Ladies Weekend


So this post should have been done weeks ago, but being summer, I’ve been slacking a bit. Forgive me. I promise I’ll start cooking again once it cools down and I can handle standing next to the stove.

To back up, my bestie from high school and I planned a ladies weekend getaway and bless her heart, she decided to go along with anything I threw at her. Including a 5K that raised money for Dana Farber. This is half of my summer goal of doing four 5Ks and it was the same 5K I ran last summer, but this year I kicked it up a notch, shaving off 45 seconds on my average mile per minute. Yup! You read that right.

Even after the race both of us were smiles. She’s such a doll for doing this with me.


It probably didn’t hurt that we planned a massage, manicure, and a pedicure immediately following our run. Gotta say, it helps get you to the finish line faster knowing there’s a treat at the end. So what I’m getting out of this is that for the next two 5Ks I’m running this summer, I better plan a treat for the end. All I know is that I’m making white tutus for the next one for the group of us that are running the Color Run in September. Can’t wait!


Hula Hooping, My New Best Friend?

It’s a little hard to admit, but I’ve started something that only children and circus performers do for fun. Or at least I thought until one of my friends told me she watches TV while doing it for hours on end. (I’m still a bit skeptical about that, though.)

It’s hula hooping.

There, I said it. Now the whole world knows it. I have purchased a hula hoop and spent hours figuring out how to keep it up on my hips while I watch episodes of Sex and the City. (I like to think I”m a Carrie, but that’s a blog post for another day.) It started by watching many, many, many Youtube videos. See exhibit A:

I have to say, it’s not as easy as it seems at first, but once I got the hang of it, I couldn’t stop. It’s silly, but after about 15 minutes, my abs start to feel it and so do my hips. I’m not saying I’m burning a crazy amount of calories, but it’s better than sitting on my floor munching on cookies while watching TV.

If I wasn’t embarrassed to be seen on video, I’d show off my skills.