Thursday, February 26, 2015

Partying Like Your 83

When I turn 83, I hope that I still want to have a birthday party!! We went to Bobby's grandmother's 83rd birthday party last night.

She requested tacos, so we gave her a full blown fiesta....complete with a sombrero!!


Isn't she adorable?!? She also requested a German Chocolate Cake, so we deviated a little from the theme. 


It was so fun! Andrea may have borrowed her wig while she was wearing the sombrero. It was quite the great look!


Who wore it best?


How would you celebrate your 83rd birthday?

This Runner's Pet Peeves

I must admit, my mind wanders when I'm on the treadmill.  Sometimes it is good and sometimes I am not so nice.  One of my biggest pet peeves occurred on Monday at the gym and got me thinking about my biggest pet peeves at the gym in general.

Taking up a treadmill for more than 30 minutes when people are waiting...  Here is the story of why my run on Monday was only 3 miles.  The small apartment gym where I run is usually pretty empty, but on Monday evening at 5:30 it was packed!!  Like January 2nd packed (why the 2nd and not the first?  People are hungover on the 1st and wait to start New Year's resolutions until the 2nd....anyway...)  My ***Warning: NOT SO NICE*** thoughts: Why is the guy next to me walking while reading his iPad when the gym is full.  Clearly people are waiting...seriously, why is this guy WALKING at 3.0 miles per hour?  OMG...he has been on there for almost 45 minutes.  These poor people are waiting.  I better only run 3 miles today.  And so, I only ran 3 miles and walked a little cool down.  All of which took less than 30 minutes on the only other treadmill in the gym.  I am probably going to take some heat for this one.  I understand that your training schedule called for a longer run, or that you never run for that short of time, BUT we must share or workout at a time when the gym is not so busy!  When mother nature decides that everyone must stay inside, support your comrades in fitness and SHARE!

Source

Not wiping down equipment when you finish... I don't know about you guys, but when I go to the gym I sweat.  There is nothing worse than getting to a machine covered in someone else's sweat.  It only takes a few seconds to wipe something down for the next person to use.

Exhibit A-sweaty mess!

Talking on the phone while working out... This one doesn't really bother me, but it does confuse me.  How are you able to have a phone conversation while you are either A-doing cardio or B-lifting weights.  Cardio-I'm too sweaty (see above) or too out of breath to manage talking on the phone.  Lifting weights-how do you have a free hand to work your phone??  Note: I'm talking about chatting on the phone about nothing...not taking a work or emergency call.

People who do not acknowledge you on the running/biking trail... I think that I am a pretty friendly person.  I say hello to people on the running trails and smile at them.  When I can't talk anymore, I nod or do a small wave.  Everyone is entitled to a bad day, but there are some people who never smile back or return a friendly gesture.  On these lines, bikers or runners who do not announce themselves when they pass you.  A gentle "on your left" lets everyone know that you are coming and protects the passer and the person being passed!  Don't worry if I jump every time and almost run off of the trail to get out of the way...at least I won't get run over and you won't crash trying to avoid me! :)

What are you biggest gym/fitness pet peeves?

Linking up with runningwithspoons.com for some thinking out loud!




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Treat Yourself Tuesday #47

I skipped Treat Yourself Tuesday last week...I honestly didn't have a ton of treats that were not Valentine's Day related...so I decided not to do a junk post.  For more details on Treat Yourself Tuesday, pop over to Becky's blog to see why it is so important to treat yourself often! 

Naked Wines
I mentioned Naked Wines (referral link) in a few posts recently.  I really enjoy their mission and the wines!  I haven't had a bad wine yet-and I'm on my second case!  If you use the referral link, you get $100 off of your first case of wine.  You don't get to choose the wines, but you do get a case for about $75 (including shipping).  Then you get on a list to be an "Angel".


Once you are an Angel, you receive discounted bottle prices, a free bottle each month, and other benefits.  They charge your card $40 each month and it goes into a piggy bank that you can use to buy wine or if you decide that you want out, they will give you all of the money in your piggy bank back.  The funds are used to determine how much to invest in each up and coming wine maker.  You can leave reviews of the wines and often are directly contacted by the wine maker themselves.  It is fun and interactive and you can't be $75 for a case!!

Date Night Makeover
I treated myself to fun mini makeover on Friday night.  I decided to try a new hair style and makeup look for our date night.  I also wore my fun new jacket and one of the pairs of earrings from my latest StitchFix (review here). 


Random things

These chocolates are so good! I'm proud of myself for not eating the whole bag!!


Girl Scout Cookies...see above about not eating the whole box

Putting the new desk together with Bobby. It was a treat because we really worked well together and got it done. We could totally rock The Amazing Race!!

And just for fun...this is what Porter looks like after a big day of playing.  He's a mess!!


Did you treat yourself this week?