It finally happened, the dreaded dog bite.

I cannot believe Monday is here already. I guess y’all have probably already heard the news from Friday, this news:

Jeptoo failed b test I was not in the least bit surprised. Disappointed yes, surprised, no.

Things were pretty active here over the weekend. On Friday night MacGyver and I hit up one of the local Mexican Restaurants, Los Mayas. It was good, not spectacular, but good.

Los Mayas
Apparently MacGyver and I ate a bit too much because afterward we went to Wal-Mart and we were both farting so bad we had to go down separate aisles, just so there was enough air to breathe. But you don’t want to hold your farts in because….

holding farts in
Yeah, looks painful don’t it?

Saturday morning I woke up bright and early and really excited for my long run. I had 12 miles on my schedule and I was so stoked. I just wanted to get it done. I left the house around 7:15 as MacGyver headed out to work. The first few miles I took it easy and ran at around a 10:15 pace but by mile 3 I was ready to pick up the pace a bit. Of course that’s when it happened….

The thing that all runners dread at one point or another. The dog bite.

bitten by a dog
I was running past a lady who was walking a big collie and a little long-haired Chihuahua. I was a little irritated because I had to run off the sidewalk by several feet because she wouldn’t move. I ran past her and turned down another street and about a half a block later I feel something sort of scratch my ankle and I heard a shrieking sound.

I gotta be honest, when I first saw the little booger I was pissed because I was more concerned with him tripping me. All I could think of was that I was about to fall and break a bone or something. I wasn’t concerned about him biting me at all.

dog bite

See what happens when you’re not concerned….

Well, he didn’t do much damage besides ripping my sock and scratching the skin, but here’s the thing, the owner actually yelled at ME. No, seriously, she yelled out that if I didn’t HAVE to run by the dog and irritate him, he wouldn’t have gotten off the leash to go after me!

I thought about this for a brief second and I couldn’t help but think about that Mark Twain quote:

People are stupid
So I just yelled back ‘you’re an idiot lady’ and I kept going. Turns out I didn’t really have to say anything anyway because it’s my neighborhood and the neighbors know me. Two of them saw what happened and they had several words for her. (I love my neighbors.)

In case you’re wondering, it was the little Chihuahua that bit me, as if you ever doubted that, am I right?

Don't be fooled by that pretty face, they call him Cujo for a reason!

Don’t be fooled by that pretty face, they call him Cujo for a reason!

I finished the 12 miles and I managed to finish in under 2 hours and check out this cool garmin pic. (By the way, I hate it when people post garmin pics but you can see part of my face in the watch and it looks sort of cool…and I almost never take cool pics so I’m posting this one.)

Garmin pic
Anyway, once I got home, the kid and I ran some errands and then I got to work making my special Christmas treats, peanut butter bon bons!

peanut butter bon bons
These things are heaven. I got the recipe from my Grandmother years ago and I’ve been making them for friends and family ever since. It’s the one thing people actually request from me during the holidays. If you love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, these are similar but like 8 billion times better, for real. I may have the recipe and some step by step instructions on the blog tomorrow…maybe 😉

Sunday MacGyver went hunting and I decided that since I already had 39 miles for the week, I would sleep in. It was lovely. I finally got up around 8:30 and took the dogs for a walk. Then we came back home and proceeded to lay on the couch for several hours until the Kid stopped by and insisted I go for a walk with him.

It started out like this:

the Park

Kapok Park
And then it got dark…and then darker…..

And the kid insisted we get 3 miles in and since it was an out and back walk in the park he refused to turn around until the 1 and half mile mark. Hence the reason there are no more pictures….

Because shortly after that last picture, the thunder, the lightning, and the torrential downpour began. Despite that, it was still a lot of fun, you know, because we survived.

One last thing. MacGyver sent me a link to this video. This is a grocery store and what they do is completely awesome. I want to shop there next Christmas! 13 hidden cameras, 9 Cashiers and lots of innocent customers…..Enjoy!

What did you do this weekend?
Ever been bitten by a dog while running?

Friday Favorites – Foam Rolling Burns Fat and Diamonds in my Candles!

Oh Friday, how I love thee!

