Running down memory lane

This past weekend was one of the best, most fun weekends I have had in a while! We celebrated Kelly’s bachelorette party in Iowa City. 

It has been five years since we graduated from the University of Iowa and in ways it seems just like yesterday and in others it feels like a lifetime ago.

The four years I spent at Iowa with Kelly were some of the best years of my life, so it was awesome spending a weekend there doing things we did in college.

I won’t bore you with all of the details of the weekend, because frankly it would take too many posts, and you’d probably get tired of reading about it!

We partied Friday and Saturday night, but as diligent runners we did get up Saturday morning for a run. Kelly, Megan (her sister) and I went for a nice 5 mile run on one of our old running routes. Oh the nostalgia…


After breakfast and getting ready we took the other girls on a campus tour of our favorite places and where we lived when we were freshmen.

Kelly and I lived in Slater, which is a residence hall within minutes of Kinnick Stadium, where we spent every football Saturday watching the Hawkeyes. We took the girls to Kinnick and explained our deep love of Iowa football.


We spent about an hour walking around campus showing them places and had a blast. It made me appreciate the fact that I was so fortunate to go to Iowa, and that I had such an amazing time. I still get sad at times thinking about not living in Iowa City with my friends. I hope I’m not the only one that misses college…

Jamie and Lauren were impressed with the beauty of the Pentacrest 🙂 (The Old Capitol and the four lecture halls surrounding it).


We went out Saturday night in our best 20’s attire, as the party was themed around The Great Gatsby.

A little party never killed nobody. 

Sunday morning I got up to go run. Kelly and Megan wanted to rest, and since I am a crazy person, I wanted to run around campus.

I just ran four miles because it was already 10:30 and crazy hot. Our campus is really hilly so I took advantage of it and ran a lot of hills.

The Old Capitol is so beautiful. And even more fun to run up…  Actually one of Kelly and I’s first picture as freshmen is at the Old Capitol. It is now a museum inside, which is open to the public.

The Old Capitol

I’ve said it before, but it is always so much more fun to run with people! Especially in beautiful places.

I may post pictures later of our 20’s attire, but naturally I did not take many pictures.

I can’t calculate time and thought I started marathon training today but it is next Monday. I’ve decided to just start today and just do week one two weeks in a row.

Have a great Monday!

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