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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.

Happy Rest Day!

Yesterday, I ran a 5K benefitting the Interfaith Housing System here in Dodge!

As you remember from my list, “10 Things I Suck At,” I suck at 5Ks. This was no different.

I kept a super slow pace of 8:23, finishing in 26 minutes flat. About the same pace I started out at for my first 8 miles of the San Diego Marathon. Go me.

The course was the course I used for my 5K, Race for a Cure, but backwards. There was a strong South wind so guess what, the course went straight South for a mile! It felt like I was running into a brick wall. Not necessarily awesome.

There were a lot of stops to get colored up! They used colored water, so if you threw it in the dryer once you got home, it would be permanent. I had them SOAK my shirt and my white PROCompression socks! By the way, PROCompression, I need new socks…

OH. And there were these two really annoying kids that would hurry and run as fast as they could to pass me, but then they would walk. Then when I would pass them again, they would get all upset that a girl was passing them, so they would sprint past me again, and then walk… etc. It’s safe to say I killed them in the end. I sprinted past them the last half-mile. ENDURANCE FOR LIFEEEE.

Here are some pictures from the race!

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Run on.

“Deck of Death Pleasure”

We paired up and had a deck of cards per pair. Whatever suit you had, that was the workout you did and the number of the card was how many reps. We took turns on each workout, but ran and did double-unders together!

Spades:Wall Balls

Hearts:HR Push-ups

Clubs:Box Jumps

Diamonds:Toes to Bar

Jokers:10 Double-Unders

Aces:200m Run

Face Cards = 10 Reps

 

My partner was Paige and we finished the deck in 24:30! Paige got a nice mix of the different workouts, I pretty much had all of the toes to bar… the one movement I dread.

 

So coming off of all of this talk about toes to bar, it’s time to talk about things I suck at!

We all have our strengths and weaknesses, so maybe one day when I need a pick-me-up I will talk about things I’m good at. But today I’m pretty okay with making fun of myself. So here we go.

 

  1. I suck at anything having to deal with sports. I have ZERO hand eye coordination, so if you are throwing something at me to catch or asking me to dodge something… No. Just no. Most of the time when people throw things at me, they go WAY over my head to where I would have no shot at catching it anyways.
  2. I suck at pull ups or climbing rope. I have to use a band to get through workouts involving pull ups. Most of the time I’m not even tall enough to reach the bar. Now rope climbs… Well I can get up the rope like once. Okay… that was a lie. Halfway. So I have to do the modified version where you lay on the ground and only use your arms to pull you up and back down. Weak arms fo lifeee.
  3. I suck at drinking liquids/ eating. Sometimes I always wind up with my food/drink somewhere on my pants or shirt. Like today after the workout, I basically poured my entire cup of water down my right side. Awesome. Or during supper I miss my mouth… Like every night.
  4. I suck at swimming. I can float/wade really well, so you don’t have to worry about me drowning. But ACTUAL swimming… Hah. Okay here’s the deal. I HAVE to plug my nose. I do NOT understand how people can keep water out of their noses. It’s like my nose is a vacuum that sucks in as much water as possible when I dive or do flips underwater. So that’s probably one of the main reasons why I can’t swim like a normal person. I’m just awful at it.
  5. I suck at running 5k’s. I have one today, but let me tell you. They hurt me. It’s just you have to keep a fairly fast pace through ALL of it since it’s so short. I’m not a fast person. I’m SLOW. That’s why I became a distance runner. Cause really it matters about how many miles rather than how fast (to me at least.) It’s more of game with me. But 5k’s… It’s like boom you start and then boom you’re done within 30 minutes or less.
  6. I suck at remembering things. That’s why when you see my planner throughout the school year, it is jam packed with what time I need to be where, days I have tests, future plans, reminders to myself of what I need to do later… etc. If I didn’t write things down, I would be a lost little puppy, wandering about.
  7. I suck at English/ Reading. Okay, this topic is kind of controversial since what I do with my free time is write, but when you look at my ACT scores, these are my two LOWEST subjects. They seriously brought my score down. When it comes to reading, I’m slow. I take my time to dissect almost every single word. It takes me FOREVER to get through a book. I know people who can just run their finger down a page and understand everything that that certain page was about. I’m so jealous.
  8. I suck at walking up stairs. I trip almost every single time I go up stairs. So when I remember that I suck at it while going up a flight, I basically have to do high-knees to make sure my feet get on that step.
  9. I suck at being consistent – on some things. I can be on time consistently, but my schedule every day is never consistent. At our CrossFit gym , there are 4-5 separate classes you can go to. I change up whatever class I go to ALL the time. I tried a morning class once, but I suck at waking up as well, so that stopped after one time.
  10. I suck at cleaning my room. I go through periods where I don’t clean my room. I just throw crap everywhere thinking, “I’ll clean it up tomorrow.” But it gets to the point where it STRESSES me out. I won’t even go in my room unless it is to sleep. When it gets to be that point, I usually get the urge to clean at about 10pm. Awesome.

 

Well there is my short list of things I suck at!

I have a question, is anybody running the 5K this afternoon? If you haven’t heard about it, it starts at Cavalier Field with Registration starting at 3pm, the race starting at 4pm! It’s a color run, so wear crappy clothes. I have no idea of who is all going, so PLEASE someone show up so I can run with you. I need a running partner… 🙂

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Run on.

I’VE MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH!

My crazy graduation weekend is over. Whew!

Now let’s see on where I should begin…

Wednesday Night: Senior Movie Night in the auditorium. We watched “Here Comes The Boom.” It was SO GOOD. If you missed this night and you’re a senior, I’m really sorry. It was  so much fun. And we got my favorite food: popcorn.

