuesday and Thursday night runs.  Tuesday was 300m repeats at the track, and Thursday night was a nice 4 miler – running to Missouri and back!

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With a bit warmer temperatures last week, the lake at work started to thaw.  The geese loved it, and swam around, then stood around on the ice.  I love this picture, because there are even more geese about to land.

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Thursday morning, before work, I had my MRI.  I met with Dr. Khadavi early last week, and since I am still having knee pain, he ordered an MRI.  The MRI tech gave me a copy of the disc, so of course, I put it in my computer and looked at it.  Does it even look like a knee? It was cool to look at though, but I have no idea at all what it all means.  I will see Dr. Khadavi again this afternoon to get the diagnosis.  I’m nervous, but know everything will work out in the end.

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Saturday was a fantastically fun day.  Amy and I planned to run around 10:30, once it was a little warmer out. Jasper entertained me by laying on my computer and playing with his hedgehog before our run.

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Naturally, after 7 gorgeous miles on the trails, we had to commemorate it with a photo.

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Really the only running pictures we have are from races, so after our run, we took turns running down and back this little section of the trail so we could take pictures of each other.  We will have to do this again in the spring, when everything around us isn’t dead and brown.

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After we ran, I cleaned up real fast and met Michelle for froyo!  We took a little adventure down 135th St. to Target and Scheels, too.  It was so great to catch up with Belle.

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I stopped at Price Chopper on my way home to pick up a few things, and bought this fun little money tree (pachira), and bought it for my office.  Within 30 seconds of purchasing the tree and waking out the door, I spotted a dime on the ground.  Money tree, well done. Let’s keep this up.

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I facetimed Mom and Dad to show them my new little tree, and got to say hi to Shay and Gordon, too.  I caught Gordon yawning at me.  All in all, Saturday was a great day.

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Sunday morning, I ran with Amy at KC Running Co, then took a nap after I got home and showered.  When I woke up from my nap, Jasper was all curled up on my pillow.  Sweet little bear.

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I wrote a post about my January running stats, so be sure to check that out.  I’m pretty pleased at how well January went, considering I had two weeks of no running.  Have a great week, hope all those forecasted for snow and ice this week stay warm and dry!