Fitness Influencer’s who can make 10,000 dollars for an instagram post!

Happy Good Friday!

Remember how I told you that I’ve decided to rip old the janky, stanky carpet in our den?  Well, I got tired of waiting for MacGyver to say when so I got started.

renovations

And today is Good Friday with Sunday being Easter of course and we are leaving to head down to Nokomis for a 4 day mini vacay smack dab in the middle of a reno.  My OCD is on fire right now and my eye twitch has reached new levels, unheard of in modern science, trust!  Don’t be surprised if you turn on the television and see me on modern medical mysteries.

The dogs have already gotten their Easter baskets.

Easter Baskets

I’m not an expert but I’d say they love them.

Before we head off to Nokomis I wanted to share with you an article from earlier in the week that I found profoundly interesting.

It’s all about Influencer’s.  The top Influencer’s to be exact.  Some of them can make as much as 300,000 dollars per you tube video.  Some of them have more Instagram followers than the entire population of New York City!  Are you hearing these numbers?  And I mean really hearing these numbers?

In case you hadn’t heard Forbes Magazine is now publishing a quarterly list of the top 10 influencers in three categories, Fitness, beauty and home. 

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These thirty influencer’s are the stars of the industry with platforms on You Tube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Here are the top Five for Fitness:

fitness influencers

The article gives you a brief bio on all ten for each category.  It’s very interesting.  You can also read about how they determined who the top influencer’s are and what other categories they’ll be adding in the coming months such as gaming, etc.  Check it out, it’s very interesting.

Have a wonderful Friday and a Happy Easter!

Any plans for this weekend?

Who is the biggest influencer that you follow and why?

Seven Islands Birding Park, my Barkley Marathons practice run ;)

What’s happenin’ honeys?  Good things I hope.  Not much over here right now.  I’m just catching up on some work.  This morning MacGyver and I took a little break and may or may not have went to a few estate sales.  I’ll never tell.  Never mind those vintage pyrex to go baking dishes on the counter, I’ve had those things for years….

where did those come from

Now since I don’t want to leave you guys hanging I thought I would share with you little parts of my Tennessee trip over the next week or so and today I’m going to share with you the day I ran in the Seven Islands Birding Park.

In pictures of course because that’s how we roll on Fridays, lazy.

Deer

When I first started to run, two deer ran in front of me and then stopped. I told them to go on but one of them wouldn’t. I slowly walked up to him and stuck my hand out. At first he sniffed and then he licked it! That will NEVER happen again in a million years!

birding park

I have the worst sense of direction and I got a little lost a few times and had to double back because I wanted to take the longer trail by the river. It is very remote and hilly and I loved it.

Barn

You enter at a barn and my sister told me the turn around point was at the second barn so I was glad when I finally came upon this one.  I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to run through this one too but I didn’t.  I ran around it.

steep hill

And up this hill which was steep.  The picture doesn’t really do it justice because this hill is super steep.

trail head

There is a viewing area at the trail head and you can see the river below.

River View

This is a better view of the River.  Okay, maybe not that better but were not finished yet.

Trail

It’s a little remote in spots but I didn’t mind.  It’s also muddy and there are some brambles.  Barkley Marathon practice y’all!

seven islands birding park

Besides, with views like this at the top how could you really be mad?

park

I loved this little spot. I am definitely coming back. I’m jealous this place isn’t right in my backyard.  It’s times like this I really do miss Tennessee….

If you happen to hang your hat in Kodak, Tennessee even if for a minute, I highly recommend this place.  It might even be good practice for the Barkley Marathons since only one person even finished this year and he was from the area.  🙂

What’s your absolute favorite trail?