Tuesday, May 22, 2012

summertime in the midwest

Taking a break from my series of every day photos from my trip, I wanted to share a wee bit of my summer plans. Summer has always been my favorite season of the year, despite how fortunate I was to grow up in a place that is mostly sun and breeze, Honolulu Hawai'i, summer has still been the preferred season.

This summer will be my very first summer away from Hawai'i, and though the beaches, hikes, and family & friends are and will be surely missed, I'm excited for several events that will all take place this summer here in the mid west. 

School will be starting up again for me the first week of june, so that will take up most of my time, with studying and going to class.  My birthday is also looming over me that first week of june as well, but that will be for a later post...

First weekend of June is the................. Omaha Warrior Dash!!!
A bunch of my friends in Hawai'i did this when it was in honolulu so when I found out they were having one in Omaha, you know I had to get in on this!! It's an obstacle course of strength and endurance and a good 'ol time.  I probably won't be in the best of shape by June 9th, but hey, it's going to be fun and muddy and we get a viking hat and medal for finishing it. Also, they have an option to donate money to the St. Jude research Hospital , a hospital near and dear to me, so that's always a good thing with these community events!

Joel, his sister and I are doing it together and hopefully we'll have a cheer squad at the end.  You can read more about it at the link above and if it's coming to your area too, you should definitely try it! I'll be sure to post a recap of it after the event. 

Coming in July is the COLOR ME RAD 5k run! This run is going to be really fun! Some of the proceeds go to the Special Olympics, another organization that's close to my heart.  It's a cool run/walk, where you're "colored" in different colors of cornstarch along the run! My niece is going to LOVE this event!
How cool is that?!?! 

Then lastly... the week after the Color run is  the Glow Run 5K in Kansas City.  It's a newer event but looks just as fun and different.  It takes place at night and we're making the town glow with glow sticks and our bright personalities! It will also be my first time in Kansas City, so this will be a fun event for a newbie like me.

So this summer will definitely be fun and exciting.  School, work, and the 3 events above will definitely keep me busy but I'm happy to be doing something different this summer.  It will be a memorable one for sure.

What are your summer plans this year? Will you be doing any community events or trips?  I'd love to hear about them!


Charushii said...

Sounds like you will be staying active :) you'll be having fun and staying fit!
My big goal for the summer is to climb Mt. Fuji ^^

Sarah Dawneé said...

That color me rad run looks like so much fun!
I hope that you get some pictures after you are all colorful. =)

Sounds like great summer plans!

I'm not sure what my summer is going to look like yet. I hope to learn to be a better cook, work on crochet for charity, enjoy the sunshine, and find a job. But, we'll see what happens on the adventure!


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