And I have some favorites for you, so without further adieu, here we go…

Think your foam roller is only good for working out those sore muscles or maybe you’re like me and you even use it pre-run?

If the foam roller wasn’t your best friend before, it will be now, especially if you have a those little dimples in your thighs. You know what I’m talking about, cellulite. According to this article, you can burn fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite with,you got it, your foam roller!

Click on the image to read the article and start rolling the cellulite away!

Click on the image to read the article and start rolling the cellulite away!

We usually spend some time during the holidays at our cabin in Holopaw. Y’all probably know there is no electricity, no roads, and no real amenities. So exercise is not as easy as you’d think. I asked a friend of mine who happens to be a personal trainer and boot camp instructor what she would recommend for staying in shape while I’m in the remote confines of the cabin. She said I could stay in shape with one 5lb kettlebell or dumbbell and Turkish Get-ups.

What did you say

WHAT??

I cannot even begin to tell you what thoughts went through my warped mind. Then I googled it…and I found a video for runners that showed me how to do the Turkish Get-Up which is something I’ve been incorporating into my strength training and I’m sort of digging it.

 

She also suggested throwing a few resistance bands in my bag and I found this workout which I’ve done a few times and really like:

Click on the image to read the article and see the routine.

Click on the image to read the article and see the routine.

Diamond Candles! My prayers have been answered.

Best Idea Ever! I just put this on my Christmas list but damn, I wish I would have thought of this! I love these and they’d make a great gift for any woman on your list. Imagine getting a candle that not only smells awesome but has a RING inside of it! Spectacular.

Diamond Candles

Click on the image to visit diamond candles and get some.

If you want to know more about Diamond Candles, visit their site. It really is a great idea.

I love to listen to music when I’m working out don’t you? There are so many remixes for The Hanging Tree from Hunger Games. You’ve probably heard the most popular one on the radio but I like this one.

Lastly, because this happened in my town I was almost embarrassed to even put it out there, but consider it my PSA to all Facebook users. If you find yourself getting obsessed over the amount of friends you have, or if you get easily offended when someone doesn’t accept your friend request, get off Facebook and get some help.

I don’t care who you are, you do not want to be known as the Facebook Slapper! Feel free to click on the photo and read the story….

The Facebook Smackdown
That’s it. I hope you have an excellent weekend and if you haven’t gotten all your shopping done, I hope you have a chance to do it this weekend but don’t forget to enjoy the outdoors, get some fresh air, some exercise, and work your body!

What do you think about the diamond candles?

What are your plans for the weekend?

Google memes do not understand me at all.

There’s this thing going around on Social Media where you Google your first or last name and then the word meme, and you post the first few results.

It then occurred to me that this would be even more hilarious using blog names. The only rule is, you cannot use memes that are from your own site. And because I came up with this awesome new game, I went first.

I went to Google, chose image search and put in the name of my blog and the word meme, like this:

The google search

And this is the first picture that popped up:

Oh, like I've never heard that one before!

Oh, like I’ve never heard that one before!

And then this one…

Um, why do you think I would need this Google.  And more importantly what does this have to do with up or humming?  I'm so confused.

Um, why do you think I would need this Google. And more importantly what does this have to do with up or humming? I’m so confused.

And the confusion continued….

What does this even mean?  Is this a new cartoon that all the cool kids know about and I don't?  Great, another thing I need to Google, dammit.

What does this even mean? Is this a new cartoon that all the cool kids know about and I don’t? Great, another thing I need to Google, dammit.

No, no I don't think you are here to help me.  These meme results are confusing me Google, I thought you were better than this.

No, no I don’t think you are here to help me. These meme results are confusing me Google, I thought you were better than this.

This is getting worse.  I'm losing all faith in my ability to come up with a good game.

This is getting worse. I’m losing all faith in my ability to come up with a good game.

I should have pooped before I thought up this game.

I should have pooped before I thought up this game. (I broke the rules with this meme, it came from my site!)

Yeah!

Yeah!

Oh well, that didn’t turn out at all like I expected. Maybe I can say the same about Rita Jeptoo’s test results later this week…..see what I did there?

What’s your favorite game on Social Media right now?