Thank God it’s Thursday

Life gets crazy around here sometimes.  So crazy that I don’t even have time to write on my favorite day of the week and my wtf Wednesday post gets postponed to Thank God it’s Thursday and for the record, I am.

Not to bitch or anything but I’ve spent about 9 weeks working on a project that really should have been finished weeks ago but I’ve spent the last week redesigning the home page because someone can’t decide what word to use in the damn tagline.  It doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that I’ve redesigned it 53 times!  Fifty.  Three.

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Half the people I’ve ever known decided to call me yesterday….WHILE I WAS ON A CONFERENCE  CALL!

And when I didn’t answer, half of them decided it would be a good idea to text me.

genius

I really hope I make it to the airport with at least one matching outfit or at least two matching pairs of shoes.

And now for the conundrum, I just found out that the Knoxville Marathon is the day after the wedding and it’s also the only day that I have to spend with my sister other than wedding day stuff.  I hadn’t planned on running but I’ve never run the Knoxville Marathon and it’s my hometown……my soles are burning…

What would you do?

The Happiest and the Fattest

WalletHub just released their findings of the 100 fattest cities in America.  The top 20 are all in the South!  Actually, 24 out of the top 25 cities are in the South and that’s just disgusting.

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The winner of the fattest city in America is Jackson, Mississippi and the state that came in at the bottom of the list is Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue, Washington.

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Recent findings from the article

If you want to read the entire article, you can read it here.  It’s very interesting.

WalletHub also did a study on the happiest places to live and I compared the two to see if weight had anything to do with the results.  You’ll have to see for yourself but the suicide rate was alarming.

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I wish they would have included weather in the study because I think weather could be a factor as well, don’t you?

Go read those two articles, seriously.  Good stuff and full of information.  Of course maybe it’s just me because I love all things statistical but I was entertained for at least an hour this morning.

What do you think is one of the biggest reasons Americans are so overweight?  I’m not going to win any popularity points for this one but I’m gonna go ahead and say it, we’re lazy and a lot of us eat shitty.

 

Think about it Thursday, Safety

Good Morning.  I’m freezing.  It’s 45 degrees here, currently.  That’s the equivalent of a blizzard in other parts of the World.

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In case you didn’t know, I live in the circle!

I ran anyway.  Because that’s how badass I am.  Raynaud’s be damned.  Of course currently I am sitting in the lazy boy chair with Hank on one side and we are under a heated blanket that it cranked up so high we’re in danger of electric shock.  We’re taking our chances.  I’d rather be electrocuted than cold.

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#ACCURATE

Did you guys see this all over the news lately?

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Garmin GPS Data

That’s the GPS tracking from a runner’s Garmin.  She posted it on Instagram along with a picture of her injuries and the place where she was attacked and where she successfully fought off her attacker.  If you haven’t read her story, you must.  It is an incredible one of survival and strength.  Seriously, read it.

And while we’re on the subject of strong women, how about this woman in Alabama who was kidnapped and literally escaped by jumping out of the trunk of her car while it was speeding through the parking lot of a convenience store!

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Amazingly she wasn’t badly hurt.

We women sure are strong.  Although, I’m not sure I would have been nearly as strong as either of those women, I would hope I would be, but who really knows how you would react unless you’re placed in that situation and let’s hope that never happens.

I would like to say that I think it’s always a good idea when you’re out running alone to carry some mace or pepper spray.  Even when I run close to home, I carry some in my Spibelt.  It’s a tiny little can that MacGyver bought for me several years ago and I hope that I never need it but it doesn’t weight a lot, it’s not bulky, and I just leave it in the belt so that I never forget it.

If I’m ever faced with a situation where I feel that my safety is compromised, I will not hesitate to use it, and then run.  In my opinion, any self-defense is better than no self-defense.

Now, as far as my advice for staying warm……. I got nothing.

What’s the temperature where you are today?