Arizona Trip


A few weeks ago, Matt and I went out to Arizona for a visit. Matt’s friend Brad was in town from the Ukraine and we figured it was a good time to get out of the cold and visit family and friends as well. We had a great time seeing everyone, but man, the week flew by! Between running 122 miles that week andΒ  visiting with everyone, I was completely wiped out by the end of the vacation! I needed a vacation from my vacation! Does that ever happen to you?

I ended up running a lot earlier in the morning out there than I do here in Michigan…it’s the Arizona way!(Re: No luxurious mornings of sleeping in past 5am)Β  I had so much fun running with JT and my former Bandido teammates. It was so great seeing everyone. My Hanson’s-Brooks teammate Lavenna was also out there at the same time, so we ended up meeting up for some runs.


20130302_080513My friend Don ran a 5k six months after having a heart transplant!

Alanna, Christina, Kristi and I

Alanna, Christina, Kristi and I

I got to spend a lot of time with my bestie, Shannon, so that was really nice. We ate some really yummy meals, had some wine while watching dateline, and even went shopping! *gasp* The only bummer was that we forgot to take any pictures of the two of us.

We were also able to spend 2 days with Matt’s family. It was so great seeing our niece and nephews and just to catch up with everyone. We did not take any pictures with them either. We are the worst picture takers ever. But yet…I have a pic of me with Jamba Juice. Nice.


Post- workout lunch with friends at Postino’s- my favorite Phoenix place!



We are now back in Michigan. It is still cold and still snowy. Awesome. πŸ˜‰ But the sun is out today, so that is a good thing! One more month until Boston.

Run Happy friends!

One Comment

  1. Sounds like it was a blast!! Good for you and you still got in some major mileage!! That’s what I call major focus … laser-like πŸ™‚ Run Happy !!! πŸ™‚

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