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HAPPY DODGE CITY DAYS!

This time of year is probably better than Christmas. It’s like a big festival celebrating Dodge City, KS that goes all the way into August! It’s super fun and exciting.

This years theme is “Stash Bash – A Twist On The Old West.” So basically everyone wears mustaches! Even Taylor and I!

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The kick-off for Dodge City Days is always a 5k at 7:30 in the morning called the Dodge City Days Shootout!

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The course was really nice and a small challenge in some places. It was actually PRETTY cool this morning.. 70 degrees or so?

For about 3/4 of the way, I ran with a girl named Jayne from CrossFit. As you could see, there were quite a few of us running! It was fun seeing everyone I workout with out on the course.

I finished in a 25 something. Right after I finished I turned around and ran a half mile back to find Sam and run the rest with her!

After the run, the Dodge City Day’s Parade starts at 9:30. This is the first year I’ve gotten to watch in 6 years or so! Everyone was wearing there mustaches and it was AWESOME!

The Parade lasted an hour and ten minutes – and we were at the beginning of it!

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Tonight the Roundup Rodeo Arena is hosting the DC Days Concert: Headliner is Gloriana! I’m not yet sure if I’m going tonight or not. We have tickets, but I may wind up going to decorate for a bridal shower that takes place tomorrow!

I LOVE DODGE CITY DAYS!

Run on.

Run:

8 Miles! WHOO! (Burned 1005 cal too.)

CrossFit WOD:

OTM for 10 min
2 Squat Clean Thrusters
*Heaviest weight possible, same across all 10 sets

WOD
For time complete:
30 KB Swings
10 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders
20 KB Swings
20 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders
10 KB Swings
30 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders

Post total time and load for squat clean thrusters

Yesterday  I came across an article online called, “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity.” Needless to say, faith restored, Bekah happy.

We get so caught up in what is bad around us and all of the negatives. We almost always forget the good people who do amazing things each and every single day. Yes, there are stupid, selfish, psychotic people out there & horrible events that happen – I know very well that there are. But don’t focus so much energy on those people and events you forget to be happy and thankful that God has blessed you with amazing people and an amazing life.

So take some time to get happy today. Restore your faith in the world and in humanity. I want to challenge you to NOT waste your energy and breath today on things that would normally irritate you. Be happy. Enjoy the awesome humans instead of the ones that make you crazy.

Not all of the 21 pictures are here – there were some that didn’t make any sense. So I just chose my favorites!

1. This story about Japanese senior citizens who volunteered to tackle the nuclear crisis at Fukushima power station so that young people wouldn’t have to subject themselves to radiation.

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2. This picture of two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean.

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3. The moment in which this Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet.

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17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in the 3,200-meter run when she caught up to competitor Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of running past her to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath’s arm around her shoulders, carried her 30 meters, and then pushed her over the finish line before crossing it.This story is by far my favorite.

4. This exchange between a 3-year-old girl and a shopping center.

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5. This note that was handed to a waiter along with a $20 bill by an elderly lady in his restaurant.

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6. This sign at an awesome Subway restaurant. (And if you know me, you know Subway is my most favoritest place ever.)

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7. This picture of a villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India.

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8. This sign at an awesome drycleaner’s.

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Plaza Cleaners in Portland, OR, helped over 2,000 unemployed workers who couldn’t afford dry cleaning. The store’s owner estimated that it cost his company $32,000 dollars.

9. This photograph of a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro.

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10. This picture of a firefighter administering oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire.

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11. And this one.

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12. This interaction between a Guatemalan girl and a tourist she just met.

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13. This note on a young family’s check.

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14. These pictures of a man jumping into rough waters to rescue a stranger’s Shih Tzu in Melbourne.

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Sue Drummond was walking her beloved Shih Tzu, Bibi, on a pier in Melbourne, when a fierce gust of wind picked him up and hurled him into the rough waters of the bay. A passerby, Raden Soemawinata, who happened to be on the pier that day to scatter his grandmother’s ashes, wasted no time in stripping down and diving into the bay to rescue the animal.

Run on.

Bike Ride (Totally leisure. Nothing hardcore about it.. besides some  hills.)

