Friday Five – don’t buy these at Trader Joes

Yesterday morning I ran 3 miles…..outside! And they were fast-ish which made me all giddy inside. I was worried after running on the treadmill for a while with my industrial strength, super fan that I wouldn’t be able to handle the heat, but I did.

throw your hands in the air

Now, let’s talk about some things that happened this week.

First, let’s talk about Josh Duggar.  WTF? I don’t buy for a minute that these were ‘mistakes’ made during his teenage years. Something is wrong here, terribly wrong. I also find the details of Mr. Duggar’s exile for ‘training’ questionable at best. There are reports of multiple victims including his own sisters. This entire report sickens me.  If you haven’t heard about it, please click on the link above.

If you watch anything at all today, please take a few minutes to watch Rachael’s video. Rachael is suffering from anorexia and she is literally dying. She posted this video on YouTube because she really does want to get better, but without help, she won’t.

I warn you, it is painful to watch.

My prayers are with this girl and I really hope she makes it.

In truth I read this next article because the headline kind of grabbed my attention but I’m sharing it with you because it’s on point. I don’t think I’m alone when I say I tend to ignore pain from time to time but maybe, armed with this info, I’ll never ignore anything possibly life threatening and hopefully, neither will you.

pains you shouldn't ignoreClick here to learn about 7 pains you should never ignore.

This article pretty much sums up what I’ve been saying for a few years, there are some things you should never buy from Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joes

Wanna know what they are?  Click here.

And I’m going to end this post as I started it, talking about running.  Only, this conversation is more of a warning.

If you run in the Tampa Bay especially in the Lakeland area, be careful. A runner was attacked this week near Lake Hollingsworth Drive. When you’re out there running be aware of your surroundings, pay attention and take all of the necessary steps you can to ensure that you are safe.

I hope you have an awesome weekend and I hope you’re lucky enough to get 3 days off.

What do you think about Josh Duggar?
Do you shop at Trader Joe’s?
Tell me something about your week.

WTF Wednesday – I’m probably not ignoring your call.

Over the past few months I have gotten the most random text messages. At first I had no idea how these people even got my number but then I realized…..

It was the result of a group text!

Group text
Group texts are the devil!

My phone is not the most reliable thing mainly because it’s old and it may have gotten wet a few times when I was out running in the rain, but mostly because it’s old. I just need to convince MacGyver of this because he really doesn’t want to get new phones yet.

A few weeks ago my phone just started randomly shutting off and then I would have to turn it back on and then this week it started having issues turning back on…as in, it doesn’t work! At all.

For fucks sake
As much as I love technology, I hate cell phones.  If I’m not answering your call right now, it’s most likely because I don’t know you’re calling me….most likely.

Since it’s balls hot and humid as all hell in Florida right now, I didn’t really feel like running this morning, so I checked out YouTube for some exercise videos but I did not expect to find this one:

If I knew how to animate, or even make videos, I would redo this whole thing with Eleanor Roosevelt in the lead!  Wouldn’t that be the best?

What kind of cell phone do you have?
What do like most about it?

How Taylor Swift helped this guy shake off 425 pounds!

My legs feel like jello right now after my 6 miles on the treadmill this morning. I didn’t run terribly fast or anything and the incline was only set at 1%. I started at a 9:40 pace and finished at an 8:20 pace but it wore me out, and then I realized it’s been over a month since I ran more than 5 miles! It is definitely, officially summer time.

treadmill
In case you don’t know about this guy, I wanted to tell you about Ronnie Brower.  Ronnie B. is amazing.  And I mean really, really amazing. Two years ago Ronnie weighed in at 675 pounds, but with the help of a couple of trainers, a former teacher, and some Taylor Swift music, Ronnie shook off 425 pounds!

Ronnie Brower

The former teacher, now an attorney, has fulfilled a promise to take Ronnie to a Taylor Swift concert but what he’d really like is for Ronnie to be able to meet Ms. Swift and so he posted the following video on YouTube.

Have you been following the story? I seriously hope that Taylor Swift responds with a backstage invite. I really do. Good luck Ronnie B and great job!

When I was younger I used to love all the sleep and I am not even kidding you. I used to take naps every day after school and I would think nothing of sleeping 12-14 hours at a time on the weekend. And then, as I got older, I started sleeping less and less each night. At first it was great because I felt like I got so much more accomplished in a day but then I realized the less I slept, the more my body and mind would suffer.

If you don’t believe sleep is important, this next video could really change the way you think about your sleeping patterns. Based on new research from Bensons for Beds, it reveals the damaging long and short-term effects of sleep deprivation on the appearance and self-esteem of women.

If you don’t believe you need 8 hours of sleep each night, this might change your opinion.

How many hours a night do you sleep?
What’s the most amount of weight you’ve ever lost and how long did it take you?