WTF Wednesday, hot as hell o’clock

Yesterday I had to run a quick errand.  After not being in my car for almost a week it seemed like it was riding weird.  Turns out MacGyver had adjusted the seat but I didn’t know that at the time so as I pulled up to particularly long red light in my neighborhood I figured I had a few minutes to assess the situation.

I did so in about 2 seconds.  I spent the next two and a half minutes explaining to the newly anointed 16 year old driver beside me that no, I did not know Kiki and no, I was not doing a challenge and actually, I was just doing this thing where you jump out of your car real quick to check to see if your tire might be a little low.  It was all the rage back in the day.

big eye roll

About 2 hours after my run this morning when I was walking the dogs at hot as hell o’clock, I noticed this little petite woman up ahead of me running.  In long black running tights and a white hoodie.  Seriously.


She was serious.

I was floored.  I mean I was barely dressed and I was pouring sweat.  Did I mention it was hot as hell o’clock?  Anyway, it reminded me of a video I saw on facebook this week that asked what kind of runner are you?   They had a woman running in all kinds of layers and she was the ‘eskimo’, which is exactly what that woman was.

Another one was running with a garmin, a fitbit, and an iPhone and she was the cyborg, which is totally me, except add a motiv ring and sometimes the lumo run because data people, data.


Awe, c’mon, you know that was funny.

My sister will be here tomorrow for the annual fishing trip.  With the current red tide situation we may have to rename it the annual binge drinking and binge shopping trip.  Actually, that doesn’t sound half bad.

WTF, it’s Wednesday.  How hot is it were you are?

Weekend recap, water spells, just because day

Happy National Just Because Day.

national just because day

I don’t make this shit up, I swear, I just roll with it.

Anyway, we just got back home from a weekend in Nokomis.  We went there for my birthday and to suss out the red tide situation.  It wasn’t pretty.  I feel horrible because my sister is coming in to town Thursday for the annual family fishing vacay and last year the trip was cut short by the hurricane and this year red tide has reared it’s ugly head.  Cross your fingers it mysteriously gets better…

Charged water spell

I wonder if a charged water spell would work?  Probably not huh?

MacGyver got me some new running shoes for my birthday.

launch 5's

I broke them in this morning.  You can never go wrong with the Launch 5’s.  I love them.  I ran a little over  3 miles in them this morning and they feel so light.  I have a pair of launch 4’s in Nokomis and I ran 4 miles in them yesterday.  I haven’t noticed a big difference between the 4’s and 5’s except that the 5’s might be a teeny bit lighter but other than that, it’s still the same great shoe.

I didn’t really want a cake or any type of desert for my birthday but I was craving an orange creme milkshake from Arbys and they didn’t have one here in Clearwater.  When we got to Nokomis on Friday, MacGyver and I drove to Arby’s that night and guess what they had?

orange cream

I urge you to go get one of these immediately.

Last night before coming home my in laws took me to dinner.   We drove over to their house in Englewood and then we all drove over to Carrabbas.  I know some people like their in laws, some people love their in laws, and some people tolerate them but I hit the in law jackpot because I truly have a second family and I love and adore them so much.   I had a wonderful time and afterward they came by our house for a bit  before we had to head back to Clearwater.  It was a really nice evening and a great end to the weekend.

And then I woke up to Monday.  Don’t you hate it when that happens.

How was your weekend?  Do anything exciting?



19.5 miles, some injuries, and a pig in costumes.

I ran 19.5 miles last week.  Sounds like such a small amount but it was really big considering I haven’t been able to run all that much lately.   The best part is I split that 19.5 miles up over 7 days so I ran every day.  Some days it was 3 miles and some days 2 but I didn’t care, I ran.

And I’m pretty sure that I was so happy you could see it.

happy running

Girl, I get it.

I’m meeting with two of my doctors this Wednesday so hopefully we’ll get closer to finding some answers because I’d like to increase that 19.5 to 40.  That would make me really happy.

Over the weekend MacGyver and I went to a few garage sales and estate sales.  We found a few things but the best thing we found were the two benches I needed for my new table in Nokomis.  I’m super excited to take those down.

Our neighbor also moved to Maine so we had to say goodbye to Tilly.

Hank and Tilly

Hank will seriously miss that pig.

My neighbor had a very long drive, which unfortunately was over twice as long because his truck had some mechanical issues.  I had hoped to make the trip less boring by sending pics of Tilly dressed up in Hank’s costumes that I took when I babysat and he didn’t know about.

Here are a few of them…

Pig in costume

Tilly as Chewbacca

pig hotdog

What’s in a hotdog anyway…..?? This might be wrong on so many levels

sporty pig

This is my favorite, it looks like she’s saying, ‘sports is hard y’all.’

I might have to get myself a pig now.

On Saturday afternoon I was picking up some tree limbs from the backyard and MacGyver came out to help me and rolled his ankle.  It isn’t broken but it hurts so he had to stay off of it all day yesterday.

That’s why I ended up doing the lawn work.  Mowing, weedeating, trimming, you know, the usual.  Don’t get me wrong I like doing lawn work but lately I’ve been all kinds of clumsy and that’s why this post is so late today.

Because it’s a bit hard to type with my left hand, in particular, my left ring finger.

hurt finger


While I was writing this post MacGyver and I were watching something on TV and they were talking about first memories and I said I can remember my very first memory.  So MacGyver asked me about it and I started telling him that I remember getting dressed in my little wrangler jeans…..

And MacGyver interrupted me and said, ‘of course your first memory would be about clothing, of course it would.’

How many miles did you run this week?

What’s your first memory?