All About Me

I am a lover of all things running and running all things!

I’m just a 40 something gal who still feels like a 20 something gal, (I just said gal, what a dork), living in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. I have a wonderful husband, a great kid and 3 of the best damn dogs in the World, not really, I just lied, they’re actually kind of bad dogs but I love them anyway, so it’s all good. I have a small home based business which keeps me quite busy for most the day and sometimes into the night.

In my free time I mostly enjoy two things, running and shopping, and not always in that order 😉 and I also like to surf, paddleboard, fish, ride ATV’s, target shoot and hunt for shells and sharks teeth on the beach. So while I may post a lot about running I’m also pretty well rounded and I l do like a lot of different things so this isn’t really just a running blog. It’s more of an ‘all things me’ blog with a lot of posts about running.

catching a sharkI caught that little shark and I also caught this stingray!catching a stingray

I’m a true Southern Girl, originally from Tennessee and I like all things pink! I love me some Little Debbie Fudge Brownies and I’m also a little obsessive compulsive, (okay, a lot) and I am almost always cleaning something, I do love to clean. I also hum a lot, talk to my dogs in an irritating baby voice, and I watch a ridiculous amount of crime shows and reality T.V. Don’t you judge me, cause I know you’ll be calling me as soon as you need help hiding a body, you will.

I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I love writing it and if you want to show me some love, leave a comment or send me an email at upandhumming at gmail dot com.

I don’t mind if you have a different opinion and you want to voice it, in fact I welcome your comments and I’d like to hear from you. But if you get all crazy on me and leave mean spirited, nasty or snarky comments, I’ll delete you. If you have something to say or I’ve upset you in some way just email me and we’ll work it out, but respect me AND my blog man, respect. Capiche?

Meet My Crew:

MacGyver aka The Husband – He can fix anything with a pocket knife and a band-aid, seriously. Amazing skills this man has. He is also a collector of many things, mostly from pawn shops, garage sales and the weigh and pay, and if you need something we probably have it in our garage. I can also assure you that whatever the item, large or small, it was either free or close to it because MacGyver is also known as ‘Little Bird’ cause he is Cheap Cheap!

Dolphins in down town Venice


The Kid aka My Son –kid

He’s not really a kid since he just had his 24th birthday but he’ll always be my kid. He moved out of the house just after graduating from High School but moved back about 3 years ago. Currently he just got accepted to flight school, he wants to be a pilot, (probably so he can fly far away from me,), and now we are working on the financial part. Flight School is ridiculously expensive and because he is my kid, he had to pick the Harvard of Flight Schools, Sheeesh!

Ruby DooRuby Doo aka Peanut aka Baby Girl – The oldest of my 3 babies, uh dogs. She’s a Walker Hound who loves me hard, but others, not so much. UPDATE: My baby girl passed away on April 1st, 2013. I am heartbroken but she will live in my heart forever and I will see her again in heaven one day! Mommy loves you baby girl! You will never, ever be forgotten Ruby Doo, you were the best dog I ever had!


Boomer aka Boomerton G. Pinkerton aka Boomalicous – My almost 5 year old black lab. The gentle giant afraid of his own shadow which is kind of funny cause he weighs more than I do.


Hank of America aka Hank Lee aka Hanklin Delano Noseavelt aka Hanky Poo – The baby. Our 10 pounds of terror, ATV Ridin, Paddleboard ridin, adorable mini Dachshund. Hank is an excellent driver and full of personality. He’s my baby D!

That’s my family and I love them hard core and the best part is they love me too, which makes me feel pretty darn special.

13 thoughts on “All About Me

  1. I, too, have a large (91 lb) male black Lab, (Max) who is as sweet as can be, but afraid of everything. We have a large fenced in yard for him, but he’s afraid to be outside by himself. He loves it when my 6 pound Chorkie goes out to protect him.

  2. I’ve never commented on a blog before even though I read tonnes of them.. you sound hilarious.. I have relatives in Florida and would love to visit there one day.. I’m on a little island a long way away called Australia. Thanks for the laughs.

  3. Just happened upon your blog and love it! I live in the St. Pete area now, but grew up on an island near Englewood. I was so surprised to hear you talk about those places! 🙂

    • Awe, thanks Amy. I live in Clearwater but we have places in Venice and Englewood and go there often. I love all of them! I think I was always meant to be a Floridian 😉

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  5. Harvard of flight school <– haha, sorry he chose there for flight school =) That's my alma mater (but I'm not a pilot). I found your blog through runeatrepeat, clicked on because you're a fellow Floridian runner.

    • Gurl, you just brought tears of joy to my eyes! Do you know how hard it is being a die hard VOL FAN FOR LIFE surrounded by these crazy a$$ Gators? It just plain sucks! I grew up in Knoxville and most of my family still lives there. I’m pretty sure I’m going to run a half marathon there this year….thanks so much for reading.

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