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Running for Cupcakes

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Yesterday I ran in my first race ever Yay me!
It was a virtual race hosted by Run with Jess in honor of her 37th birthday *oh to be that young again* called The Cupcake Classic  you might remember I talked about it earlier So, with my first ever race bib
And some cupcakes made by my friend Laurie waiting for me
I hit the road!
I wish I could say I did better than my last attempt at 3.7 miles but I didn't
it took one minute longer  1:06 this time
But I had fun sweated a lot and even had Zman take a picture of me when I was done
 Maybe someday I will look good after a run!
I'm so glad I decided to do this it was so much fun! Maybe they will give a prize for the slowest - I could rock a  bondiband or sparkly skirt for an hour!

Until next time ~ Kris

How I've spent my week

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I've spent my week  stressing worrying crying and staying with this dude whilst he underwent several  tests all in the name of trying to figure out what the H-E-L-L is wrong
After what seemed like "a million" tests we know what he doesn't have but not necessarily what he does have (well, except we learned he's anemic that's good to know and easy to treat!)
But after more of this we also know it's not a inflammation  that spread to his heart or lungs or eyes pretty much just in his knees
So we finally got to come home with this and he's pretty handy and quick
Monday we see the specialist for JRA and maybe get some answers for real this time


Until next time ~ Kris

On the Road Again

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I've been out of my boot of shame for about a week.  Remember my boot of shame?  Of course you do and if not, here you go


So, I decided this morning (well, last night)  that I was tired of not being out on the road doing my jogging/walking/arms flailing thing
AND
I am signed up for the Cupcake Classic

So, this morning I decided I was going to walk walk, just walk, the 3.7 miles around my little circle neighborhood (four times around plus two houses and back = 3.7 miles)
So, I didn't lace up my running shoes because I wear these which I LOVE and only got to wear once (the day I broke my foot) and I know that sounds weird but I didn't break my foot because of these actually, I had my best jog/walk/flail ever that day
So, I put on my shoes picked 'shuffle' on my iPod and headed out the door.
As soon as I hit the road my feet wanted to run I wanted to run but I didn't because I didn't want to hurt myself  and 3.7 miles is a long way (for me at least)
One lap around no running
Two laps around…

The Best Laid Plans

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We had a plan. We still may have a plan. For now we are going to call it "The Super Secret Plan" (SSP) because, well, it's a secret and it's a plan. That's how we roll around here.

And it feels good to have a plan. Being 44 years young you'd think I'd somehow remember to include Murphy in our plans. Even though my dearest calls me a 'glass half empty' person, deep down I'm not. I love to think that the glass is half full - but sadly, it rarely turns out that way. 
Thanks Mr. Murphy you rock
But I'm letting all of you, my fine readers know - we are re-working SSP. And I'll share with all of you when we have a lock. Promise! This is your heads up for a random later post.
In the meantime I thought I'd share some of the things we've been doing around here.
School for me about halfway through the term Yay I'm a lot overwhelmed still but getting a grip kind of like this
but that counts ~ right? Right
Z-man's knees look like this

and the d…

My First Official Race

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Today I officially signed up for my first race. Since I've been hobbling around in my boot I've had to scrap my plans for my first 5K this weekend - but I'm so excited to do this one.

It's called The Cupcake Classic and it's being hosted by Run with Jess. Thanks to my bloggy bestie Shannon M for blogging about this one - that's how I found it!

It's a virtual race of 3.7 miles to be ran/walked the week of Jess' 37th Birthday (October 17 - 23). I know I won't be ready to run the whole thing - but I'm going out there to give it a shot. I can't wait! She is also raising money for The American Cancer Society, so when you check out her page check out the ways to donate - every little bit helps.

So, expect pictures! I'm way too excited! Wonder if I could find some kind of pumpkin cupcake to enjoy when I finish.....



Until next time ~ Kris