MM: January 23

Hi friends! I have a quick post today, because as of this writing, I’m feeling quite under the weather.  I forgot I had taken this picture last Sunday night, but missed sharing it with you last week. Jasper is terrified of Chris’ guitars, but has no problem hiding behind them.

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I ran a total of 6 miles last week, probably my lowest weekly mileage in at least 3 years… due to my cold and a really busy week in general.  Tuesday night I made it out for 3 miles, and it was a bit chilly but felt really good to get outside again!

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Jasper has been oh so in love with his paper bag and sham wow.  Hah. Buy him toys and buy him toys and he plays with random junk!

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Thursday night I was able to get back outside again with Amy and Jenn.  It was a great run, felt really good the whole time.  Too bad after that run, I really started going downhill.

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Friday I progressively felt worse and worse, and spent all day Saturday and Sunday feeling the full effects of a nasty head cold.

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That’s about all I’ve got this week. Not much to share, because not much happened! I do have 1 huge great bit of news, Chris and I have picked a venue and settled on a wedding date! YAY!  More news to come soon!

I’m hoping to rest up and kick this cold’s butt, so I can get back out on the roads and get my growing to do list back under control!  Have a great week!

Monday Mentionings: July 25

Monday Monday!  Last Monday, I forgot my gym bag at home, so instead of going straight to the gym after work, I went home and ran the mile to the gym, cycled for a half an hour, then ran the mile back home.  H.O.T.  I had quite the puddle under my spin bike.

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Wednesday, I used the gym at work, to run during lunch.  The gym at work is nice, but it is rough to get in a few miles at lunch time with as hot as it is outside.

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Thursday evening, Michelle went to the KCRC Groupies run with me! When she was rooming with me, she went to a group run, and it happened to be a Hoka test run.  Thursday night, Hoka was back for another run!

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We actually did a “popsicle run” – run a mile, eat a popsicle. Run another mile, eat another popsicle.  Thanks for a really fun run, Hoka and KC Running Co!

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And of course, I had to take a runfie. 😛

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L to R: Me, Mark, Jenn R, Jenn M, Michelle.

After our run, Michelle and I had dinner, then went to Sprouts.  I’d never been before, and it certainly wasn’t a trip to forget.  Between facetiming my parents to show them quail meat, getting awesome (semi-cheating) deals on milk, and dropping an entire box of blueberries on the ground, it was quite the trip. I definitely love my Belle adventures.

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Saturday, Chris and I had brunch and hung out before the race in the evening.  I introduced him to the world of snapchat, so his life will forever be changed.

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I wrote a race recap for Rock the Crossroads, and there’s lots of pictures on that post for you to check out.  Then on Sunday, I ran 5 miles on the treadmill because HOT, Chris came over and was able to meet Kristen, as she was in town for a couple hours after having a family reunion, before I had to take her to the airport.

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This week, I’m looking forward to going to the Royals game on Wednesday, and hopefully getting in a few runs without dying of HOT.  Have a fantastic week, friends!

Monday Mentionings: May 30

What a week! I can’t believe it’s Monday again, let alone Memorial Day! Happy Memorial Day to everyone, thank you to all who have served.

Last Monday, I ended up having to stay at work a bit longer to help a client on the phone.  I missed going to cycle class, so I headed out for 4 solo miles instead.  It’s been raining so much lately, and it was pretty humid, so I had a few minutes after my run in the shade of this gigantic and beautiful tree.

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The tree was just so gorgeous in the sunlight.

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Tuesday night, Amy and I ran a few miles, and then I relaxed with Jasper.  I also had a bit of reflection about my last day of my 20s, because Wednesday, I was going to turn 3o!

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Wednesday was my birthday!  I ran with Amy in the morning, had a carrot cake at work, and had dinner and went to a painting class with Amy and Michelle after work. It was the perfect day!

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I also got my new medal holder in the mail this past week.  My previous medal holder was full! I ended up putting all my half marathon medals on the opposite wall.  Now I have lots of new spots to fill up on my new holder!  Both of the medal holders are from Running on the Wall.  I love how everything turned out.Photo May 29, 8 49 27 PM.jpg

Friday, after work, I drove home to Hays for the long weekend.  This sight will always mean I’m home.

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Saturday morning, I headed out for 5 solo miles, before Mom joined me for the final 2 miles.  I hoped to run 8 miles, but I was pretty wiped out after my 5 miles, and only managed 2 more! Half marathon #10 is in less than a week!  Anyway, while I was running, I ran a bit on the bypass, and had to stop and take a selfie with the horses.

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After we were finished, we took Shay on a short little walk.  She’s been limping with a sore back leg, so she can’t run with us, but she sure wanted to.

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After our run, I finally got my snoball! YAS!  Cervs is the best.

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Mom and I had lunch with Ava at The Q, another of Hays’ best.  We went topless in Mom and Dad’s bug.

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Saturday night, we went to Jalisco’s for my birthday dinner.  I was able to stretch my birthday through the weekend!  I was even given a birthday shot, wahoo! HAH!

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Sunday morning, Mom and I ran a few miles, and then took Shay for a short walk.  Sweet girl.  After our run and walk, Mom and I went to the cemetery in Munjor.   Something amazing that happened: So last fall, Mom put an electronic solitaire game out at Grandpa’s grave, because he loved playing his solitaire game.  While we were at the cemetery yesterday, we rearranged some things, and Mom picked up the solitaire game, and it started dinging the WIN WIN WIN sound, and even showed the WIN on the screen.  It has been oustide in the cold, snow, and in the hot, rain, wind, dirt, for over 6 months, and the dang thing turned on, and had a WIN!  I guess Grandpa’s been playing solitaire out there. =)

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Sunday afternoon, we watched the Royals win (for the third straight game of being down and coming back in the last few innings!!)  Mom and Dad were cooking/grilling for dinner, but first, Belle and I went to get a snoball on Sunday afternoon.  Mmmmm. So good!

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Grandma and Granddad came over to eat burgers, brats, corn on the cob, and cheesy potatoes.  MMMM!!! So much great food over the weekend.  Granddad had fun playing with my snapchat.   Love this so much.

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After dinner, Michelle came over (her parents live at the opposite end of the same block as my parents), and Steve, Leann, and Ava came over too, for dessert.  When it was time for Belle to go home, we went topless in the bug again for a little joy ride!

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It was the perfect end to a wonderful weekend, and the best way to end a birthday week! I’ll be going home this afternoon, and already can’t wait to come back again for the 4th of July! Did you have a nice Memorial Day weekend? Have a great week!