Throwback Thursday, It’s not just four walls, it’s memories

Good Morning and hello from Englewood.


I tried to get this picture just as the sun rose because it’s an absolutely beautiful morning but I was just having my morning coffee and well, priorities.

Anywho, we are still moving.  Yes, still.  I think we only have about one more truck load and then I can begin the process of cleaning the old place and we can relax until tomorrow when we close on the new one.  Then we have to move all of our things from the one room and the garage into the house but I’m pretty sure we’ll be saving all that fun stuff til next weekend.

I’m exhausted.  Oh and also, this is my arm.


It’s a nice arm, and it has served me well.  Hank loves it, especially when I use it to pet him.  However, after moving for the past few days, dropping a sofa, a china hutch and two boxes on it, this is what my arm looks like now.

mangled arm

It’s a mangled mess.

I have to admit, I’m struggling this morning.  Not physically but mentally.  It’s hard to let go of something that brought you so much joy, even if the new place is bigger, has more water behind it and room to grow.  I’m sure we’ll make some wonderful memories in the new place too but I will always be fond of this one.

backyard nokomis

So long Frances street, hello Dona Drive.


If you know me, you know I can’t wait to decorate.  My pinterest boards are jammin right now.

In honor of throw back Thursday, tell me something you miss and why.

WTF Wednesday, did you run the high heel or penis marathon?

So MacGyver and I are in the process of moving things into a room in the new vacation house that the previous owners were nice enough to let us use.  That way we didn’t have to move everything from the old house and put it in storage for a couple of days and then move it into the new house again because in case I didn’t mention it a thousand times, we are closing on both houses on the same day.

This is my life right now,


Most of this is crap from the shed. I do NOT put items in garbage bags, that’s all MacGyver right there folks!

I am not able to run right now because a, I don’t have a spare minute but most importantly, I’m taking Levaquin and you don’t mess around with that stuff. If you run while taking it or even shortly after, from what I’ve read, you can tear ligaments, so no thank you.

I am wearing my Motiv ring though because every step counts!

motiv ring

Count ALL the steps!

One of these rings is not like the other.

I’ve only had a few moments to spare since this process began so I’ve limited my computer time to only the most important things, Facebook and Runner’s World news stories.


I did come across these two stories I wanted to share with you.  First, is this woman who ran a marathon, (the seven bridges marathon in Chatanooga which is no joke a hard ass race) in high heels!  The entire race.

run in heels

You can click on her image to read the full story but she made it into the record books so good for her.  I can’t even walk to my car in high heels without turning my ankle so I give her full props.

I’m gonna leave you with this next story because you’re definitely going to want to click on the link and watch the full video.  No seriously, I had to and I know you will too.

This man ran a marathon and free balled it at the end without even knowing!

hanging low

,,,,cause I’m free, free ballin’

I was not satisfied with the banana image, at all.  Therefore I searched online and did the dirty work for you.    I found it amazing that he was more worried with his time, check that Garmin first, screw the junk hanging out.  Click here to see the unedited, no banana version.

You’re welcome

WTF it’s Wednesday!  Why not start the day with a little marathon porn?

New ring, new shoes, uh, best weekend ever!

Let me just start by apologizing for this post because even though I had several opportunities this weekend to write and tell you about all the things going on around here, I didn’t. So, this is going to be last minute verbal vomit and I’ll probably butcher the hell out of the English language but if you’ve read this blog before, you’re probably used to it.

MacGyver and I are going to have a crazy week this week.  We are in the process of our closings on the houses in Nokomis.  I’m looking forward to this new chapter but also sad to be close one because I kind of feel like the Nokomis house is what started to bring our family all down to Florida and we really love that place.

On the other hand, the new place is pretty darn sweet and much bigger and I can’t wait to put my Pinterior Designer skills to work and make it really ours!  Trust me when I say you’ll get sick of the pictures.


Over the weekend MacGyver and I hit up a lot of the community garage sales and I scored some stained glass windows for 15 bucks!

stained glass

We also stopped in for lunch at the cutest little café in Dunedin called Bonnie’s.  It’s a French café and they only serve breakfast and lunch but if you’re ever in the area, you should try it, it’s really good.


On Saturday we helped a friend remove some trees and limbs from her yard and then MacGyver and I chilled around the house and hung out with the dogs.  Hank is perfectly fine to hang out on the sofa with us if there’s a blanket around but Boomer steals the throw pillows and hides under the table.



Also on Saturday I got two packages in the mail that I’m so excited to tell you about.  The first is something I told you about months ago and I’ve been waiting on for what seems like forever.

Motiv Ring

That’s right, I got the Motiv ring!  I haven’t had ample time or the opportunity to test it out completely but I promise once I do, you will get a full review.

Secondly I got a little present from Mizuno.

mizuno wave rider 21

Wave Rider 21’s, ah hell yes!

I am so stoked to run in these shoes and I cannot wait to give you guys a full review!  It may be a few weeks before I can give you the most thorough review but I’m crazy excited about it.  I love Mizuno and these shoes are so pretty and they’re the best fit for me with my hip issues.  Can you tell I’m a tad bit excited?   Well, I am!

And with that, I’ve got to run.  I have an early morning appointment.  The next time you’ll hear from me, we’ll be in Nokomis, knee deep in boxes and packing tape.  Oh joy!

What was your weekend like?

What’s your favorite pair of running shoes right now?

Have you tried the Motiv Ring?  Do you like it?