We can’t have chocolate milk if we don’t have a brown cow.

Ah, Friday.  It seems like no matter what kind of week you’ve had and regardless of whether it was good or it sucked, Friday makes it all better.

In case you’re wondering, we never located the Peacock momma.  When I ran through the neighborhood the day after we found the baby, I found two dead baby peacocks with the heads missing.

crying

I have informed MacGyver that he is no longer allowed to bring home abandoned or lost babies.  I just can’t bear to let them fend for themselves with all the cats and coyotes in the neighborhood but I don’t think I’m allowed to have a zoo either. So, there’s that.

You know what else I probably can’t have?  A rollercoaster.

roller coaster

This kid in Georgia literally built his own backyard roller coaster and it is so freaking cool.  You really have to go check it out.  Just click on the image above and it will take you to the video.

Did y’all happen to see this report yesterday that said 7 percent of Americans actually believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows!  No seriously.

what

That just makes me so sad.  Some of these people are probably parents.  I fear for our future.  Fortunately we have a few good mommies out there who are making it their job to raise good people, like Mary Katherine Backstorm.  She called out some kids in Target for being cruel and acting like ‘buttholes’ and I think I love her.  Watch the video, especially if you’re a momma, you’ll love her too.  And Mary Katherine, I hope you got your sunscreen girl!

Hope y’all have a great weekend. 

Friday five or six, who cares, it’s donut day!

I’ve decided to take the day off from running today.  Instead MacGyver and I woke up early and went to a garage sale.  They advertised tons of fiestaware which I was super excited about but we ended up buying beach chairs and a beach umbrella instead.

yard sale

I was perfectly content just going to the one sale but MacGyver saw a sign for another one and so I was like, sure fine let’s go to it too, and we did.

lol garage sale

We bought a few more things, (but not sex toys) and then headed home and there was still time to go running, but I opted out because it’s National Donut Day!

DONUTS FOR ALL

PRIORITIES, Donut disturb me!

Krispy Kreme donuts is giving away donuts for free, no purchase required!  Dunkin Donuts is giving away a donut with the purchase of a beverage.  I can’t eat the donuts myself, but I will drink the coffee and MacGyver can have the donuts.  You should go get some though because, free!

Yesterday afternoon, after a 10 hour workday, my brain was fried and I needed some sort of a distraction.  I decided to watch a good documentary on Netflix and you can thank me later because I have a really good running documentary to recommend to you.

Finding Traction

Check out Finding Traction, it’s a film about Nikki Kimball, an ultra marathoner who’s quest is to beat the men’s record on the Long Trail and to raise money for Girl’s on the Run.  I really liked it.

If you aren’t familiar with Nikki Kimball, look her up.  She’s a phenomenal ultra runner who’s battled depression and used running to overcome it.  Her story is inspiring.

Do y’all remember Harriet Carter, the 94 year old running granny I told you about a few years ago?

Harriet Carter

Well, she’s back at it and still going strong!

Yesterday I was looking over emails and a feed from Runner’s World came in and I saw this story about a Ragnar Race

Ragnar Runnerand how this one runner was attacked during her night run!  She managed to get away because she was able to scream out for help and fortunately it was 9:30 at night and someone was up and outside and heard her but how scary.  You can read the article here.

Last night MacGyver and were watching Netflix when he put on this movie that bored the hell out of me until it didn’t because it won my entire week.  This has got to be the best gif ever. Brad Pitt running in War Machine is delicious!  As the most awkward runner on the planet, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Brad Pitt.

Bring on the gif

War Machine Run

You know what goes perfect with my awkard running gait?  My eye twitch.  Because yes, I still have an eye twitch in my left eye.  If it wasn’t caused by my thyroid medication, or my topirimate, what the hell is causing it?  Why is still twitching?  What is the twitch?  Covfefe!

Mystery solved!

Happy Friday!  Get out there and get your donuts!  And then go run.  Go!

What are your plans for the weekend?

5:38 new running shoes!

MacGyver tends to buy a lot of things at Dicks Sporting Goods mainly because it’s located a few miles from our house and Bass Pro Shops is over a half an hour away.  I don’t mind because he gets a lot of reward points and sometimes when he’s feeling especially nice, he lets me use them.

Earlier in the week Dick’s had a 15 dollars off 75 dollar sale plus free shipping so it was a prime opportunity.  We had to use both of our emails and I had to spend $42 but look what I got, two pairs!

Brooks Launch 4's

I have to admit I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have the new peacock collection.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am super happy to have the Launch 4’s and I would never have gotten them for that price anywhere else but the peacock collection is soooo pretty.

Brooks Peacocks

If anyone deserves to have running shoes with peacock designs it’s me!  Right?  I run with peacocks every day.  I should definitely have peacock designs on my shoes.  Maybe I should just go ahead and buy a pair but I’m waiting until I find them on sale.  In the meantime, I’ll just look at the real ones every morning.

Peacocks

I still have that twitch in my eye.  I had thought that maybe it had something to do with my thyroid medication so I stopped taking it for a few weeks.  That was not a smart thing to do.  Mainly because it caused my thyroid to crash hard core and it’s going to take me a few weeks to get it back to normal but also because the damn twitch is still there.  And despite all that, I still wake up every morning at 5:38AM without fail, no matter what.

So, last night I broke down and decided to try a half of one of the xanax pills the doctor gave me.  I was hoping it would help me relax and at least sleep.  MacGyver joked that maybe I would sleep in to 5:40.

Im wide awake

Nope.  5:38 on the dot.  Oh well, time to get the weekend started.

What time do you wake up in the morning?

Do you buy your shoes when you need them or do you buy them when they’re on sale?