10mi

CrossFit WOD:

Skill WOD-
Max Reps- Rope Climbs (10)
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

Max Reps- Dubs (112)
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

WOD- For time. (75lbs)
10-8-6-4-2

Power Cleans
Shoulder to Overhead
Back Squats
Lateral OTB Burpees

Today’s WOD was SO HARD. My arms were dead after the first 18 reps. I debated between going lighter than 75, or sticking with it. Finally I decided to suck it up and just do it.

I had to take a lot of breaks and set the bar down a lot. You know it sucks when the BURPEES are a relief. And I hate burpees.

So with my awfully hard time at CrossFit today (my first day back since wisdom teeth day), I give you the Advantages/ Disadvantages of not working out for a really long time. Or so it felt like.

ADVANTAGES:

1. Um… You get a lot of rest?

 

……. Yup.

 

DISADVANTAGES:

1. You feel like poopey the next time you work out.

2. You get tired easily throughout the day / you have ZERO energy.

3. You eat more. Like, lots more. Ice cream daily.

4. You become weak. Lifting your dog is hard.

5. You have trouble sleeping at night.

6. You are bored because you don’t have CrossFit/Running in your life.

7. You watch channels in Spanish because there’s nothing on the English ones.

8. You spend way too much time on the internet. Doing absolutely nothing.

9. You play too much Candy Crush – but still get nowhere.

10. You see other people that you work out with in public and you feel guilty.

11. You have nothing to blog about, so you feel like a failure.

12. You have dreams about running/ CrossFit because THAT’S HOW MUCH YOU MISS IT.

 

So there you go, folks. I know it wasn’t necessarily my fault that I couldn’t go to CrossFit or go run, but these are still things I experience when I don’t workout/ exercise for a while.

My conclusion is to stay active every day. Doesn’t matter how you do it, just as long as you do something!

Run on.

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Wisdom teeth are OUT.

I guess that makes me not as wise.

Fair warning, I’m drugged up right now, so this should be interesting.

I listened to Kelly Clarkson when they knocked me out. I remember waking up  a lot during the surgery. I didn’t know how to tell them, either. They had my eyes covered and my arms so I couldn’t really make any motion. He told me they kept having to feed through some drugs to me!

I don’t remember the ride home. I played Candy Crush thinking maybe I would get better, hahhahaha no. I’m still awful.

I think my mom videotaped me.. so I may be a YouTube sensation before you know it.

Got more drugs, went home.

I tried to eat some Greek Yogurt. I kept getting blood in it. Pretty attractive, I know.

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BLOOD.

I just tested my ABCs… forwards AND backwards. I’m pretty awesome, I know.

Keena is here. Say hello to the people Keena.

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The gauze hurts.

My tongue is numb.

Ok. I’m sleepy. The Today’s Show is putting me to sleep. Good night.

Run on.

4mi run/walk with Sam

How to make your feet happy campers as a runner!

This morning I was in Manhattan, KS with my mom and sister, and we decided to go to the Manhattan Running Co. to find my sister a new pair of shoes. Her foot has started to go numb during runs, so we thought she may need a new pair of shoes.

They put her on a treadmill with some neutral shoes, just so they could videotape they way her feet absorbed shock.

They found that way she absorbed shock was by over pronating, meaning her arch falls inwards as she strikes the ground.

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This was probably why she was having feet problems, so they hooked her up with some new Mizunos that gave her more support on the insides of her feet.

I gave the treadmill a go, and I found out that I am normal… for once!

That means I really don’t need a lot of support. It’s probably why I love my Pure Cadence. It has some support, but not an overwhelming amount.

Now you’re asking me, “How can I find out what kind of pronation I am?” or “What type of shoe should I get then?” or “Have I been using the wrong type of shoe this entire time?”

Well here’s where I jump in!

1. Go to a running store that can find your arch type/ pronation by having you run on a treadmill. There are stores EVERYWHERE that have this option.

2. Wet the bottom of your feet and then step on a piece of paper to see your arch type.

3. Visit the following sites to see what kind of shoe is BEST for you:

For Brooks Running Shoes: Click Here.

For Saucony Running Shoes: Click Here.

For Mizuno Running Shoes: Click Here.

But if you really want to be accurate, go to a running store. Tell them every detail, every injury, every shoe you’ve owned, your favorite weight for a shoe, your favorite brands. They’re professionals, they should be open minded and help you to make YOU happy.

I would make a serious step into checking to see what kind of shoe you need. It will prevent injuries from happening and make your feet happy!

If this didn’t help at all, you could always draw happy faces on your feet. That’s like the same thing, right?

Run on.

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