A Rescue, Long Runs, The Undress and Bless Your Heart.

I know, I’m a little late with that promise.  The big discount and those Herb Ritz like pictures but we had a major event happening over here last Thursday.  A rescue.

MacGyver hired a few friends to help with the floor project because the den is huge and he didn’t want to tackle that project all on his own and apparently, he didn’t have all that much faith in my abilities, anyhow, we were all sitting out on the back lanai when a raven flew by with something in its talon and dropped it in the jacaranda tree and started pecking at it.  The screech was horrible.

Woody Jac

Meet Woody Jac.  He’s a red-bellied woodpecker.  He’s perfectly fine now.  MacGyver climbed into the jacaranda tree and rescued him.  The raven was mad pissed.  We weren’t able to re-nest him.  The nest is much too high up and even if we were able to get him in it, the raven kept circling and we were afraid it would take him again.  So, I guess I’m a mama to a red-bellied woodpecker now.

When he gets older he’ll look like this,

Right now he just eats and sleeps.  But because baby birds can’t drink water, he needs to eat quite frequently to keep from becoming dehydrated and I didn’t get a lot of sleep this weekend.  I feel like a new mom again.

I did manage to run 10 miles on Saturday and I had planned on running 10 more on Sunday but I stopped at 7.58 because I was tired as shit.  Having a newborn baby in the house wears you out regardless of the species.

Mom and I did manage to get those pictures though and you really need to take advantage of this offer because you have six days left.  THIRTY FIVE percent off!  That’s a heck of a deal.  The Undress is my favorite piece of clothing, because it gives me the ability to change clothes anywhere, even in public!   Check out the video of how it works here.

Mom and I started to take some really good pictures and I really wanted them to look professional so I tried to pose.


But Mom got a little trigger happy and snapped hit the camera too soon.  Great shot of the dress,  (and my hair.)  In fact I wish my hair looked this good all the time.  It doesn’t though.  It only looks this good when I’m on my way to get it cut.

(FYI, I take my bikini bottoms off at the beach and shake the rinse the sand out and put them back on and no one has a clue!  I can take them off right through the pockets.)


The is the only pose that I actually got but it’s blurry, I’m pretty sure I called that, anyway shortly after mom wanted me to do some ‘exercise posing’ whatever that is and that’s when things went a little crazy and the gut laughs started.

the undress

Don’t forget to use code 35Flower and go get this dress at www.theundress.com  You will love this dress.


Mom and I did manage to get a little bit of shopping done this weekend, not much, but some.  Just enough for me to find the perfect coffee mug.

I’ve got to get some work done but I’ll post some better pictures of Woody Jac later in the week.  And maybe some more hilarious outtakes of the photo shoot mom and I tried to do and head on over to the Undress website this week and get your Undress before the code expires.  Use Flower35 for 35%off!

What did you do this weekend?


PureFlow’s for under 40 bucks!

Well, I didn’t win the powerball, obviously. I ain’t mad about it because I’ll keep trying and one day I’ll win, something.

Anyway, since I didn’t win the lottery I guess I’ll just have to keep looking for bargains on all my running gear. The best part about that is the fact that I share. Yep, when I find a good deal you can bet your bottom dollar, (hehe, see what I did there) I’ll pass it along.

You may already know that the new Brooks PureFlow 5’s are out and they’re pretty sweet. I decided that I was going to bite the bullet and get a pair. I’ve been wearing the PureFlow line for a few years now and after at least 15 pairs, I’m pretty sure my feet love them. So I found the new ones online at Dicks Sporting Goods for 109.99.

pureflow 5But I’m not one to pay retail so I also found a coupon for 20 off a hundred, which means I got the new 5’s for 89.99!

And guess what, you can too!  I’ve got the code for you. Just enter this code at checkout and save twenty bucks but hurry it’s only good for a limited time.

Enter: HLG6273  at checkout

And because the new PureFlow 5’s are out I correctly assumed that everyone would have the 4’s on sale. I’m pretty famous for finding last year’s models at under 40 bucks and I have to tell you, I outdid myself again.

I found Brooks PureFlow 4’s for 39.99!

