Monday Mentionings: July 13

I am really loving Monday Mentionings.  Makes so much more sense to have Thursday Thoughts on Mondays instead of Thursdays.  Duh, Renee.

After tornadoes on Monday, and a nice 5 mile run run with Amy Tuesday, I went to yoga Wednesday and finally was able to pop up into a headstand WITH NO BLOCKS! Huge breakthrough! I was so happy!!Photo Jul 09, 6 00 14 PMThursday, my parents were in town, and we hit the trails for a few miles before dinner.  Dad biked along, and Mom and I ran.  We saw tons of wildlife, a deer, several squirrels and rabbits, different kinds of birds, and my favorite little woodchuck family that lives near my apartment.Photo Jul 09, 7 04 41 PMSaturday was haircut day! I had 3-4 inches cut off, and had my hair colored darker.  I also got my bangs back, they had grown so long that all I’d been doing was pinning them back!Photo Jul 12, 6 24 37 PMYour Jasper picture of the week: this is the “I want to eat now face.”  If you see this face, you’d better be getting food ready.Photo Jul 11, 3 54 49 PMJasper was happy after I fed him, by the way.Photo Jul 11, 5 04 51 PMLet’s talk a minute about my sister.  She’s amazing. On Saturday, she put her training to the test and completed her first half-ironman, over 30 minutes quicker than she had hoped.  She’s a badass, and I look up to her.  She inspires me every day.  Congratulations Kristen, I’m so proud of you!Photo Jul 11, 3 23 09 PMBestie time with Papa Murphy’s, 7/11, and Mean Girls = PERFECT night.  Photo Jul 11, 7 21 14 PMPool time with the best friend (I can have a bestie AND a best friend, thankyouverymuch!) and her family today.  It was H.O.T. outside, and the pool felt ahhh-mazing.Photo Jul 12, 12 52 15 PMPhoto Jul 12, 2 11 25 PMLast night I posted my interview with Derek Mitchell, he is walking 5ks to lose hundreds of pounds, and he is a huge inspiration for the running community!  Be sure to check it out!

I got up this morning to run at 5:45 with Amy, to beat the heat.  No way we were going to run tonight, it’s supposed to be over 100 degrees and there’s a heat advisory.  I guess after a couple weeks of non-summer weather, summer decided to make us remember what a real summer feels like.  I went way out of my comfort zone, and did something I’ve always wanted to do, but was too afraid and self conscious. I ran in a sports bra and compression shorts. I figured if I was going to do it, early on a Monday morning with only Amy to see would be the best. I hope I didn’t blind Amy with my white tummy! 

Stay cool, friends!