Thursday was our last day of school. I didn’t do much on this day, and I wore wedges all day as well. Ridiculous!

Thursday night was our Senior Campout. This is when the senior class gets to stay out at the school! One of our crazy kids in our class brought an above-ground swimming pool and the Fire Department filled it up for us. There was no way I was going swimming in that thing. Yuck. I’d probably get some kind of skin condition.

Friday night was Taylor’s graduation party! I just got to hang out, talk, and eat. Some of my favorite things! For Taylor’s graduation present, I made him a scrapbook of our past 4 years of high school together. That thing was HUGE. Lots of great memories with one great guy!

Saturday morning was graduation. It started at 10:30. With 440 kids in our senior class, it took a while to get through all the names. When it finally came my time to shine, I got my diploma, hugged Jeff Heirs (one of the coolest dudes EVER), and then my graduation cap fell off. Awesome. I’m going in the history books, kiddos.

Saturday afternoon was my graduation party. Taylor and I hit up about 5 parties before I needed to be home for mine. Mine went from 4-9, when it was only supposed to go from 4-7. But that’s ok! It was a windy MESS outside. Winds reaching up to 60mph. I’m pretty sure we hosted almost 200 people in my house! There was hardly any room to breathe! IT WAS AWESOME.

Sunday was Erin Pyle’s race. Mirda and I killed it in the 1 mile… but I’m not going to talk about the 5K. Let’s just say it was my first bad race. I’m still upset with myself.

So now, enjoy some pictures from my weekend! I’ve caught you all back up, now I have to get back to training! 20mi tomorrow morning! BRING IT ON!

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Run on.

Yesterday

Running Track:

4.5 mi

Today

Running Track:

5.5 mi

Weights:

Arm Day (There were a ton of different lifts! My arms are dead.)

Evening Run with Keena:

3.5 mi

Alright guys. As you may have noticed, I’m not blogging near as much! This is because graduation is drawing near, I’m beginning to work for my summer job, and I just have a million things going on from day to day. So PLEASE stick with me these next couple weeks. And PLEASE keep reading!

This weekend I will be traveling to Kansas City with my fellow Senior TOC Member, Delisa; our activities director, Tamie; and the athletic office’s secretary, Traci! So chances are, no blog tomorrow, but on Sunday for sure! I’ll be getting in an 18 miler Sunday night… Wish me luck!

So because I keep missing days of blogging with my schedule, I decided to do a Friday Phone-Dump.

Now don’t get the wrong idea here, I got this off of Skinny Runner. I have a ton of pictures on my phone from the past 3 days that I’ve thought “Oh this would be GREAT to include in my blog!” And so, since there are so many pictures, I’m just going to lay em all on you right now.

Enjoy today’s dump! Phone dump that is. What were you thinking?

It snowed yesterday. That's right. May 2... and snow.

It snowed yesterday. That’s right. May 2… and snow.

This is my super-duper happy/ excited face because I got to pull out the old letterman again. And hopefully for the last time.

This is my super-duper happy/ excited face because I got to pull out the old letterman again. And hopefully for the last time.

In my Runner's World Magazine I found my RunningSmall symbol! I thought it was pretty neat that I found it in a running magazine!

In my Runner’s World Magazine I found my RunningSmall symbol! I thought it was pretty neat that I found it in a running magazine!

My 16 year old cat Sunshine decided he wanted to go on a run with me! He made it halfway down the road before giving up.

My 16 year old cat Sunshine decided he wanted to go on a run with me! He made it halfway down the road before giving up.

This dog started running with Keena and I today. Driver's probably thought it was my dog and that I was the worst dog owner EVER. It wouldn't let me touch it or else I would've handled the situation correctly! I tried to keep him on the sidewalk as much as possible.

This dog started running with Keena and I today. Driver’s probably thought it was my dog and that I was the worst dog owner EVER. It wouldn’t let me touch it or else I would’ve handled the situation correctly! I tried to keep him on the sidewalk as much as possible. He ran with us for 1.5mi.

This is Keena's "Please not a bath!" Face.

This is Keena’s “Please not a bath!” Face.

She's still getting a bath.

She’s still getting a bath.

This is my new Lucky Bamboo plant. It is epic.

This is my new Lucky Bamboo plant. It is epic.

Found this in an ad in Runner's World. Just look for the mistake...

Found this in an ad in Runner’s World. Just look for the mistake…

PB&C Peanut Butter! If you live in Dodge City or the surrounding area, you NEED to try this homemade nut butter. They have all different kinds! I got sugar free/ reduced oil chunky peanut, cashew, and almond butter! YUM!

PB&C Peanut Butter! If you live in Dodge City or the surrounding area, you NEED to try this homemade nut butter. They have all different kinds! I got sugar free/ reduced oil chunky peanut, cashew, and almond butter! YUM!

PLEASE READ! A 5K Race/ 1mi Walk will be held on May 19th here in Dodge City benefitting this adorable gal, Erin Pyle! She was just currently diagnosed with bone cancer! PLEASE COME SUPPORT! Team Erin!

PLEASE READ!
A 5K Race/ 1mi Walk will be held on May 19th here in Dodge City benefitting this adorable gal, Erin Pyle! She was just currently diagnosed with bone cancer! PLEASE COME SUPPORT! Team Erin!

And this is the conclusion of the Phone Dump. I made sure to save the best for last! Make sure to JOIN the 5K event here!

I’m really hoping to see you there! I graduate the day before, so everyone can see me all adult-ish and what not. 🙂

Run on.

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