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Monday, March 25, 2013

I posted a status update saying there was no reason for me not to hit the gym 4 times last week, as well as go on one hike and participate in a 5K. Usually, a reason is found to alter my plans.

Last week was different. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each saw about an hour of time at the gym.

Then my action packed weekend began. Friday after the gym, 'A' and I grabbed some Jamba Juice and drove out to Mesa (30 minute drive) to pre-register for our Neon Run the next night. We got our shirts, bib numbers and some glow jewelry (it was a nighttime run so we needed to glow in the dark). We headed back to Phoenix, showered and changed.

Then we picked up 'A's son (the cutest freaking 7 year old EVER) from his after school program, went to Hard Rock Cafe for dinner, then crossed the street to watch the Phoenix Suns take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Awesome evening with two amazing guys!

I was back at their house at 8am Saturday morning so the three of us could hike South Mountain. The hike lasted about an hour (I think our lap was about 1.47 treacherous miles) and we all had fun :)

I picked 'A' up later that night (his son was staying with grandma) and we met up with some friends to head out to Chandler for the Neon Run. Lots more people than anyone expected. Near the exit, we were on the freeway for about an hour to go less than a mile. Eesh. So our friends were in front of us hanging out the sunroof, Harlem Shaking with their glow sticks for all the surrounding cars to kill some time, LoL.

We ended up being late for our start time, but so were thousands of others due to traffic congestion for the run. We ended up making the last wave of runners to start the course. We jogged a little but walked most of it because we had a couple 2 year olds in our group.

It was sort of a let down. I don't think the organizers expected as many people. And the neon glow stuff didn't work, so the only way you glowed was if you had the jewelry. Disappointing, but we still had fun. We heard lots of complaints from people who were leaving as we were arriving.

After, 'A' and I had a panic session when we got to the parking lot and didn't see my car. I kept honking the alarm...nothing. Freaking out. We realized we just got turned around, so it was right where I parked it. Obviously. Out of range to make it honk and light up. Deep breaths. Sigh. When we got to my car, 'A' said, "Well, we did our first 5K together. The first of many." So cute.

Here's our cool pose from a tent in the middle of the Neon Run



Have a great week, my Lovelies!!
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KRISTINE99 4/3/2013 2:10PM

    This sounds AWESOME! I'm hoping to do the Neon Run in Scottsdale in May.

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CATLADY52 3/31/2013 11:29AM

    You two look great together. Congrats on the A+ week. emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 3/29/2013 3:55PM

    Sounds like you guys had a great time!! emoticon

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AMBER281 3/29/2013 3:44PM

    Sounds like you are having a great time!

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KAREN_NY 3/29/2013 11:55AM

    You're having so much fun!

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TANYA602 3/28/2013 7:52PM

    I always love seeing posts from you and I am so glad you are doing so well and that things with A are in such a good place. How very fun that you are both so active together! And your pic is absolutely adorable (you look FABULOUS, girl!). I hope there are indeed many more terrific memories in store for you!

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MEH50BEWELL 3/28/2013 9:35AM

    What an action packed week you had. Sounds like you had boat loads of fun. Thanks for sharing the pic - it made me smile

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/28/2013 12:18AM

    What a great, active, fun-filled week! Woo hoo for you! emoticon

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BECCAR6 3/27/2013 5:39PM

    Sounds like a great time!

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IRONBLOSSOM 3/26/2013 2:50PM

    It's so disappointing when runs aren't organized well! But it sounds like you guys still made it fun and had a blast! So, no worries, next time will be better :-D

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LADYJ6942 3/26/2013 1:15PM

    sounds like an awesome time, woo hoo!

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GINGERHAWK 3/26/2013 9:29AM

    Love the 'cool' pose - adorable. It sounds like you had an action packed and really fun week - YAY!

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LIVEDAILY 3/25/2013 10:45PM

    What a couple of goofuses!! I mean that in a GOOD way!! It sounds like you two had a blast!
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HHB4181 3/25/2013 10:03PM

    so fun!

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/25/2013 7:13PM

    Sounds like an amazing, fun and fit week! Bravo!

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CHARTHESTAR 3/25/2013 6:46PM

    Neon run should have been fun with everyone glowing. Hopefully next time they will get it right.
good thing they did a second run because of traffic...But YOU DID IT!
Great job! you both look like you were having fun.

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POISONGIRL999 3/25/2013 6:24PM

    Cutest pic of the day goes to.......YOU!!

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MICHELLE2343 3/25/2013 5:26PM

    That's awesome. Congrats on your first 5K. emoticon

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