Monday, August 7, 2017

Weekend Adventures

Now that Kyle isn't working a ridiculous schedule we are able to take advantage of weekends together and boy are we loving it! We have a hard time sitting at home during the day especially since there is so much to do. 

Our weekend started as most have lately, with a race. We were up at 6:15am to get ready for the Great Escape 5k on post. The awesome thing about this race is that is took place at the Old United States Disciplinary Barracks (aka the old military prison). The start line was just inside the perimeter of the prison and it was the location of the last known escape roughly 20 years ago. I had initially planned to run with E but it started raining prior to starting so Kyle ran with her instead. Before the race started I met up with my SLAM group for a photo. 

I started running with my friend, Lauren, and let me tell you she kicked my butt into gear. The rain tapered off during the run so it wasn't terrible. For the last mile I ran with my friend, Allison, and we agreed to finish the race together. It was so fun having so many friends along the course cheering each other along. 

I rounded the corner for the finish and I could see Kyle and E cheering me on. I wasn't paying attention to my time until I crossed the chute. Then I realized I had PR'd my time by well over a minute! I have never in my life been a fast runner,  but seeing a 28 minute 5k blew my mind.


Afterwards we went to brunch with our friends and it was a nice reward after the race.

Sunday, we had no real plans at the start of the day. Kyle decided he wanted to plan something so off to KC we went! He decided on the Sea Life Aquarium. It was a great idea! Even though E is still little she gets so excited when she sees animals of any kind and this was no exception.

After the aquarium we grabbed lunch at the Crayola Cafe followed by dessert at Sheridan's. Dirt and Worms concrete for the win! 

Our last stop was the Mummies Exhibition at Union Station. If you have ever heard of the Bodies Exhibit (we went to it in NYC) it's similar only Mummies. It was incredible! Kyle certainly outdid himself with planning such a fun day.


It was the perfect way to spend a dreary weekend. 

I hope you all had a great weekend! 

19 comments:

  1. How fun is all that! AND such an amazing feeling to have a faster time and not even feel like it! Go you!

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    1. Thank you!!! Exactly! I definitely was not expecting it.

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  2. Looks like fun. I always loved KC, such a nice city. I know things have definitely changed in 20 years though. So I can't wait to follow along with your adventures while you are there.

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  3. Aquariums are always awesome

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    1. They really are! They are such a fun and easy outing.

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  4. Love the photo of the old prison in the background. Enjoy the rain for me as it's been hot all week and this week too. Looks like you're having a good time running with friends and enjoying KS!! Happy week!

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  5. Congrats on getting a new best time on that 5K! I'm happy if I hit about a 10 minute/mile so 28:00 for a 5K is awesome! Your Sunday sounds pretty awesome as well, especially since E loved every minute of it!

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  6. I'm so happy you guys are getting family time together <3

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    1. Thanks, Casey!!! It is so nice, we are definitely taking advantage of it.

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    1. It really was!!! Thanks, friend!!

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  8. Well done on your PR! It always happens when you least expect it! And hurrah for having the wknds together!! ;)

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  9. Whoa! What a neat 5k at the prison! Kinda neat and kinda eerie! Congrats to you on kicking it! Awesome job on your PR!!! Woot! Woot!!

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  10. Sounds like a great weekend! The aquarium sounds so fun!

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  11. That is awesome!! The Great Escape 5k sounds so fun!!! SO glad you are getting lots of family time together-- y'all deserve it!

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  12. That is an awesome weekend! Sounds like a great race to run and way to go with PR!!!

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  13. What a great weekend! I love that you've been able to connect with some other runner friends.

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