Friday, October 4, 2013

Fitness Friday–10/4

Today is my dad’s birthday! Happy Birthday to my awesome dad! Love you bunches!! :0)


Currently training for: Woman’s Half Marathon - December 8, Louisiana
Rock N Roll New Orleans Half Marathon – February 2, 2013, Louisiana

Saturday – 8 mile run with the running group
Sunday – Rest Day
Monday – Yoga and stretching
Tuesday – 3 mile run
Wednesday – Cross Train
Thursday – 4 mile run
Friday – Cross train and parade day!

For starters, I’m sorry if Tropical Storm Karen is ruining anyone’s weekend. Not my fault, I promise. I don’t wish a hurricane on anyone – not fun, trust me.

What a week this has been! My best friend Kim and I spent most of Sunday afternoon making shirts for her sister to throw at her high school’s homecoming parade. Kim’s sister made homecoming court and wanted to throw more than candy at the parade. I had the idea of making shirts for us (as spectators) to wear, which ended up with Sara asking if I would also make shirts for her to throw.


Shirts galore! Their colors are gold and purple, just like LSU! Madalynn helped us make the shirts.



If you saw my video/pictures on Instagram of Turbo, he passed away Wednesday morning. Turbo belonged to Kim….she found him, abandoned by his momma, only a few days old. She’s been feeding him and taking care of him the past three weeks around the clock. She woke up Wednesday morning to find him lethargic and he passed away not long after she arrived at the vet. We stayed on the phone as she raced him to the vet and I was absolutely heartbroken for her. I know he was only around for 3 weeks, but her and I both get attached to animals really quickly. The vet told Kim that an ultrasound showed his kidney’s were not fully developed. I hope Kim is able to find comfort in the fact that Turbo was able to live as long as he did because she took such good care of him. Rest in peace, sweet Turbo.


Yesterday, I went for a run after work and was hoping to feel Fall temperatures outside – boy was I wrong! It was HOT!


Despite the heat, I had a great 4 mile run around the lake!

Tomorrow morning, I have a long run with my running group followed by our area’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K.

What’s on tap for your weekend? Whatever you have planned, I hope you have a great one!! :0)


Don’t forget about the Personalized Thirty-One Cinch Sack Giveaway going on right now! You have one week to enter, no purchase necessary to enter giveaway! Good luck!


  1. Aww I'm so sorry to hear about sweet Turbo. He was absolutely loved during his short time and I hope Kim takes some comfort in that. He probably lived a lot longer thanks to her care. Always sad to lose a furbaby. :(

    Great job getting that run done! Hopefully after this weekend we will start seeing cooler weather!

    And finally happy birthday to your dad! (and great job on those shirts! )

    1. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! :0) Yes, here's hoping for cooler weather soon!!

  2. Sooo sorry to hear about Turbo! :-( Great job with all your runs and workouts this week! And happy birthday to your Dad!!! This weekend I am running 11 miles (if TS Karen cooperates) and then the rest of the weekend is going to be a lazy one as TS Karen will probably not let us do much. Funny because I thought of you as soon as I heard about TS Karen lol!

    1. Haha! Too funny! Hope your area is ok this weekend and I hope you are able to get your run in!

  3. Happy birthday to your dad!

    I love animals too, and falling in love with them is so easy. Poor baby turbo.

    1. You're right, falling in love with them is so easy because they are just so darn sweet!

  4. I was thinking of you when I heard about Hurricane Karen ( not because of the name, but because of the location). I hope it doesn't turn out to be too bad of a storm!

    1. Haha that's funny! I hope it doesn't cause too much devastation in its wake...

  5. Ah...the heat!!! I am sincerely hoping that it cools off soon. I have had enough!!!

  6. Oh no! Poor kitty. :( Pets are family and losing a friend is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry.

  7. LOL...I'm suffering through the Karen jokes the last day as well. ;) Poor kitty! We had something similar happen with a feral kitty we found and he didn't make it, but wow, three weeks. That had to be hard!

    1. Haha I bet! Karen isn't doing so well...thankfully it's not a terribly powerful storm. Poor kitty...yeah, that was tough. :0/

  8. I'm sorry to hear about little Turbo. Your friend is so great to have given him such a good and comfortable life though. :)

  9. Poor little Turbo.

    On a side note: I am running RnR New Orleans! So excited! Do you have a hotel recommendation?

    1. YAY for RnR NOLA! Excited!! I would find a hotel that allows you a late checkout. I've yet to find one of those so I can't be of much help. Usually, I google the start line and look for hotels nearby that are pretty decently priced. With RnR NOLA, you finish in a different place than you start, so you have to get bussed back to the downtown area (it's a free bus).


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