10 Years of Throwbacks

Today is a throwback kind of day! I have 10 photos, one from each of the past 10 years, to share for a Throwback Thursday today! This could also be… 10 years of Renee’s changing hair… haha!

2o06, my family at the Fleharty Family Reunion at my great Uncle’s home in Nebraska:

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2007, at a Nebraska football game.  GO BIG RED.  We went to lots of Husker games back in the day:

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2008, Kristen and I parasailing in the Gulf of Mexico, when we visited South Padre Island, Texas with my family:

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2009, the day I adopted my baby Jasper:

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2010, the era of ZUMBA, and my Bestie forever:

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2011, at a park in Hays, after we surprised Dad for his 50th birthday:

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2012, the year I started running! Mom, Kristen, and I ran the Color Run in KC, my first race:

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2013, visiting Reno, Nevada, and my uncle, with Grandpa:

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2014, a huge Christmas celebration with the whole Fleharty gang:

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2015, the year Amy and I became inseparable, sisters, and bests for life… also, the Plaza 10k was the race where I ran 2 steps behind Amy for about 2 miles, to surprise her in the last quarter mile and to cross the finish line together:

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It was a lot of fun looking through old pictures on Facebook, I’ll probably do another throwback post sometime, because I had lots of runner up pictures to share, too… and I had some crazy hair going on in some of them.

Thursday’s Three (or 9, who’s counting!)

I didn’t have time this week to prepare a proper Thursday’s Three post, so I came up with some random hat/mask selfies to share, some dating almost 10 years back! Enjoy my #throwbackthursday pics!!

September 2006, Lincoln Nebraska May 2007, Colorado Springs Colorado.  March 2008, Boston Massachusetts  November 2008, Salina KansasMay 2011, Key West Florida    October 2012, Hays Kansas September 2013, Fernley Nevada October 2013, Hays Kansas     December 2014, Hays Kansas  

Thursday Thoughts: March 19

To make up for last Thursday’s short post, today’s Thursday Thoughts is extra long! Maybe not extra long, but definitely longer than last week, and I have a lot of pictures to share!

I went home over the weekend to spend some quality time with family.  Mom was a bit under the weather, so I ran with my best girl on Saturday, which happened to be PI DAY!  Shay and I ran 3.14 miles in celebration.  Sunday I ran 5 miles, then picked Shay up for another 2 miles.  Happy Birthday to Shay, who turned 9 years old yesterday!Photo Mar 14, 9 52 19 AM

Later on Pi Day, I went to lunch with Mom and my aunt Leann and cousin Ava, and of course, we had pie for dessert.  Delish.  After lunch and pie, Ava and I went and got pedicures.  Ava was even lucky enough to get a mini-manicure.  We had a fun afternoon of pampering and girl talk, and got a snowball also!

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My Running Buddy Pouch came in the mail too this past weekend! Running Buddy was awesome enough to send me a complimentary Buddy Pouch, and I accepted their request to become a Brand Ambassador for them.  I truly love their product, and I’ll be sure to write a post this weekend about the company and my ambassadorship.  You can read my review of the Running Buddy Pouch here, and check out their website here.

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While I was home for the weekend, I seemed to acquire a little orange and white shadow named Gordon  This little one followed me around and slept with me all night on Friday night, and for a bit of the night Saturday night.  He likes to burrow and snuggle under blankets or in between pillows.  He sure is adorable.

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I missed Jasper while I was in Hays, but James sent me a few pictures to make sure I knew he was ok.  I love when he turns his head upside down, his little fangs hang out in the most adorable and deadly way.

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After I got back to KC, Jazzy was sure to sniff all over my shoes to see where I went while I was in Hays.  Notice my sweet new Adidas Ultra Boost shoes! I bought them (partially) with my gift card that I won from the KC Running Company Martin City Groupie run night a couple weeks ago.

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On Tuesday night, I went to the speed workout at KC Running Company. It didn’t turn out to be much of a speed workout for Amy and me, because Amy was a badass and ran a trail half marathon last weekend and was still recovering, and my right glute and right hamstring have been giving me some trouble the last couple weeks.  We ended up running at a nice tempo pace, a bit faster than we are used to, but definitely the progression run that was on the schedule.  That’s just one more reason I love KCRC, they are SO accepting, encouraging, and AMAZING!  Read my other reasons why I love KCRC and the Groupies here.

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I also have some throwback pictures to share today.  These are from WAY back.  The top left is Michelle, me, Bethany, and Elise, at homecoming (I think) our Freshman or Sophomore year.  The top right is from middle school or high school (?) from a band trip to Estes Park.  I also found all of their senior pictures (L to R Michelle, Bethany, Elise) while packing up some boxes the other night.  We all look so young, so innocent!

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Last night, I made it back to yoga after missing a couple weeks, and it was a tough class.. kicked my butt!  Tonight, I’m going to the Groupie run with KCRC, and Iron Tribe Fitness is incorporating some crossfit training into the run.  That should be fun, I’m sure I’ll feel it this weekend!

Did you celebrate Pi Day or St. Patrick’s Day?