Thursday, think before you speak

Yesterday I realized that I had run out of thyroid medication so I had to go over to Wal-Mart to refill it.  I spoke with the pharmacy tech and told her what I needed and she looked me over like I was a piece of beef and then she said, ‘Thyroid medication is typically given to people with thyroid problems and they’re usually overweight, you’re too skinny.’

excuse me

I took a minute to collect my thoughts because I really don’t want to be known as the girl who constantly argues with people in the Wal-Mart (unfortunately, it might be too late for that) and then I said, “Thyroid medication is a replacement for people whose bodies do not produce enough thyroid hormones and even though weight gain is sometimes a side effect of a low thyroid it isn’t always the case.”

hair whip

Science, beeyotch!

And she said, “You’re still too skinny.”  And then she walked away!  Just walked. away.

I was dumbfounded.  I turned around to the elderly lady behind me and she looked at me sympathetically and said, “Some people are just rude and speak without thinking.”

I told the lady that I wasn’t just upset because she was rude but that she totally judged me without knowing me or my situation.  She developed an opinion of me on first sight regardless of what the truth was.  I told the elderly lady that it really irritates me when people judge a book by its cover or make assumptions based on a past experience, or worse,  on misinformation.

That’s when the little old lady said, “Oh well, she is a foreigner.”

some days

I’m staying out of Wal-Mart for a while…..

I’ve been drinking a lot of fruit smoothies lately and although I typically make them myself, Checkers has a strawberry smoothie made with minute maid products which is really good.  The fact that it is so good makes me wonder how many calories and how much sugar is in it.  Especially after seeing this article.

smoothiesClick on the image above to read the full article.

And in case you haven’t read this next article, it’s not just about exercising because that won’t help you lose weight, no, according to this article, it’s all about what you eat.

food vs exerciseClick here to read the full article

Thankfully, this real housewife realizes it’s all about calories and that is why she’s keeping hers under 500 calories a day! 

Vicki housewifeI personally think that’s insane but what do I know.

What do you think about a 500 calorie a day diet?

Has anyone ever made a comment about your health based solely on your appearance?

WTF Wednesday, fitbittin’ like a boss.

Everyone keeps asking me how I am managing to log so many steps on my fitbit.  I can assure you it’s not because I’m running all the miles because I’m only running an average of five a day.  The reason I’m logging up to 20,000 steps a day is my lawn.

no, really

I’ve been working in the yard in my free time for weeks.  If you remember last week I filled every single one of my trash cans with limbs I cut from my trees.  Well, last night I went outside just to see if I needed to trim them back again.

what the hell

Where did all the trees come from????

Those freakin limbs have already grown back into full size trees!  God bless it!

One more thing….

Have you heard about this couple?

couple

I could totally see me and MacGyver doing that.  No, really.  I would be running the race just like the lady in the picture.  And MacGyver would be there too just like the man except that he would be behind me on a bike…

yelling….

Have you seen my socks?  Come home, I cant find my socks.  Where are my sooooocks?

I’ll just be over here loggin steps like a champ today because WTF, it’s Wednesday.

Besides running or walking, how do you get all your steps in?

Tuesday tips, how to have a successful running blog

As one of the most unsuccessful running blogs in the world I gets lots of email from people who ask me what it takes to write a successful running blog.

Wait, what?

So today I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to do if you want to become a successful running blogger and have legions of readers and fans.  No, really.  Read on.

The first thing you need if you want to have a successful running blog is a really good name.  Think fast and strong, something like ‘super fly felicia’ or ‘blazing fast belinda’.  Because if you want people to read your blog, and most importantly subscribe to it, it starts with the name.  No one wants to read a running blog written by ‘the turtle from Topeka’, just sayin.

Nope

Everybody wants to know your times.  No one reads just to hear all about your training and then not to learn how well you raced.  Ever.  If you run fast or slow it doesn’t really matter, actually, scratch that.  People do want to know how fast you are, so if you don’t run fast you better at least improve because everybody likes to see improvement.  If you’ve been running for six years and still run the same 5K time, you’ll need to do something drastic to keep (or grow) your readership.

I suggest you qualify for the Olympic Trials.  Yeah, that should work.

run bitch

No one wants to see you sweat but we want to hear about it.  All the successful running blogs make sure to constantly talk about how profusely they sweat and then post pictures of themselves so dry Death Valley pales in comparison so, do that.  Nothing says successful runner like a face full of makeup, curled hair and running clothes.  Trust.

We also want to know what you’re eating and we want you to make us feel like we eat too much so be sure to post pictures of lots of salads and veggies and throw in some fruit with some protein powder too, we love to know how healthy you are as well.

french fries?Oh no gurl!  No successful running blogger ever eats a French fry!  Ever.

Run all the races.  We want to hear about ALL the races so you’ll have to run them all, each and every one.  As soon as you finish the latest 5K, get back to the start line and finish the 10K and the marathon.  And don’t forget to post your times.

Be sure to tell us how to properly train for whatever race we might be running and tell us when to take rest days.  Of course you don’t have to practice what you preach because we don’t want to actually see you taking a rest day.  Nope, we want our running bloggers to be super human.  We want you to run ALL the time.

Whatever you do, do not get injured.  If you get injured you’ll have absolutely nothing to write about.  Unless, you get Meb or Shalane to guest blog for you and then all will be instantly forgiven.

And if you become a top running blogger that should be easy, right?

easy

And there you have it, my tips on how to become the most successful running blogger ever.

And now it’s your turn because I’m sure I’ve left something out.

What else should one do to become a successful running blogger?

How does one become a successful (any subject) blogger?