More Milwaukee Mentionings

After I posted yesterday’s Monday Mentionings, we did a lot more in Milwaukee, so I wanted to share the rest of my photos and recap my trip before the rest of the week!

Kristen and I ran 5 miles yesterday, which went WAY better than Sunday’s attempted 10 miler.  It may have gone better because it was a couple hours later, or a bit warmer and lighter out, or because I knew in my mind that we were only running 5 miles instead of 10, or because I was better hydrated… who knows. But it felt better than Sunday’s run.

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We ran out to McKinley Marina and then ran on the breakwater out to “the pole.”  We ran to this pole last year with Mom, and Dad biked alongside us.  It’s really neat to run on the breakwater, a much different experience than running in KC.

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You can kind of see in this picture, there is a crane fixing up the breakwater after a week of heavy winds and waves.

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Had to get a picture touching the pole… it doesn’t count unless you touch the pole.

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After a short break to take some pictures, we ran the 2.5 miles back to Kristen’s apartment.

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We ate a quick breakfast of oreos and tea (so nutritious) and then headed to The WAC.  Kristen had to train a client, then she had a Cycle class to teach.  I talked to Mom for a while, then decided to run another mile on the Woodway Treadmill.  If you have never had the chance to run on a Woodway, it’s not an opportunity to pass up… it’s a wonderful experience.

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After my mile, I took Kristen’s Cycle class!  This was the second Cycle class I’ve taken, the first was three years ago, also at the WAC, alongside Kristen.  Cycle is hard, but I felt much better this time compared to last time.  It was a really good workout!

I was pretty tired after everything! All together, on Monday, I ran 6 miles, rowed 1000 meters, and cycled for 45 minutes.

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After our workouts, we showered up and drove up to Glendale and watched The Intern while eating popcorn and nachos.  Delish.  Later Monday evening, Kristen and Thayne took me to their favorite pizza place, Transfer Pizzaria. Again, delish!  Apparently, I was the very last family member to be taken to Transfer, so I’m glad I finally got to taste it! The garlic pizza was heaven, and we also had margarita pizza and a meat lovers pizza.

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This morning, I made sure to grab a Colectivo Chai Tea in the airport before flying back to KC.

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Once I got home, I went on a run, because this evening, all I’m doing is hanging out on the couch, cuddling with Jasper.  He was pretty happy I came home.  He hasn’t let me out of his sight, and I’ve gotten lots of cuddles and head boops.

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Now, back to the grind! Glad to only have 3 days of work this week!

Monday Mentionings: August 31

When I was younger, I never believed people that said “time flies.”  Now, I can’t believe how fast time truly does fly.  August is over.  Wow.  Lots of fun through this past week, including the first of 4 back to back weekends of races.

Tuesday was speed night at KC Running Co, and we did 1k repeats.  The weather was gorgeous; this weather is not August-like at all.  It’s been a beautiful start to fall, even though it should still feel like summer outside.  Thursday night’s run was lots of fun too.  I’m getting super good at runfies (running selfies), by the way.  I love this group so much.Photo Aug 27, 6 09 44 PMAfter the groupies run, we met up at Barley’s Brewhaus for some Thirsty Thursday fun.Photo Aug 27, 7 52 46 PMI’m titling this picture: Kitty Kontemplates.Photo Aug 28, 6 16 37 PMAnd this one: Mr. Fuzzy Feet.Photo Aug 29, 8 24 48 PMSaturday morning, I ran the Dot to Dot 10k, you can read my race recap here.  After the race, Amy and I spent most of the day together, hanging out, eating pancakes, and running errands. I have races the next 3 weekends, including the final 2 races in the Heartland 30k series, but first, the Labor Day 5k next weekend (Monday), with Mom! Sunday morning, Amy and I ran 5 miles with the group, then met up later for the Weekly Squeeze Yoga class at Lululemon.  Lululemon has a weekly FREE yoga class, every Sunday, at the Leawood location., in case you are in the area and want to give it a try.  Michelle joined us for yoga, and I was beyond excited for Amy and Michelle to finally meet! My two very favorite best friends, together at last.  Yay!  Talk about a fun yoga class!!  After class, Maylo, Amy, Michelle, Renee (another Renee from yoga, I’m not talking about myself in the third person!) and I went to lunch at Spin! Pizza and had a great time together.Photo Aug 30, 1 58 17 PMPhoto Aug 30, 1 34 05 PM

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Left to right: Renee, Michelle (top), Maylo (bottom), Amy, and me.

I’m looking forward to a week of work, then a nice long 3 day weekend! Mom is visiting next weekend, and we are doing yoga on the outfield of the K, catching a Royals game, running a 5k, and doing a wine/painting class.  FUN!!!  Have a beautiful week, friends!