Running (Williamstown) Lately, and that Time he No Longer Wanted his Appendix.

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You guys.  What a crazy end-of-August it ended up being!  But, we left that month feeling more blessed than EVER! Our family is now minus one appendix, but beyond thankful!  So, the guy got SUPER sick last Sunday night and we ended up in the ER all night, CAT-scanned and sent to emergency surgery to remove his (about to perforate) appendix.  Really.

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Funny because I took that picture of him jumping in the air w Zach on his shoulders mere hours before the craziness began.  So insane how one moment things are wonderful and the next…


Yea.  So, we are SUPER glad that is behind us.  He was/is SUCH a trooper!  We don’t do pain meds here, so he is surviving on Advil and tons of TLC 🙂  COULD. NOT. BE. PROUDER.  So, we had plans to visit the Berkshires where his family resides.  We had been SO stoked to go and not sure if it was going to still be a possibility after the whole appendectomy thing.  But, we were given the green light and were able to go!  We ALL absolutely LOVE it there.  There are SIX cousins total and it is a BLAST!

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One of my FAVORITE things to do when we are there is to explore on foot!  I did an easy 4-miler on the treadmill before we headed out on the 4-5 hour drive there, so the next day I was ready for some outside town action!  I LOVE visiting Williamstown.


It is an adorable town and running it ROCKS.  The first day I did a 6 miler using a beautiful “River Walk” in the area to do mile repeats.

Then, the next day, I asked Scott’s dad to plan a run for me around 6 miles.


He drew me a map, warned me of the hills, then sent me off to my death.  Really.  LOL.


The hill on Stratton that nearly killed me.

I can’t even with the “Keep Hill” road sign.  Seriously though, this woman was coming down the hill and kinda waved at me and I waved back.  I only then realized that she was pretty much waving me to my death lol.  Those hills in the Berkshires are NO joke!  BUT, it is LOVELY to run on dirt roads; feels GREAT on my feet.  Also, it was closer to a 7-miler 🙂 and thank GOD I had my GPS.

Those views, though!?  Right!? So beautiful.  But the hills killed me and let’s be honest; my inner thighs were already sore as all hell because I could not get off of these amazing EZ-rollers.  Get yourself one now.  They were SOOOOOO fun.  I know.  Grow up.  But truly…TOO much fun.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know how our last few weeks have been going!  I also HAVE to show you this jump shot I am OBSESSED with that I snapped today when running the BFB:



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