Life Lately | 5.31.16

Hi Friends!   Today’s exhilarating and nail biting post brings you a few key moments in Jordan’s life from the last half of May.  Thrilling… I know!

 

May 21st, 2016 – INSANITY Certification – Waterloo, IA

This actually was thrilling.  And, apparently, I am lucky to have come out alive from my overnight stay in ol’ Waterloo.  Listen, I am a cheap-o when it comes to hotel rooms the night before out of town certifications.  That is money out of my pocket for less then an 8 hour stay, so I choose cheap over lux.  I guess this particular hotel I stayed in usually means trouble.  Let’s just say I got 4 hours of sleep, saw multiple deals go down in he parking lot.. and by deals I mean things I can’t even repeat.   I had about enough of the commotion by 5am that morning that I was up, ready and out the door by 5:30am, found a Starbucks and sat in my Jeep until 8:15am.  After hearing the whole hotel story, Kayla made me promise to put a $100 minimum on any future hotel stays when flying solo.  Clint told me to not forget my gun.  Got it.  Check!  When all was said and done, I survived and helped certify this  AMAZING crew of new INSANITY instructors.  They asked some of the most intelligent questions and really dug deep into the material.

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CHAMP Snuggles.

As mentioned in my last post, Champ has cancer.   And it’s getting really close to the end of his time with us.  Closer then I had ever hoped it would come.  It’s been a rough last 24 hours.  I will keep you posted and many many many many thanks for the love and well wishes.  I feel them.  And WE are going to need them in the days ahead. ❤

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Memorial Weekend

Friday – A wonderful Happy Hour with none other then Ms. Tyree.

Saturday – A trip to Brownville, NE where I was overdressed, the town was packed with junk… err, “treasure” if you are a flea market type, the beer was good, the company in our gorgeous cuz Erika was great, the pickings for Clint was just what he wanted and the afternoon away from the city was glorious.

Sunday – A trip to Clarinda on the bikes…

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for some grillin’ and chillin’ with the greatest friends a couple could have.  We even got to hang with Kyle, the Lane’s and Dustin.

It was the perfect summer night.

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And that Sunset was INCREDIBLE!

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Monday – A trip to the soon to be open Walkup Woods to watch Clint get some mill-work done.  Clint is opening a second business, in conjunction with Walkup Tree, slated to open on June 20th.  He’s the hardest working, most dedicated and most visionary man I know.  Proud of him.  More details to come on this new adventure.

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Ended Monday with a ride to Blair for some afternoon beers, good music and time spent with friends.

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May riding wouldn’t be complete without getting caught in a storm.  I love the thrill of watching the rain roll in, the lightening crack across the sky and those first few raindrops.  It’s not so bad getting poured on when you know you are headed home.   It’s another story when you are just starting out your journey to Sturgis in the pouring rain, but we won’t go back and dig up old bones now, will we?  🙂 😉

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Cheers to a lovely May full of friends and fun.  And here’s to bringing in June with a much needed girls vacation around the bend and a few more long lasting hugs with my buddy, Champ.

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Life Lately | 5.17.16

Life Lately

Rockfest 2016 was perfect.   We spent about 1.5 hours at the show and about 2.5 hours in a bar catching up.  HA!   Haven’t missed one in 10 years, but this is definitely the most short lived experience.  Lineup wasn’t my cup of tea, wasn’t feeling like rocking out and was just feeling like hanging with my girl and catching up.  So we did.  It was perfect.

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Sasha gets ornerier the older she gets.  16 years old, spunky as all get out and tends to dig around in the firepit soot.  But, she’s still cute, isn’t she?

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Sunday is meant for riding the Harley’s with the hubs. ❤

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Sunday’s AREN’T meant for 4.5 hours of softtop Jeep additions, but that’s what we used this Sunday morning for.   Yeesh!  It better be worth it come warm weather, I tell ya.

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Saturday road trips to Topeka, KS for the nieces High School graduation is always fun!  Isn’t my mama gorgeous!? 🙂

 

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Made by my MIL, Robin + Caught the eye of Clint = A surprise to me!   I LOVE it! 🙂 ❤

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Lot’s and Lot’s and Lot’s of Champ snuggles going around our house these days.  Champ was diagnosed with Cancer a few weeks back.  It’s been rough to deal with.  He’s my baby.  For those that have pets before children, you get it.  It’s tough news to hear.  Even tougher to watch them deteriorate.   He’s still with us.  He’s still wagging his tail, following me around the house when he can and lovable as ever.   And we are taking full advantage of that.   Pretty sure he doesn’t mind the spoiling.   Hello loads of yummy people food!

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When Kyle comes home the dogs eat it up.  And so do we!  Don’t get to see this kid often enough. ❤   Almost 20, sophomore year at NWMSU completed and a summer of farming and college kid shenanigans ahead for him!

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Have you ever played Kubb? (<-Linked)  It was played at my niece’s graduation this weekend, but we are for sure going to snatch one up soon.  Perfect addition to motorcycle rallies!

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Parties with girlfriends are the best.   😉

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Jessica’s BIRTHDAY!! You know Jess has amazing friends when they travel in from IA City and Des Moines area for a random Tuesday evening.

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PiYo.  Do you PiYo?  I am getting ready to add it to my teaching lineup.  Loving the stretch, the burn and the massive puddles of sweat from it.  WHO KNEW I could sweat almost as much, if not more, in PiYo as in INSANITY.  I love it.  And I love the non-impact of it.  I am going on week 3 of a bum foot.  Fairly certain I’ve got a stress fracture going on.  Doctor you ask?  Hell no.   I know what I need to do to get it to heal.  Stay off of it.

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Killing those certifications!  Life as a Master Trainer is so fulfilling.  Seeing all of these instructors OWN their new adventures fills my happiness cup up to the MAX!!

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And THAT my friends, is life lately.

Market to Market IOWA | 2016

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Another year with this crazy crew (+1) means:

  1. We were crazy enough to do it again
  2. We tallied about 17.5 hours total in a vehicle
  3. 75 miles of race ground covered
  4. Most of them were ran… I will let you ponder on that and make your own assumptions.
  5. Our newest team mate is a bad influence.  See #4
  6. Or that’s what the rest of my team led me to believe.  See #4
  7. We love her anyways.  See #5
  8. Sunny days are better then cloudy days
  9. Bridgette is SnapChat obsessed
  10. I love taking selfies while running just to listen to my team bitch
  11. Jenn changes her clothes often
  12. Troy is the best driver, ever.
  13. Sara doesn’t like to run but yet, she still joins us every year.  That’s how cool we are.
  14. Blair is full of the best one-liners.
  15. Brad organizes this every year, so we really should question his ability to make life decisions.
  16. Not sure what that says about us who join him.
  17. Never underestimate Brian and his quietness.  EVER!
  18. With that said… pay attention to Brian.  He will pull something over you.  Or off him. See photo number 7 for reference.
  19. Pay attention to the rule book.  The after party tends to get moved.  You’ll be incredibly disappointed when you walk to the former location.
  20. Burgers at the end of the race is the way to go.
  21. And Beer
  22. And Ice Cream

Market to Market IOWA 2016 is a wrap!

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