The Ultimate Saturday

Was thrilled to represent Team OneAmerica at the 2nd annual 2017 Indy Ultimate race!

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This event takes you all over downtown Indy to see what our community has to offer. First stop, IUPUI Michael A. Carroll Stadium for a soccer kick.

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After that, we made our way past the Indianapolis Zoo to run the bases at the Victory Field.

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NL was ready!

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What’s up Rowdie!

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Let’s go to Lucas Oil Stadium to kick a football through the uprights!

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Very cool to enter through the tunnel like a real Pro.

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So, I didn’t make it through the goal posts, but I was pleased that my kick did get air born like a champ!

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Georgia street welcomed us some tire drills and a frisbee toss. And finally a water station. It was hot out!

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So I enjoyed getting into some air condition at Bankers Life Field house. Before the free throw, I need my pic with this guy while the band played!

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Didn’t get to shoot on the real court… would have been a fun stair climb!

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Next stop, the Circle to ride the HandleBarIndy.Com. But no beer?! Pass.

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We were treated to a trivia maze just south of the Indiana War Memorial Museum. As we arrived to the stairs, there were Soldiers yelling at us to climb to the top. “WHY ARE YOU SMILING?” Seriously yelling. It was awesome! After the stairs, you could see what was up next.

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Pack carry around the fountain.

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Slack line.

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Then the obstacles in the American Legion Mall.

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Let’s finish this thing! Down the canal, through the Indiana State Museum and back to Military Park to celebrate!

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Complimentary beer only quenched my thirst for a few sips. Creeper alert!

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#ConquerIndy – We did! Thanks to Indiana Sports Corporation for putting on a great event!

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What’s the best way to not be sore after a race? Stay on your feet!

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We were ready to party with the pretty people!

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And eat! Bring me my tacos Cluster Truck!

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Huge day of fun and memories! Can I rest now?

Friendly Wager

Whenever my HLP and I make a bet, I have to be careful with the punishment so that I’m not the one who looks silly. For the IU v PU basketball game, I told her to bring a Tervis to our viewing party. Loser has to drink out of the opposing team’s Tervis for 48 hours. Going in, I was pretty confident. During the game, not so much. It came down to the very last minute. Victory for me! Sorry Tervis, you have to endure some CC for a little bit.

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2017 Crossroads Classic

Two great friends reached out and said “Hey, want to go to the Crossroads Classic with us?” Yes please! Watching Boilers, Bulldogs, Irish, and well… Hoosiers. Count me in! And my HLP would probably like it too!

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Making our way to our seats, I saw yur boy Blue!

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Great times with great friends!

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I had to show my gratitude. They could have sold these tickets for 3x the money! Thanks for looking out!

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Race Season Begins

Big 10 games were in town. I won’t complain about free tickets. I will complain about watching Rutgers v. Nebraska. Boring.

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Probably the most exciting part was the halftime Big 10 baby race with each school represented. This had to violate some NCAA rule.

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Best part, I love you Robbie Hummel!

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As the weekend approached, it was time to put in some work. Previously.

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I did a toughness pose-off with Sparty. I think he won. Coolest thing was as we were walking to the start line, Coach Izzo was walking by the Circle. I’ve seen him before. He’s quite noticeable. I elbowed CS and said “That’s Izzo.” As we passed by I said, “Hi Coach!”. He responded, “Boiler Up!” Awesome.

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Least favorite part of the race. Totally kills the momentum.

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I decided I needed a selfie. I’m a dork.

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A look back.

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Usually I recruit double digit participants to represent. My numbers are dwindling. My loyal 2016 crew.

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Even the warm temps couldn’t keep WFD away. Got to use my flax seed mittens when I got home. I’m an old ass lady.

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But only 6 seconds/minute slower than 2 years ago. Take it. Bonus note: 1st in my age group!!! So, let’s do it again the following week at my fav location. Previously. Hello Holliday!

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Getting back into the running swagger, I was excited to race. This place just energizes me. It showed in my finish. 30 seconds/minute faster than last year. 2nd fastest pace ever for me there. Again, I’ll take it.

PU vs. Vandy

Got a 24 hour RSVP to the Purdue Vandy game courtesy of JCrew. Even Santa was there!

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There’s really not a bad seat in this place.

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Unless you have to sit in front of us.

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These guys were clueless that we photo bombed them. They facebook/twitter/whatever the picture out and instantly got responses of “Who are the 2 chicks behind you?” They graciously sent us the evidence. But at half time, Uncle Steve came through with court side seats.

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Swanigan is big.

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But Haas is bigger!

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Let’s make something happen this year Boilers!

Preview Day

When a potential Boilermaker says, “Can we go visit Purdue for one of my college days this year?” The answer is a resounding BOILER UP!

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Purdue has created a brillant program called Preview Day. After a morning introduction, they schedule 2 break out sessions in the morning by each college at the University. An admissions director spoke and told you more details about their program, classes, credits… it was information overload in a good way. The best thing I learned at these sessions was University President, Mitch Daniels, wants 30% of Purdue students to study abroad. He has created separate funding for study abroad programs and every student we met this day, had studied aboard. Brilliant program for these Boilers.

After those sessions, they provided a free lunch at one of the cafeterias. I was not looking forward to this remembering the one year I was forced to eat at these while living in the dorms. My, how they have changed! CS was excited for the all-you-can-eat experience.

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College did not look like that when I was there. I was very jealous. NOT that I want to go back. It’s just so much cooler (yep, I’m old) on campus now. They even had an Amazon store with free 1 day shipping. I had to wait a week for my Mom’s care packages.

We were left with an open afternoon to visit different spots on campus that were ready to give potential students tours. We headed to the health lab and the beautiful new PMO building. Followed that up with a dorm tour, shopping at Discount Den, dinner at Jake’s then Karma was on our side and the men’s basketball team had their opening pre-season game at home. Let’s go to Keady Court!

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Funniest thing I witnessed, was this…

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Really kids?! You want to steal 1 ply toilet paper. College kids are desperate to save money.

New Goal

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As I age in years, my goals for Corp Challenge are changing. Thank Karma, cycling was cancelled. This year, it was to minimize the field events. B-ball only. I still don’t want to do the 5k and 1/2 mile, so hopefully I can change that next year and have my new goal be solely, mascot sightings!

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Axel the Racer

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And me post 5k with, Safety guy. Huh? Yeah, you look official so it counts.

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Red Storm

Met up with some friends for a Butler basketball game. Lots of new upgrades in the stadium including padded seats. Not bad for $20!

But the real reason I wanted to go to this game was to see the Legend himself, Mr. Gene Keady, consultant to Coach Lavin at St. Johns.

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The Red Storm couldn’t get it together. They would pull within 6 or 8 points, then just get pummeled with a scoring run. They got some work to do. I kept my clapping to a minimum in the Bulldog house.