annaelyse What a beautiful day for a PR! And a great start to race season. I might go broke on registration fees - but 2015 I'm coming at 'cha, 13.1 miles at a time! #rocktheparkway 2w
  •   annaelyse @allierding thanks gal! you were totally right-it was a PRfect day 2w
  •   shelleywink SO proud of you! 2w
  •   n_nkc CONGRATS 🏼 2w
  •   kimbrlymay WAY TO GO!!!!!! I so wanted to do the half today because it is my FAV EVER!!!!! (did the 5k after 2 months of injuries, turns out it's way less competitive!) 2w
  •   neonrunnergirl Nothing better than a shiney new PR! Awesome! So many people in my IG and FB feeds did this half today. I'm getting antsy for PF on May 3rd! 2w
  •   annaelyse @neonrunnergirl you're right-there isn't! You're running the full PF, right?!? You're gonna ROCK it!!! 2w
  •   annaelyse @shelleywink oh lady - I am proud of you!! Can't wait for all your Big Sur photos!!!! 2w
  •   annaelyse @n_nkc thanks! You should arrange your next trip to kc around a race! ;) 2w

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annaelyse But on that day
What seemed as the darkest hour
A violent hope
It broke through and shook the ground
And as you rose
All the light of all the world was magnified
As you rose in victory
3w

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annaelyse sunny & sixty-five is my love language 1mon

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annaelyse so I've got these hairline cracks in my soul. insecurity, not chosenness, the need to be right, impatience, to name a few. on my good days-they're managed, and barely seen. but glory, when I get sick (or exhausted, or probably more accurately 95% of the time) those cracks become huge. open trenches that threaten to break the ankles and cause stumbling of anyone within 30 yards of me.
consider this an apology from the bottom of my cracked, trenched soul.
but there is hope. the sun is shining. and eventually I'll get over this cold.
2mon
  •   nancepants55 Love you . 2mon
  •   jaimerovenstine Me too, sister. Love you. 2mon
  •   annaelyse @kimmer67 thank you! So wish I could be with you guys this weekend! All of my love! 2mon
  •   annaelyse @walkerjoe @mdub365 @jaimerovenstine posting this felt achy & vulnerable - but all y'all's sweet words reminded me I am not alone, that it's not just me-but boy doesn't it feel that way some times! Here's to dear-heart friends who remind us that we're all in this together! 2mon
  •   annaelyse @nancepants55 love you too!!! Miss your huge heart and love for people, and your sass. I miss that too ;) 2mon
  •   innerspaceyoga Love you, @annaelyse ! You are a gracious, sweet soul. 2mon
  •   laballew Oh Anna. This week I have been all sorts of ugly. I have cried about 800 times. Been "mean mommy", the cracks in my soul have seemed cavernous- all over a #damncold (I mean like the worst, longest lasting, cough so hard I pee my pants cold) but sickness, tiredness, they wear even strong competent women like us down. Grace to you. And feel better. And thanks for your honesty- helped my ugly week seem less isolating! 2mon
  •   lndsyannxo Love you sweet girl... Coffee/yoga/lounging at a park soaking up the sun date soon? 4w

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annaelyse when your parents house overlooks a river you wake up early and stand outside in the quiet. watching the processional of mini-icebergs float by as the sun, like all things today, rests in a blanket of gray. 2mon

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annaelyse if only he had played old pine. incredible show, nonetheless.

@joshsolarlovesyou here's to 5 (6?) years of seeing shows together!!
3mon
  •   n_nkc @joshsolarlovesyou ARE YOU KIDDING ME. I'd have paid just to hear him play that 3mon
  •   annaelyse @n_nkc I feel the same way about old pine. Would have been ok with just that one! 3mon
  •   n_nkc @annaelyse I'm legit upset. Trying to look through the uptown tag for 10 seconds of Instagram video to soothe myself. 3mon
  •   joshsolarlovesyou @n_nkc yeah. it was the first song he came out and sang in the encore. it was beautiful. 3mon
  •   kimbrlymay no old pine?!?!?!?! 3mon
  •   pgillespie84 Wait?? Did you see Ben Howard ??? 3mon
  •   annaelyse @kimbrlymay I know! So sad, also no Only Love. But The Fear was gold-so not bad. He played a ton of his new stuff-I'm just partial to Every Kingdom. 3mon
  •   annaelyse @pgillespie84 yes! Such a good show-I just love him! I also had breakfast with your wife this am. It's been a KILLER 24 hours! 3mon

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annaelyse my awesome friend josh (@hellohappinesscardco) leaves cards all around Kansas City hoping that just the right person finds them & is encouraged. after a rough few days this week I texted him "I think you need to leave a card. In my mailbox"

