Friday, October 28, 2011

KickBallin’ - Balls Deep Style

Our kickball season has come to an end…our last game was Wednesday but we, somehow, have a playoff game next Wednesday. We finished the season with only three wins (3-4) – but we still had fun. And we have the best shirts in the league…check it:

 Each person chose nicknames and we had them screen printed on our shirts.

Shane is the ‘Godfather’ (any Old School fans out there?) and I’m Flash 7.1. And, yes, that is directly related to my 40-yard dash time…which, I’m pretty sure, has gotten down to around 6.8. 

Also, after our games, Atkins Park - a local bar - hosts all of the kickball teams for drinks and food. They also have dueling pianos...after a few drinks, Shane likes to get on stage for a little ditty:
Look at sneaky snake trying to play the piano. 

It's usually about 20 minutes after this that we decide it's time to go is a Wednesday for god's sake and we are no longer in college. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bootcamp: Sample Workout

As I've mentioned, Jennie and I do two-man bootcamp three days a week. We get pretty loco some days (running a lot and doing crazy exercises...yes, that is my definition of loco) but, more recently, we've been just walking and talking. And when you wake up at 5:45 a.m. to begin a workout at 6:15 a.m. - you want it to be good. 
 This is totally what we look like. Fatigues and all.

So, I did some research (on other blogs, of course...what other resources are there?) and developed the following for our Wednesday workout:

(1 lap=.29 miles)
Walk 1 lap
Run 2 laps

Hop and Pops — Perform five jumping jacks and then drop to the floor and immediately do five pushups. Right back up to your feet for five jumping jacks, down for five pushups. There is no rest between jumping jacks and pushups. Perform a total of 20 repetitions for each. It’s OK if you need to perform a modified pushup (knees on floor). This exercise is not as easy as it sounds so if you need to do fewer reps to start that’s OK.

Run 4 laps

Ski Jumps – Stand with your feet together and keep your knees slightly bent. Jump to the right several feet and then jump a few feet to the left. Make sure to keep the knees and legs together and knees slightly bent. Perform 20 total reps

Run 1 lap

Double Crunch — Lie on your back on a mat. Bend your knees until your legs are at a 45 degree angle with both feet on the floor. Your back should be comfortably relaxed on the floor. Place both hands crossed over your chest. Contracting your abdominals, raise your head and legs off the floor toward one another. Return to the starting position stopping just short of your shoulders and feet touching the floor. Perform as many reps as possible until you can’t perform another.
Double Time — Lie on your back and cycle both legs as fast as possible as if riding a bike. Perform the movement for 60 seconds.

Run 1 lap


Pretty good work out! Your arms will definitely be sore!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Birthday Recap

I’m another year older…officially the big 2-8. I’m not necessarily upset by it, but to quote my very intellectual father, it felt like just another day. No older and certainly no younger. 

However, sweet Shane did make it very special by planning a ton of special stuff for us (and he likes for everything to be a surprise…love him.):

Friday – Dinner with the parents at The Vinings Fish Company. Wine and Ahi Tuna – yum. And I got some cash and some more Latisse – yum as well. After dinner, we met up with some peeps for drinks and then went to sing karaoke! We traveled the 20-30 minutes out to Buford Highway to go to Karaoke Melody where you rent your own room and sing karaoke with just your group – we love this place. Stayed out too late and hit the hay around 4 a.m. Yikes.
Saturday – Had brunch at J. Christopher’s with Patrick, my baby brother, and then over to Natural Body for an hour-long massage. So.nice. Came home and watched some TV and some movies and then headed to Studio Movie Grill for dinner and Paranormal Activity 3. First off, the movie was pretty good – I’d give it a B-. Secondly, the customer service at this place was awesome…we will go back just for the sheer fact that they were so polite and courteous to us.

Sunday – Lunch and margaritas with Chris, my other baby brother, and then went shopping – at Target. So, you know that was a disaster…how is it that you go in there to buy fabric softener and come out with a new wardrobe, 15 greeting cards, new Halloween decorations and a bicycle? Whatever subliminal marketing thing they’ve got going on in there totally works.

Unfortunately, there are no pictures…only memories. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Never Thought I'd Like It..

Post-apocalyptic? Zombies? Um, sounds stupid - no thank you. 

Until this...

I'm hooked! In two days, Shane and I watched the entire first season and the Season 2 premiere. Seriously.hooked.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

I love Halloween. I love carving pumpkins. I love it so much I usually want to do it very early on in the month - meaning my pumpkins are rotted by Halloween. are some ideas I'm looking at to avoid this predicament (other than the obvious idea of carving later in the month...boring).


What do you think? To carve or not to carve?

Monday, October 10, 2011


I said a couple of weeks ago that I wasn’t an athlete…however, I think I’m moving the needle on that statement. While I’m still not an athlete, per se, I’m less of a non-athlete. Proof? I ran a 5K on Saturday…wha?!? 

While I certainly wasn’t the fastest one there, or the fastest of my running trio (Jennie and Brittany ran with me) – I still felt SO accomplished afterwards. My official time was 35:57 and I was 20th (out of 27) in my age group of 20-29 year old females. 

Me, Jennie and Brittany - I wear a sweatband these days because my ears get really cold and it makes me dizzy – what about it?!

My goal moving forward (dare I put a goal out into the blog world) is to run another 5K and, obviously, beat my time by at least 5 minutes. Totally doable!