Tuesday Mentionings: September 6

Hello! It’s Tuesday! haha, I missed posting yesterday because I had a crazy busy and fun weekend! I hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend, I know I did!  I have lots of pictures to share from the long weekend.

Saturday, I ran 4 miles with Amy before she left town.  I was then going to run 6 more miles with Chris, but my knee was really acting up, so I ended up biking while he ran, but I did ditch my bike and run 2 miles in the middle with him, so I ended up with 6 miles of running and 4 miles of biking.  Good day!

Sunday morning, Chris and I headed out to the K bright and early for yoga in the outfield of the stadium, before the game.  Mom and I did yoga last year on the outfield, and I was super excited to get the opportunity to do it again!  We ran into Jenn, and hung out with her for the yoga part of the day. The weather was beautiful; the yoga was great, and the morning was just perfect!

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We actually got to walk down the tunnel right onto the outfield this year.   It was really neat to walk down through all the field equipment and see the murals on the wall and World Series posters and stuff.

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After yoga, we ate breakfast at Rivals, and then watched the grounds crew for a bit before heading to the car to change and wait to get back into the stadium.  We went in and had plenty of time to check out the Hall of Fame, including the 1985 and 2015 World Series trophies, and had a chance to walk around the outfield experience for a bit before heading to our seats.

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The Royals and Tigers were playing.. Chris’ team is the Tigers, and mine is the Royals (of course).  Chris joked that we are in a complicated (baseball) relationship. 😛  When the Royals were ahead, Chris made a sad little face, and then when the Royals ultimately lost, I, too, made a sad face.

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Monday after a warm Labor Day run, Chris and I hit up the zoo for the afternoon.  We got to see about half of the zoo, we didn’t have time for the Africa section, so we’ll definitely have to go back again.  We had a chance to see the penguins be fed, and watched the sea lion splash show before we left.  It was a lot of fun, I can’t wait to go back to the zoo again!

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I’m really excited to go to Wisconsin this next weekend for Kristen’s Ironman and a visit up there. I’m not sure if I’ll have a post next Monday… I’ll try to post a little something, and I’m sure I’ll have lots of pictures on Facebook and Twitter.  Have a great rest of your week, friends!

Thursday Thoughts: October 30

James and I had a busy weekend back home last weekend, including Granddad’s Hall of Fame induction.

I had my very first Subway Salad the other day… and I don’t know why I’ve never had one before.  It was Delicious with a capital D.  Mmmm!!  It was pretty much the best thing ever.  Subway has a spot in my belly and in my heart.

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I also got my Charity Miles “Run America” shirt in the mail this week.  The shirt was free to those who ran/walked at least .1 mile every day for Team Red White Blue and at least .1 mile every day for Wounded Warrior Project, both, for 22 days before September 11.  I usually run for ASPCA, and throw a smattering of other charities in my rotation, but for 22 days, I walked at least .1 for one of the two, and did my normal run for the other.  My shirt came in the mail the other day, and I’m proud to have earned it, thank you Charity Miles!

If you are interested in walking, biking, or running to help raise money for Charity Miles, read my review here, and get the app here for your iPhone, and here for your Android.

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On Wednesday, James and I attended a Meet and Greet with Dr. Martin, the new President at Fort Hays State University.  We had both met her previously, but she came to Leawood on the FHSU Media Tour and Alumni Association to meet a crowd of FHSU grads.  It was a nice gathering.

After the Meet and Greet, we went to Red Door Grill to watch the Royals in Game 7 of the World Series.   They had special Royals Blue Margaritas that were super tasty, and the burgers were delicious!  It’s too bad they ended up losing the series, but we really enjoyed getting to go to three Royals games this summer and enjoyed becoming Royal.   It really has been a great summer for baseball in KC.

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Tonight at the KCRC Groupies run, I made a new friend and we ran together for a few miles!  It was also costume night, and everyone got free Run Local shirts.  I think I have nearly every shirt now… they are taking over my closet!   Thanks KCRC!

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One of my new favorite websites is rwzelle.com.  Zelle is a site for women’s running, by women runners.  If you have a few minutes, read a few articles and see what you think.  It’s a great site that left me feeling uplifted, excited, and inspired.

From their site:

“There is no one single “type” of woman runner. We come in all sizes and shapes. Some of us love to race, others just knock out the miles alone, never toeing a starting line.

That is what is makes this sport so awesome – there’s room on the road and trails for all of us.

Running has woven into the tapestry of our lives.

Think of Zelle as the place you can add your own thread.”

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