Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Restaurant Week!

This Friday starts Kansas City's first ever Restaurant Week. I am very excited about this. One of the many things Steve and I love to do is go out to eat and try out new restaurants. There are over 90 restaurants participating in this event. We have chosen to go out to 3. One is a favorite of ours, Bristol. We are going to lunch there this Saturday. We figured it was probably among some of the best bang for your buck places for lunch. Places serving lunch will be having a $15 pre-fix menu and dinners will be $30. Next week we are trying out two places we have never been to for dinner...801 Chop House and Micheal Smith. We just recently noticed 801 Chop House and picked it due to being able to get a $30 meal at a restaurant that is noted with 4 dollar signs $$$$. Micheal Smith I had read about a long time ago and have been wanting to eat there for a while, just never got around to it. Oh the other great thing about this week is that some proceeds are going to Harvesters, a local food bank. I am excited to get in some great food in the next week. I've been trying to figure out a way to get to more places, but I think I should calm down and realize that 3 is a lot. hehe

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Olathe Half

I have decided that I am going to attempt another half marathon. This time I am planning on actually training...that didn't go so well last time with planning the wedding and taking a vacation during the training time. I have not been running like we used to so it may prove to be a bigger challenge than I realize.

The race is the Olathe Half Marathon. It is April 10th (a Saturday for anyone that wants to come and see us run it). Monday marks day 1 of the training plan I am going to be using. I will probably find myself on the treadmill training the next week or two. This snow better melt soon though cause I am not sure I can endure more than 4 miles on the treadmill.

I believe at this point Steve is going to run it also, but he isn't going to follow a strict training plan. He's lucky enough to have running come more naturally to him. I also have a few girlfriends that are planing on running it also. We are going to work at keeping each other motivated to continue with the training. We might even be able to get in some runs together during the training. If anyone else wants to join in let me know. There is a marathon or a 5K you could do also. It should be fun to prepare for this race and run it with friends. Right now I am excited, I might find myself pissed I decided to do this in a few weeks though. haha

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


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