My Non-training Update

“I got 99 problems but my bench ain’t one”

Ironically inaccurate for me at the moment, but still by far the funniest thing I’ve read all day…

Borrowed for the Spartan Chicked Group

This may shock and amaze you all, but I have actually been a very good girl and HAVE NOT been sneaking in any workouts involving my shoulder … unless you count moving furniture, but I did use “moving men” (it’s so nice when you can find another use for your exercise equipment…oh wait… haha).  I also had Adam and G-dawg do the heavy lifting, not that I even had to ask.  Can you believe they didn’t trust me?  They know me too well 🙂

So this whole not working out multiple times a day is already getting expensive! I have WWWAAAAYYYY too much free time… time I used this weekend to rearrange my bedroom furniture.  I decided in the process that I needed to replace my tall dresser (you know how this works…) so I headed to the local flea market and found THIS AMAZING piece!

For anyone who doesn’t know, 99% percent of my furniture has come from tag sales, flea markets, and- in some cases- the curb.  At first, it was more out of necessity, but now it’s mostly for fun.  With this piece I got lucky because it didn’t even need to be refinished…  although I do actually like the refinishing too (especially my paisley dresser- so proud of it!)

Anyway, my bedroom is now becoming my favorite room of the house!  I’m so thrilled with how it’s FINALLY coming together.  Although, I ddefinitely need to get back to training before I spend anymore money. haha

In an effort to stay out of trouble (financially at least) this morning I went to the gym and did an easy 16 minutes on the stair climber followed by a few minutes on the elliptical with just legs.  I wasn’t feeling that awesome, and I’m guessing that may have had to do with the muscle relaxants.   I just wanted to do a little bit to keep from getting edgy.  I’m hoping that by next week I may be able to start easing into running, but for now I think it’s probably safer to minimize the exercising and stick to legs only.

In other news, I got a letter today from the YES Endurance people.  Remember a million years ago (ok… less than a year ago) I did their trail series and was COMPLETELY DEVASTATED when I completed the 4th race, in spite of the flu, and never got my finisher medal?

Yeah, well it just came in the mail today.  Better late than never?  I won’t even bring up the fiasco with the points series…  Anyway, they offered me a free entry to any of their races as compensation for the inconvenience… which I think was a pretty nice gesture.

That’s all I have to report for now.  I am super grateful for the happy pills that not only cured my horrendous spasm, but also have been keeping me relaxed enough not to be climbing up the walls…. otherwise I’m pretty sure I’d be homicidal by this point.  I wonder if I get can get a script to take them on all my rest days. haha

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I know one lady who did!   Betsy from The Everyday Warrior earned her orange today at her first Tough Mudder.  She not only completed the event, but also raised funds for the very worthy Wounded Warrior Project. Woooohoooo! You go girl!  Be sure to spot by her blog and leaves her some props! She has definitely earned them!


  1. I’m sorry to read about your shoulder. I hope for a quick recovery as I am sure you are as well. 🙂
    Kudos on the dresser choice. It is absolutely gorgeous. I gain much encouragement from your blog. Thank you for all you do. Have a great day.

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