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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.

CrossFIT

WOD:

5 rounds for time

12 KB Swings 20lbs

9 Toes to Bar

6 Shoulder to overhead 55lbs

200 Meter Run

Midline WOD:

7 Minute As Many Reps As Possible (AMRAP)

50 meters KB overhead waiter walk 20lbs

60 second weighted Plank Hold 10lbs

 

Okay, y’all. This weekend I went to Kansas State University to enroll! I’ve been waiting to write about it because I didn’t have very many pictures. I still don’t, but I have more than I did on Monday!

It felt exactly like summer camp. I enrolled Friday morning/afternoon and by Friday night we were already busy. We met with our small group counselors and other Freshmen that were apart of our team. We were called “Seaton Tie.” Okay. So a building on campus (the architecture building) is called “Seaton Hall.” So if you think about it it… “…as long as I got my seaton tie…” Get it?

From 5pm on Friday to noon on Sunday, we were BUSY. Constantly going. We were walking all around campus/ aggieville, playing games, and sitting in presentations. So basically information overload.

Here is a nice little slide show!

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Overall, it was a GREAT weekend! I miss all my new friends already.

If you’re a Wildcat fan, or not, whenever you tweet about the Cats being AWESOME, tweet #BoomCatsMeow.

My counselor really wants to get it trending.

So do it.

Run on.

Running Track:

3.7 mi

Drill Team:

1 hour and 15 minutes of pure cardio… basically.

Ok, Spring. You need to go home. You’re drunk.

I woke up (40 min late) this morning to look outside just to find SNOW on the ground! In case you all don’t know what day it is, it is APRIL 23… Almost a week away from May 1… So someone please tell me why in the world Mother Nature is being so bi-polar? Does she need a little blue happy pill?

To make my day even worse, the garage door broke. That’s right. Broke. So how am I supposed to get to school? Well, let’s just say we have this cute little vehicle called a mini-truck. They’re little Asian cars. We use it for feeding horses and cows!

My mom had to drive me to school though. I felt like I was in grade school again.

Off to school I go... 20 minutes later than usual.

Off to school I go… 20 minutes later than usual.

Got to school, tried my best to be awesome (ok, let’s face it. I don’t need to try.) Taylor then drove me down to work, did the work thang for a few hours. Came home with a strange dog…

Just kidding. She's our dog. Her name's Gabby.

Just kidding. She’s our dog. Her name’s Gabby.

Speaking of dogs, y’all probably think Keena is a perfect little angel.

Dawwh. Angel.

Dawwh. Angel.

But what you do not know, is that she’s a little screw loose. She likes to destroy everything and jump on people.

For instance, right before I took this picture, this is a picture I took…

Psycho.

Psycho.

She is a really good and sweet dog. But trust me, if someone was ever attacking me, she’d get ’em.

Ok. Well, I blame this stupid weather for making my cough get worse. It’s time for a breathing treatment and then BED! I enjoyed some yummy veggie soup and suffered through some mint tea. I’m just doing everything I can to survive.

Pretty solid meal.

Pretty solid meal.

On the bright side of all of this, we do have a pretty sick view here in Kansas!

View from outside my casa.

View from outside my casa.

I hope all you Kansans are staying warm! On this snowy April day…

Run on.

 

 

Friday:

Running Track:

2 mile walk

Weights:

4×5 Power Clean from ground

4×10 BB Snatch Balance

4×10 DB Seated Alternating Press

4×30 Russian Twist

4×10 DB Tricep Extension

4×10 EZ Bar Bicep Curls

 

Today:

HALF MARATHON!

 

Let’s talk about yesterday.

I got dismissed from school a tad early so we could hit the road sooner to Manhattan since my sister and Miranda are on the committee for KSU’s Relay for Life. Well, the boys are also racing this weekend in Altus, OK so my mom was busy trying to get them sent off and so I had to wait for her to come home before we left!

We drove separately, me following her. “Why?” you ask yourself? Well, I wanted to stay up in Manhattan until Sunday to be with my sister and Miranda, while she wanted to go home after the race to get Keena out of doggie prison! So she is letting me drive all by myself to and from Manhattan like a big girl! 🙂

When we first got into town we stopped by Relay for Life! #fightingeverfighting

"HOPE" in Luminaries!

“HOPE” in Luminaries!

Me and Willie the Wildcat! :)

Me and Willie the Wildcat! 🙂

I think I'm in love with Willie now...

I think I’m in love with Willie now…

RIP Grandma. I love you!

RIP Grandma. I love you!

We left at around 8 to go do some shopping at Best Buy and Dicks Sporting Goods, and also get some Subway before hitting the road to go back to Abilene! I wanted to stay at Relay longer, but it was really cold and it takes about 30 minutes to get back to Abilene! We needed some rest!

TODAY

We woke up at around 5, got dressed and all geared up, then we left the hotel by 5:50! After picking up our race packets and getting our numbers on with our timing chips, we warmed up and made it out to the starting line by 6:45!

Mr. Martinez (one of our Assistant Principals) came to run as well! He lined up with us! Here is a picture of his kids Finn and Bode cheering their dad on!

SO PRECIOUS!

SO PRECIOUS!

 

Finn is around 4, Bode is around 2!

The race went really fast! The course was flat and pretty! There was some shade on about half of the course, the other half didn’t have much shade! Good thing I had a hat on (That was drenched in sweat by the end of the race, btw)!

We crossed the finish line in 1:52.1, way faster than either of us were expecting!

Racing towards the finish! Last stretch!

Racing towards the finish! Last stretch!

Right after our finish!

Right after our finish!

My biggest fans :)

My biggest fans 🙂

Oh, and then guess what! WE BOTH PLACED! Not in the overall, obviously. But in our own age divisions! In the 15-19 age division, I placed 2nd! I was a little sad I didn’t get first, but then I realized the girl who won was 19, in college, and who probably ran races religiously. Then I felt much better.

But… 

MIRDA WON HER AGE DIVISION! She was in the 20-24 age group. STUD MUFFIN.

Us with our "Finisher" medal and our silver and gold medals!

Us with our “Finisher” medal and our silver and gold medals!

We got to meet Dwight D. Eisenhower's granddaughter!

We got to meet Dwight D. Eisenhower’s granddaughter!

Did we mention that we LOVE PRO Compression? Well, we do.

Did we mention that we LOVE PRO Compression? Well, we do.

So word on the street (or ladies restroom), was that the course was LONGER than the 13.1mi of a normal half marathon! Here’s what my Charity Miles GPS had to say…

Excuse the creepy man in the background.

Excuse the creepy man in the background.

So that’s how much we ran, according to my GPS! Dang Eisenhower Half-Marathon… makin’ me work harder than I have to!

What am I doing now? Well, I am currently sitting on my sister’s couch, typing away, and drinking antioxidant coffee. Yum 🙂

Oh, also eating a ton. My metabolism is KICKIN’ right now. I’m not complaining. 

I hope everyone has had a blessed weekend so far!

Run on.

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