I am a firm believer that it is 10,000% ok to ask for what you need. ok. and good. and necessary. there is no shame in asking for encouragement or to be reminded of the truth that life tries to brush away!
grateful for friends that love me well! (and glitter. I will always be grateful for glitter!!)
3mon
  •   hellohappinesscardco yay! glad it made it safe and sound to you! 3mon
  •   nancepants55 Love this Anna - miss not seeing you :) 3mon
  •   walkerjoe Agree 100%. 3mon
  •   kimmer67 I love your cards I love this. 3mon
  •   mdub365 I agree with nancy, i miss your face and can recall a couple cards ive gotten from you...one still hits home even thinking about it 'dancing on the litteral edge of a cliff' . We are not called to the comfortable easy life but are called outward and into community, way to go for asking what you need. 3mon

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annaelyse such a babe. 3mon

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annaelyse (love) 3mon

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annaelyse instead of picking one word for 2105 - I picked 20. "blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord" luke 1:45

#RAPilgrimage
3mon

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annaelyse this winter gray, cloud filtered light is my absolute favorite. also. some days collapsing into the chair, pretending to write & just closing your eyes and breathing deep is the sweetest salve, and the biggest victory. I fight rest like the dickens. shoot. (also-any of you friends want to teach me Spanish? I will pay you!) 4mon

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annaelyse guys. Christmas is real. it's beautiful, and candlelit, and silent night-y. and all those things. and I love all the beautiful pictures that show all that. but I also love this one. my lia. who isn't afraid to be done when she's done. who doesn't do anything to please anyone. who is 10,000% herself. she teaches me so much about so much. and tonight it was the mix of chaos amidst the silent night. because I have a feeling that's how Christmas Eve really went down. 4mon
  •   lndsyannxo I ️you so much. To like to the deepest parts of my heart. Merry Christmas beautiful Anna! 4mon
  •   thesolars @annaelyse yes. love you so much, Anna. we need to make a resolution to spend more time together this coming year. 4mon
  •   annaelyse @lndsyannxo oh sweet one. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you! (And Brandon and Avery and Millie!) 4mon
  •   annaelyse I love @thesolars so much! And yes. That resolution is a MUST! Merry Christmas!! 4mon
  •   beetakashani You just get it. 4mon

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annaelyse this last week wore me the flip out. so tonight I sat in bed and wrote cards to my favorites. turning Christmas cards into awkward "here is everything I love about you/learned from you/need to ask forgiveness for and oh by the way Merry Christmas and I love you" cards.
tonight I did it because life and reality and beauty were so raw there was no other way. but I think I might do this every year. call out the reality and the raw and the beauty.
and usher in redemption.
and C E L E B R A T E !
isn't that what it's about?

and oh by the way, Merry Christmas and I love you!
4mon
  •   callmandy I love this girl! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas! 4mon
  •   sswisher83 This is beautiful. I love the idea what a great tradition to start! 4mon
  •   mallorygobet Sweet idea! Get some rest this week!! 4mon
  •   annaelyse @mallorygobet thanks girl! I am hoping to 4mon
  •   annaelyse @sswisher83 thanks! I love those moments where things just happen, unplanned and beautiful. Sorry to hear about your grandma - praying for you!! 4mon
  •   jacievanderloo gosh you're great. miss you Anna!!!! 4mon

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annaelyse at the darkest moment we need to either believe that light will return or we find it within
~ chani nicholas
happy winter solstice loves!
4mon

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  •   annaelyse @jtpage I know you're disappointed we didn't feature yoda in this. Believe me-he was chastising us about "presents before Christmas" as we gazed... 5mon

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annaelyse today was rich and full. so grateful. so thankful. (and twinkle lights and fireworks) 5mon

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annaelyse tonight I introduced #noraharper to t.swift. Friends, she instinctively knew how to shake it off. 5mon
  •   blakelyrdn Nothing better than seeing my Nora light up at the sight of one of my favorites. She loves you @annaelyse #noraharper 5mon
  •   faesoul you're a baby/child whisperer 4mon
  •   annaelyse @faesoul oh love. thank you. I think I learned it from cedar, he taught me. 4mon

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annaelyse that one time I ran a half in 20 degrees, decided that hi-5s on the course feel just as good as a PR, and it started snowing as I crossed the finish. 5mon
  •   shelleywink Honestly, you are amazing!!! So bummed we missed seeing you! 5mon
  •   jaminato Nooooo 5mon
  •   lauren_varel How do we always miss each other?? Nice job! 5mon
  •   annaelyse @lauren_varel I know! I hate that! The next race I'm running is rock the pkwy-you running that? We WILL meet up eventually! So proud of you ! 5mon
  •   lauren_varel I don't know if I'm running that one yet - I'm running the Big Sur 21 miler a week or two after 5mon
  •   annaelyse @shelleywink lady-YOU are amazing! It was COLD out there!! They should have given the volunteers & spectators medals too! 5mon
  •   faesoul I love you! 4mon

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annaelyse as your love
in wave after wave
crashes over me
6mon

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annaelyse "the cure for anything is saltwater..." isak denison 6mon
  •   dsven85 It's so lovely!! Hope you're having a blast! 6mon
  •   maddie_whyte What I would give to be sitting on the beach.. 6mon
  •   william.richard Mmm, good quote 6mon

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