Click on the image above or visit JackRabbit.com and get yourself a pair. If you order 75 dollars or more, you also qualify for free shipping. You don’t have to spend the extra 35 bucks but I did because they have a lot of my favorites on sale. Including some of my favorite Brooks shorts.

pure project shorts
I got those for under 15 bucks!

They’ve also got a few Moving Comfort Sports Bra’s fro under 10 bucks, that’s insane. And I love it!

So how’s that for some bargains?  And let me just say none of these links are affiliate links.  I’m sharing because that’s just how I do.

When is the last time you bought running shoes?  (Of course I bought a few pairs or four today.)

Do you like Moving Comfort Sports bra’s?  (I have a few and I love them but I only buy them on sale because they’re sort of expensive.)

Thrifty Thursday, Running Clothes at great prices.

After my lazy day yesterday I got up at my usual 5:30AM this morning and got some things done before heading out the door for a quick 3 miles. I actually ran closer to 3.25 miles but my OCD wants me to say 3 so, it is what it is.

It is also still hot. In fact we’re breaking all kinds of records over here…whoopee.

Balls hot
Anyhoo, after running I was standing by the garage and I noticed a dead animal in the road near my mailbox. Upon closer inspection I realized it was a rabbit and it had been pummeled by a vehicle of some sort.

I hate seeing dead animals, it makes me all kinds of sad but MacGyver had already left for work and I knew I would have to move it. I can’t stand to see a dead animal in the road getting picked at by vultures and crows. It just kills me.

So I buried it in the back yard.

random rabbit rest in peace

Rest in peace random bunny.

Well that went south real quick.

I didn’t really intend to depress you. Maybe I should turn it around and cheer you up with a little edition of Thrifty Thursday. That’s sounds much better, right?  It always does to me.

Let me sing you the song of my people…………….

Hand swiping credit card

Anyone who knows me knows that I buy everything a lot of running gear.  And by a lot, I mean pretty much anything I see because I’m convinced I can’t live without it.  But the truth is, you don’t really need all kinds of running gear, only the basics and you don’t have to spend a fortune.

So, I put together the following, which are some of my favorite items right now and won’t cost you an arm and a leg….which is a good thing because if you plan on running you’ll probably need your arms and legs.

First up is this awesome Asics Jacket. It’s available at 6PM.com and when the weather gets a bit chilly, this jacket is perfect. (I wouldn’t recommend it for really cold weather though). This jacket is a steal at only $39.99! It even has a pocket for your iPhone or iPod or whatever you carry. I have a similar one in gray and white and it’s one of my favorite jackets of all time.

Asics Jacket

Click on the image to visit 6pm.com and see this jacket.

I wear a lot of different running shoes but for the past few years, I’ve been partial to Brooks. Currently I have the Brooks Glycerin 13 and 3 or 4 pairs of PureFlow’s in my rotation. I still wear the PureFlow 2’s because I found them on sale a little over a year ago at DSW for 39 bucks and I bought 8 pairs.

I’m not one of those people who believe you have to update to the newest version if the older one is working for you and so I don’t.  I do however like the PureFlow 4’s and when my 2’s are spent, which will be very soon, I’ll be ordering some PureFlow 4’s.

Hopefully, I can find a great sale like this one:

Click on the image to visit Running Warehouse and see the Brooks PureFlow 4's.

Click on the image to visit Running Warehouse and see the Brooks PureFlow 4’s.

Running Warehouse also offers FREE 2 day shipping!  You can’t beat that.

I also really like some of the active wear I find at Old Navy and right now they have a great clearance sale going on. (Seriously, it’s great.)

You can get the shorts below for around 15 bucks and the tanks which are one of my favorites, (especially in this ridiculously hot weather), for 6-7 dollars depending on the color.

Click on the images below to see them on the Old Navy Site.

old navy shortsold navy tank
Old Navy also has great prices on Compression shorts and capri’s.

Also, just so you know, these are not affiliate links and not sponsored in any way.  I’m all about cute at a great price and when I find a great deal you can pretty much bet that I’ll share it with you.

Where do you buy most of your running clothes?
Where do you buy most of your running gear, hydration vests, water bottles, etc.?
Know of any great sales right now you want to share with us?