“I rock tanks every day. My gym is like Tiananmen Square. I’m always bringing the tanks.”

I have officially ordered my first fitness themed top:

Until last month, I had not been regularly doing dead lifts. I have now seen the light. I’m still slowly adding weight. Today, I dead lifted my body weight (for the first time!) PLUS 25 pounds for 5 reps. I was so excited! If my […]

“I was thinking of going out tonight because The Beastie Boys fought, and possibly died, for our right to party.”

1. On Thursday, I did my first pullups using resistance bands. It was awesome.

Of course, when my trainer showed me what I was to do my face was frozen in fear since it looked like a death trap.

First, the resistance band looked like a noose made from a rubber band.

Secondly, he had […]

“A long time ago we used to be friends but I haven’t thought of you lately at all”

1. I happened to see this flyer in my gym and recognized myself in one of the pictures. Can I now refer to myself as a fitness model?

I may have already added it to my resume.

2. The pictures were taken at a boot camp style class I did with Ben […]

“Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character.” – Colbert

1. This is a picture of two girls doing box jumps:

(Why they are doing this in an area that looks like a seedy back lot, I do not know. I do know there is a joke in there about “getting jumped in an alley.” However, I’m still nursing a headache from trying to find […]

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”– Erma Bombeck

1. Miss Flannery turned 14 years old on Friday!

She has retired as a bookstore dog, and is now a lady of leisure. Except for having lost her hearing, she is in good health. (And being deaf might actually be a blessing as she no longer freaks out every time there is a thunderstorm.)


“The south has been crippled by a winter storm – or as they call it, the weather of northern aggression.” — Stephen Colbert

1. This was the line at Publix yesterday: I couldn’t see the cashier when I got into line, but I was happy to later discover it was my one friend who works there. She commented that based on the customers’ behavior and what they were buying that it wasn’t a winter storm which will last […]

“When people tell me I’m going to regret that in the morning, I sleep in until noon because I’m a problem solver.”

1. A young man I know made the statement, “I remember it like it was yesterday” and my first thought was, “You’re 23. It basically was yesterday.”

Soooooo, I guess this means I’ve started the steep descent into becoming a bitter old woman. I just need to learn to stomach coffee so I can cradle […]

Tryon Half Marathon

You can tell that I came up with my own half marathon training schedule since most don’t include an actual half marathon race less than a month before the one you’re training for.

After the Spinx Run Fest, I discovered how much more I enjoy races than long runs by myself. I kept setting out […]

Spinx Run Fest Review

A lot of the half marathon preparation plans suggest running a 10k sometime during your training so you have an idea of what to expect on race day. Thus, I decided to run the Spinx Run Festival’s inaugural 10k as my inaugural race. It’s a very picturesque course through downtown, including Main Street and two […]

Nobody makes me bleed my own blood – nobody!

THIS is actually a real thing that is going on at the college nearby. I want to win a trophy, but I REALLY want that tank top. And the chance to nail some of the local college kids in the head. I have 8 years of pent up anger over the ridiculous behavior of […]