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139th Kentucky Derby

Being a born and raised Kentucky girl, I would be remiss if I did not say a big congratulations to the winner of the supper muddy 139th Kentucky Derby, Orb.  Congratulations Orb and Louisville native, Shug McGaughey!  I had picked Java’s War (just because the name supported my coffee love) and Andy had picked Normandy Invasion (just because he liked the name).  I don’t know if it’s my love for animals in general or the horse culture ingrained in my home state, but I always love watching the beautiful horses as they prance across the television screen in their regal way.



We started this Derby day with Starbucks and ran around with a now 48 hour fever free Rylnn and despite the weather reports of an all day rain fest, it didn’t rain once!  It was quite a bit colder than it has been, so we weren’t able to spend as much time outside, but we did find some mud puddles (of course) got to swing a little, watch Papa bush-hog a field, and play a little hide and seek.


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We decided to head to Paducah to grab an early supper at Flamingo Row and if you’re ever in the West KY area, I highly recommend it.  Always a favorite with my family, it’s a very different Caribbean soul type restaurant/café atmosphere that specializes in their Fillymingos, which are stuffed breads and they also have all kinds of sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads, and hamburgers.

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They also have a giant iguana (which Rylnn is super infatuated with) and he gets an iguana coloring page, always a plus with a 2 ½ year old boy.  This evening Andy had the Voodoo Burger, Rylnn had the cheese stuffed kid’s Fillymingo with fries, and I had the Boola Bites (sliders) and of course the little loaf of bread they bring to the table that’s a little garlicky but wonderful!

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By the time we got back home, I had just a sliver of daylight left and took advantage completing a 3 mile run just in time to see the sun sink over the top of the trees.  Now time to relax and enjoy a nice Saturday night at home 🙂

Coming Soon: Color Run Fun

Today was a typical Sunday in our household, church, lunch, attempted nap (and then one wild card) coffee run!  It was such a cold, dreary day, nothing sounded better than a nice, hot Starbucks Raspberry White Chocolate Mocha (thank you to my dear brother-in-law, Philip).


Tonight, as I’m resting, I have been researching training plans designated to the week before a 5K, since Saturday is The Nashville Color Run!  I am so excited about participating in a color run, the company that I will have running with me (Wendy and Brooke) and the fun we’ll have spending Friday evening in Nashville together before the Saturday morning race.

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So, if you have any training suggestions for the week leading up to a 5K, please shoot them my way.  Getting ready for a busy week, with a little too much travel involved I’m afraid, but I’ve had a great weekend for resting up.  Bring on Monday!

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