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Weekend Recap

Ahh I’m so bummed I missed yesterday’s PowerMeal Week Round 4. Next week, next week. Winking smile

My whole weekend was spent in Mt. Rushmore!Just kidding. I have yet to visit. I’d love to some day, though. This was taken in a museum under the St. Louis Arch–I’m not quite certain about it’s relevance to the arch or St. Louis, though. I’ve been to this museum twice and I never read the history; just take pictures and look at the displays. Open-mouthed smile

So yeah…I got to spend the weekend in the St. Louis/St. Charles area with my brother. I hadn’t seen him in a long time so it was an overdue visit. He apparently turned into a self-proclaimed photographer over the span of time that I had not seen him. His new toy, a Nikon, was on his person the whole time. He recently got it so he’s still been learning how to work it.

Big brother had never seen the St. Louis Arch so that was a must see on his list. We got a little turned upside down heading to it but we got to it around sundown.

It was such a lovely day to visit the arch.I Red heart green!

My brother looked so pro taking shots of the arch with his Nikon.

I always like taking pictures of the arch whenever I go visit. I got some good ones. I’m sure my brother took all the awesome ones, though. Winking smile This one was my favorite. I got some sweet line work going on.
Night time made it interesting to take shots of the arch but this one was pretty cool.

One of my favorite parts about taking trips is the hotel life:  big comfy bed, tons of pillows, free breakfast and pools/hot tubs! I got a chance to hang out in the pool and swim some laps. Cardio, done. Winking smile The hot tub at the hotel was so amazing, though! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a good way to unwind.

It was such a fun and tiring weekend! I got to spend time with my brother, catch up with some friends I hadn’t visited with in forever and visit the arch once again. Good times. These twinsies are super sweet! Red heart

All good things come to an end, though, right? Well, not all the time. Winking smile Back to work and all that fun stuff for now, though.

Tomorrow is the last day of July. Summer, come back!! But you know what that means… it’s July Foodie Penpal Reveal Day! Yay! See you tomorrow for that one.

Anything fun and exciting happen to you this weekend?
Has it been a good Monday thus far?

Happiest 5k on the Planet

It’s adorable slash cheesy being able to say that I’ve ran the “happiest 5k on the planet.” But I did just that yesterday. It really was cool being a part of something so big like that, though. I promised myself I would take tons of pictures and I sure did! I have to thank Kyle for getting me an iPhone 4S. I had the 3GS and it was just old and outdated and took worthless pictures. So thank you super much, Kyle. You spoil me far too much. Red heart

Kyle and I spent like a day and a half in KC but our time there seemed much longer than that. Here are pics re-living that fun weekend.

Such a good driver… On our way to KC!

Coby’s first time staying at a PetsHotel.

Finally in the hotel! King sized bed, sweet tv and dispensers in the shower for you….Never seen that before.

A picture within a picture within a picture…and then a toilet. Thumbs up

Yep!

It’s always fun going to the pool and taking underwater pictures.

Dinner time: spaghetti and broccoli, lime and pepper chicken, whole wheat bread, watermelon, cottage cheese and chia seed water. Super filling!

Watched some a lot of tv…and spent time on the laptop. I didn’t get too much sleep. At around 2 AM, I kept waking up every hour thinking it was time to get up. I must have been excited or something. Winking smile

Oatmeal and raisins, sweet potato, chobani and water.

For the record: Chobani yogurt is so good, and I could very well be a spokesperson for that fine food item. You can find my contact info here. Winking smile

KC Color Run Swag! It’s all so clean and pretty.

Putting on my Color Run tattoo.

Driving to Arrowhead.

Before the run. We’re so spotless and clean…not for long, though. Winking smile

While waiting in our wave to start running, I caught a sweet wave. Then we were off!

Successfully made it past yellow and orange color zones. 2k’s down, 3 to go.

It was interesting seeing all levels of runners…and their outfits/costumes.

The color throwers in the blue and yellow zones were better at covering you in paint compared to the orange and yellow color throwers.

It took forever to get to the finish line but we finally got there. Yay! Now we had the final kilometer to celebrate…

Celebrated the 5k finish with the Color Extravaganza! It was so fun but difficult to breathe in the cloud of color.

Check out the video the above collage was created from:

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View from away and inside the craziness.

Special “elf made” recipe of magical color dust. Sure provided lots of fun.

Afterwards, it was a crazy party of music and dancing…

…and stretching. Look at Kyle showing us how it’s done.

Then we joined in the Color Run Conga Line! Check it:

This guy was spraying the passing Conga Line which was refreshing under the hot sun but also made the colors run together and look muddy…yuck.

Partying settling down, we assessed the color damage.

Colorful mess!

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Cute photo ops!

As we were making the long walk back to the car, I suggested to Kyle that he should snatch up this little poster board. I didn’t think he’d be able to get it but he tore around the binding zip tie that was keeping the board attached to a metal stand. I was impressed! Also impressed at his suggestion that we use it to make a memory board of our time at The Color Run. We’re going to work on that tonight. Already bought a frame for it! I’m super excited for that project!

Another shout out to Kyle for this awesome gift. I shattered the screen on my 3GS so I had to make sure I protected this one. This LifeProof case has done a good job dealing with my clumsiness so far. It did an awesome job keeping my phone all safe and protected during The Color Run and allowing me to capture these awesome memories!

Short drive back to the hotel…not looking forward to packing and checking out. At this point, I wish I could just lay down and go to sleep. That’s the downside about participating in out of town events.

Remember that pristine, white shirt at the start of the run? Not so clean now, huh? I wish the color stayed like this on the shirt after I washed it. It kinda turned into a pinkish-purplish colored shirt. I’m still proud of my Color Run shirt! Open-mouthed smile

Oh hello, color lines that look like sick tan lines. The soles of my feet were spotless. It looked funny.

Clean up was fun…I had never taken such a colorful shower before! It was hard scrubbing the paint off my face. It literally looked like I had a black eye from the leftover paint. Thank goodness for cover up! I’m sure housekeeping appreciated the mess and the sky high pile of towels.

I got everything packed as quickly as I could. I wanted time to lay down are relax. I got about 5 minutes worth of rest but it felt so nice to just be still and not worry about anything.
Ever heard of hey runner girl? Yeah, well this is what Mr. Gosling would be saying to me at that moment. Winking smile

What do you do to celebrate completing the “happiest 5k on the planet”? You go to Joe’s Crab Shack.

This was my first time eating at Joe’s. Kyle got the crab steampot and I got crab nachos. The nachos were delicious. I just love nachos in general. Vanessa, the waitress, was cool. She’s good at putting bibs on people.

I had to make my first visit to Joe’s legit so I got myself a sweet shirt that I’ll grow into someday. Open-mouthed smile

Just kidding, I didn’t get that shirt. I bought sweet tie-dye shirts for Kyle and myself. Kyle got a legit looking compressed towel that we have yet to…decompress, I’m guessing…? He also got me a shot glass that says “Hot Legs & Great Tail.” Love it! Red heart

After that great lunch we headed over to get the puppy…can’t forget about the puppy. He was alive and well and did decent at the pet hotel. I enjoyed a nap for what felt like most of the trip back to town.

The Color Run weekend took a lot of energy out of me but it was worth it. I’m proud that Kyle completed his first 5k ever and that he was happy while doing it…I sure was happy to be a part of that. Props to The Color Run for living up to its expectations. Open-mouthed smile

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