Monday, April 4, 2011

My BIG Surprise.....and B2B recap!

As I mentioned Friday, I have had a secret/surprise I've been keeping since the end of February. My friends that I work with and me were preparing and planning to run in the Brew to Brew, which we did last year as well. That wasn't the surprise though. The surprise was that one of my good friends that worked at the hospital with us before moving to Colorado last May, came back for the race. She agreed to join us and we decided to keep it a secret from the rest of the team. Such an awesome surprise for everyone and we were all SO pumped to spend time with Amanda. The surprise:

We had a pasta dinner at my house Saturday night to carb-load before the race Sunday. We left Topeka about 5:40 Sunday morning for KC. It was a great day with friends, minus the 20+ mph wind we ran directly into. Not a nice time. I ran 4.8 miles in about an hour....I'll take it considering it was the farthest I've ever ran and it was more hills and wind than I'm used to. We had a good day enjoying hanging out and having snacks and just relaxing. I was done running by noon so had several hours to just cheer for my teammates. We are already excited to do it all again next year! After the race was completed, we went to The Salty Iguana, a mexian restaurant in Lawrence and had LOADS of water and some mexican food. We got back to Topeka a bit before 7:00 and were all SO exhausted! Thankful for a fun day with my friends!

The team before we ran:

Me before I ran:

The team after the race:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Things that make me happy....

Tulips blooming in my breakfast nook on a Friday after work...


I have a HUGE surprise/secret that I've been keeping for over a month! It's going to be revealed this weekend and I couldn't be more excited!!! Also, this weekend is my second time participating in the Brew to Brew, a relay race from KC to Lawrence I am doing with a group of friends. I'm pumped to spend the day with friends in what is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL weather...also excited to get my 4.8 mile leg behind me! Will fill you all in soon on the big surprise! Oh, and happy April Fools Day! Any good pranks?!