Monday, May 27, 2013

A Good Way To Spend A Day Remembering

Usually, I hate Memorial Day. Mostly, because I hate thinking about people I care about who have died (both literally and figuratively). After debating all morning (and eating lots of chocolate and ice cream), I decided this Memorial Day would be productive, rather than depressing or self destructive. 

I headed up to Park City and went on a super rad trail run. Trail runs are my FAVORITE!

Then, I did something I have been planning for years and Memorial Day seemed very fitting. I got a tattoo. Not just some dumb tattoo, but one with A LOT of meaning. 3 Years ago, I tore a tendon in my ankle that should have ended my running career. I made sure that it didn't. I have always wanted a tattoo near that scar just to say "suck it scar! I  can do anything I set my mind to!" The Roman Numerals are 26 for 26 miles. And if you look closely in the wings, you will see the letter B, in memory of my brother-in-law Byron who passed away, and I miss every day. It's just a little tattoo, but it means a lot to me, and I am so glad I finally got it!

Back to the Grind this week. BOOOO!

PS--- If you're looking for me, I am probably near some camp fire roasting my FAVORITE summer treat!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I Don't Fit Anymore

I keep asking myself where I fit.

I'm no longer the crazy, fun, spunky girl I once was. 

I'm not longer the perfect child I pretended to be. 

I walked into church for 5 minutes and immediately felt like I didn't belong. 

I am the youngest at work by like 10 years. 

I live in a house full of girls with boyfriends. 

I'm not smart enough. 

I'm not funny enough. 

I'm not outgoing enough. 

Anyone who actually really knows me, seems to learn how imperfect I really am and doesn't stick around anymore to love the imperfect Kelli. 

Simply put: I have no idea where I am supposed to fit in. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hurry Up Summer!

I am soooo ready for perma-summer weather. Even if it does mean that I can't wear hoodies and moccasins for a few months. It also means I can longboard, go boating, hike, road bike, and run!! I hurt my knee, so I haven't been running much lately and probably will have to sit out on the UV Marathon June 8th, but it's not worth getting injured even more. Here's some pics from lately:

I got the LOA of the Month award for the 2nd time in the past few months. Biggest perk is getting a parking spot! I actually go to lunch now, because I have a guaranteed parking spot when I get back! It's the BEST! Another cool work-related thing that happened was that Goldman Sachs contacted me and wanted to meet with me about being a financial analyst. Within two minutes of being there, I realized I would never want to work there. It kinda blew my mind actually. I always thought I would want to work there if I had the chance, but it just didn't feel like the right fit for me at all. I love my job at IFreedom WAAAAY too much. I start training in my new position this week!

I don't know whether I should be proud or scared that this kid is my little mini me. Hopefully she is smarter than me at least!

Meet my newest toy! I have been kinda bummed that I can't run because of my knee and I have been working so much lately. I decided it was time to get a new toy I can ride while my knee is taking a little break! I LOVE it!

I got ANOTHER sinus infection. That's two in the past two months. I officially hate my sinuses. Or....I should probably slow down and quit being such a workaholic. Time to stick to a new life motto: Work Hard, Play Even Harder. 

Summer Come Play With Me!!!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

I'm Old

At least my boss got me ice cream bars (since he knows I have the taste buds of a 5 year old) and I got to go to the zoo with my favorite friends. 

Best way to have a quiet car ride, feed children doughnuts and cookies and food coma sets in for a good hour. Such a good Aunt. 

Thanks for all the birthday lovin!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hello 24

So tomorrow I turn 24, which is totally freaking me out. I am no longer in my "early 20's", but making the transition into my "mid 20's". Yikes!! I feel like it's just going to be all down hill from here! I am already seeing the effects. For instance, this past week, I haven't been sore like my muscles are tired sore, but my joints and knees and ankles are sore. I'm so scared to grow up. It hit me after my run this morning when I whipped out the foam roller, electric stem, heat, and essential oils that I am losing my youth! Granted,  my youth did allow me to finish a half marathon in 2 hours flat without training...but still!!

Here's to one more year under my belt!

PS- I got myself a bday present from ProCompression and got these compression socks. There are so many awesome running benefits to running with compression socks. I rarely race without compression socks, because they keep the blood flow running in your calves so you don't cramp. If you go to their site an enter the promo code SHOES, you will get 40% off and free shipping! It's totally worth it if you're training for a half or full and always cramp up on your long runs!!