For those of you not in the know, CoMO is Columbia, MO. Home of the Tigers and where I was born and raised! My mom, sister and mother-in-law all reside in CoMO just adding to its wonderful-ness. Yeah, that’s a word – don’t worry about it.
There is just nothing like the feeling of coming home. I love all the memories!
Let me back track….
I got off work early. Hooray! A perfect way to start off Memorial Day weekend. We were in Columbia just in time to meet my mom and sister for dinner. We sat outside and it was glorious.
And then I ran into my high school girlfriends – 2 of which live no where near Columbia anymore. Talk about a flashback! It was a great surprise!!!
I love these girls! So many good memories with them!
Sean, Enzo and I got up early and ate breakfast. We had some unpictured oatmeal. Sean and I then headed to the MKT (Katy Trail) for a 6 mile run. The Katy trail runs east and west from one side of Missouri to the other. It is shaded, flat and wonderfully peaceful. I truly love it! I have not found anything like it in Kansas yet.
The run was hard, but I did it. I stopped at mile 3, 4.5 and 5 for a walking break but I got it done. It was super hot which drained me.
I love the abundance of Mizzou apparel in Columbia. Never a Jayhawk in sight! However, I also saw a bunch of people wearing t-shirts from my high school. It took me back! There are only two high schools in Columbia which makes for a very hardcore rivalry. I went to Hickman. I must mention that our mascot is….. you will never expect this….. you might not even know what it is…. a Kewpie! That’s right I was a Hickman Kewpie!
I got back to my mom’s house, showered and made a huge salad.
My salad contained:
– iceberg lettuce
– romaine lettuce
– black beans
It was dressed with olive oil, balsamic, honey, sea salt and pepper. I had a handful of parmesan and basil Wheat Thins with some sliced swiss cheese.
My mom and I have grand plans to go shopping and then it is dinner with Sean and his mom. It should be a great evening!