Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm just saying...

Sunday, September 27, 2009



The one subject I used to love to teach my little ones was irony. This past week I had another example of irony I could share with my students. Come along and listen to this example of irony kidz.

Mom finishes Nation's Triathlon swim in 45:10 the same week her son joins the swim team and his coach says, "Your son has an amazing freestyle stroke."


Friday, September 25, 2009

6 ways to work it....

Mr. Valentine here is very precise with his instruction on these 6 core exercises.

-I love his "punch your stomach" analogy-make sure to breath!
Hold your core in when doing each and every one of these exercises.

-Men's Fitness magazine says 30% harder doing a plank on the ball-I bet that's higher-hold that for 1 minute! Yowza....

-When doing the rollout-be careful! I see about 8 out of 10 people do this wrong. DON'T LET YOUR LOWER BACK DIP!

-Use a partner or do this in front of a mirror-good form is key!

-The plank rotation is my new favorite and I'm up to 4 min.

-Finally....dude what's up with the converse?

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

My buddy Mark sent this to me to
support my addiction in making you peeps smile.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

one more thing....

Why can't I change a tire?

Not this one.....

This one.....

~It started with a beautiful 79 degree day and Red Rover and I are going for 60. Seagull Century is breathing down my back and I must get this ride in.

Red and I were having a marvelous ride when, wobble, wobble, wobble....."oh know....." Standing on a grassy knoll next to a fried chicken dive I'm changing this biznatch. Love Red Rover, hate changing tires. I'm so Type A, I'm determined to get this. I'm giving myself a pep talk in my head the whole time.

I take the old tube off and lay it on grass, grab new tube and CO2 cartridge to put some air in the new tube. I'm twisting this gizmo contraption when air starts squealing out and frantically I'm trying to attach it to the valve. Yep, too much air escapes and the cartridge goes dead. Soooonnaafaaaa...

Standing their with chicken grease waving in my direction a truck pulls up. Gentleman leans out and says, "what's the problem?" WTH? I broke a nail, what does it look like? The southern lady I am I respond in a polite way, "I just have a flat, I'll be alright-thanks." The big ol' brotha (he was huge!) decides chivalry is certainly not dead and decides to park his truck in the dive parking lot to help me.

He's decided to school this white chick. He says, "I'm gonna teach you how to put this on right, watch me and then put your hands here." His lesson started sounding like I was having "you know" for the first time. He grabs the second C02 tank and says, "How do you work this?" He grabs gizmo thing and starts the whole twisting motion when air starts squealing out-and we lose the tank. I want to curse but I give an awkward smile and say, "that's ok, I'll call my husband."

Honestly, he was so sweet and was worried sick about leaving me. "Are you sure your husband is coming?" "I could stay until your husband comes." :)

Hubs comes and we load up Red and head home. When we get home he starts pumping air into the new tire and it's not holding air. Hubs says, "did he put the bad tube back on?" What?!? Both tubes were laying on the grass together, did I hand the nice gentleman the bad tube and not the good one? ::::Smacking Head::::: So now I'm gonna get schooled again by my hubs on how to change this biznatch. Finally, we get the tire changed and I'm on my way again.

5 things I randomly saw

1.) Are Krispy Kreme trucks taunting me?

2.) 2 Motorcycle Dudes pulled up next to me and said,
"want to race?"

3.) Why do old people in 77' Buick Electra's hate me?

4.) Funny bumper sticker:
"Lost Your Cat?
Try Looking Under Your Tires"

5.) Chivalry is not dead!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Can I slap the 5 of you?!?

Irritating things that I needed to go on a Weslicious rant about.

1.) Kanye West....

~Your shtick is getting annoying....if acting like your load don't stink is part of a a publicity act, get a new agent bro. ::::Rolling Eyes:::::

No surpise to me when he jumped on stage, he did in back 06' when Justice & Simian's Video "We Are Your Friends" won over his "Touch The Sky" video. If only we could all have been Taylor Swift when he was done with his little rant.

Andre 3000, Common, Ghostface Killah, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Mos Def, Redman, & Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed grab the mic from this biznatch your rhymes are better anyway.

2.) Bill Mahar

3.) Coffee Grounds

~Love you French Press....hate you coffee grounds. Is it just me or when coffee grounds fall behind the trash can and splatter/hit everything you want to bite a pitbull?!? ;)

4.) War in Afghanistan

~Not gonna make any political statements, I told myself I wasn't going to use this blog to do that. But, I sure wish our boys could come home. We Miss You!

5.) Bad Swim Times.....

"There's a saying:

A great swim won't win a triathlon, but a bad swim can lose a triathlon.

It's true."

Nation's Triathlon Results:


They don't call me a "back of the packer" for nothing?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!


Friday, September 11, 2009


5.) Why must I explain on the second day of school why, "you shouldn't jump up and try to smack the T.V. in the school hall way?" 

4.) Not being a elementary school teacher this year is really weird.  I only miss it when I see my students/parents from previous years tell me they really miss me. :::sniff sniff:::

 I love my new schedule; teaching Indoor Cycling to college students, spin instructing to 3 gyms, & personal training.  I know this is what I was born to do.

3.) Random bloggers who crack me up.  I love a blog that gives me a laugh & inspires me at the same time.....

~Iron "Big Balls" Missy-Hilarious and one big bad IronWoman!
~Weslicious-Loves his Wife, Family, & Tri's as much as me.
~"G"-The unsuspecting librarian that loves his n*ts@ck.
~IronBob-The handsome IronMan from Florida.
~Vanilla Spice-I like to call him the intellectual comedian of the blog world.
~My Twin-He loves to run in the Texas dirt.

Honorable Mention-~Marcy~We miss you & all your tacky posts!

2.) Coffee maker broke....we are using the French Press full time now! The French Press grounds get on my nerves but it sure is worth the "extra work" involved when you pour that cup of coffee.

1.) Favorite Track of the Week....

Like it? Click below and download it!

Good Luck at the races!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

Nation's Triathlon is this weekend.  I'm excited to race but I'm not looking for a PR for this distance.  My training this past summer was not that great.  I'm just gonna have fun with this one and if I'm the last one to finish, whatevah! I'm not so worried about bike & run, but I may be "in the back of the pack" for the swim.  They may see this girl doggy paddle to the transition.

Anyone else racing?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Smile It's Hump Day!

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. 

Henry David Thoreau