Today…

Today was the BEST weather day of this summer. 
It was gorgeous outside this morning and only about 68 degrees! 
Tango and I got to cruise the park after my morning clients.

He got to hang out of the window (since it wasn’t 91,000 damn degrees out 
and I didn’t have to run the a/c on power ranger). 

And his ear flew up in the wind like Batman. That’s my favorite.

It was awesome being able to take my lunchtime bootcampers outside to play in the sunshine without suffocating in the humidity and the 110 heat index. We played a fun warm-up game in the grass. I call it “Secret Handshake” where we have partners and come up with ridiculous stuff like high fives, low fives, belly bumps, booty bumps, hopping in circles, etc. It ends up being a super funny secret handshake (like the kind you did when you were a kid) and it’s a more entertaining way to warm up than running or jumping jacks. Everybody was laughing, joking and then we ended it all with a booty bump with our partners. But as I bootybumped one of the bootcampers I landed on some uneven ground and my ankle went all the way to the right. And then all the way to the left. And I hit the deck as soon as my body would let me to get all the weight off it. And I knew I’d sprained the shit out of it. 
#ThingsThatAreNotMyJam

So my awesome bootcampers ran and got me ice and I continued to teach the entire class from a picnic table. Then they packed up all my gear and gave me a ride home since I couldn’t dorsiflex or plantar flex my foot enough to drive. They were awesome and really sweet to me. I spent the rest of the afternoon RICEing my ankle (RICE=Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) until I had to get up and get ready for my evening bootcamp class. I couldn’t put ANY weight onto this foot without wanting to cut a bitch so I had to put a Facebook call out for anybody that could let me borrow crutches. Luckily, thanks to the power of the almighty Facebook, I had a pair about 30 minutes later. 
Then one of my bootcampers gave me a ride to and from class. 
Then my BFF came over to take me to Urgent Care to get my ish XRay’ed. I knew they were just going to tell me that it was sprained and to RICE it, but I wanted to have them wrap it up for me. AND I had about 5 fitness friends send me horror stories about them thinking it was sprained, not going to the doctor, and then finding out that they’d broken bones in their foot/ankle afterward. WTH?! So to the doc we went. No broken bones! And they wrapped my ankle! Feeling better. 
And to those I owe a TON of thanks for today, 
You guys have no idea how these things helped me out today. 
(And I think you know I’d really do this for you… if I could stand on both feet…)
So thank you to Duane, Nikki, Kathy, Chris, and Silas
 for having my back and helping through the lunchtime class. 
Thank you to Susie who brought me crutches. They were a life saver! 
Thank you to Carrie for picking my janky ass up and taking me home for the evening class. 
And thank you to my BFF, Amanda for taking me to urgent care at 8pm,  keeping me company while at the doc’s office, and helping me with 85 things around the house afterwards. 
You’re the bomb. Swear.
How was your day? I hope less eventful than mine…
Share Button

Things of Late (via my Instagram Feed)

Instagram makes everything look better. It just does. 
Somebody made damn-near perfect Banana Bread.  #itwasme

Mid-afternoon power nap buddy, Emmy. 
I love how she always holds on to me with her paw. 
Catching lightning bugs with Churchill and Tango during our walk at dusk. 
Canada = Bear + Elk on the side of the road. 
nbd.
One of my hardest working clients, Nikki 
who’s strutting her ish in pin-stripe pants she hasn’t worn in a while. 
#rawr
Kickass lamp hanging at the end of a driveway in the ‘hood. 
BFFs
The best rasberry this summer.

Are you on instagram? 
Share Button

Friday’s Letters… on Sunday.

Dear Blog Readers, I’m not dead… just had a non-blogging week. I’m back!

Dear Personal Training Clients, I’m glad most of you coordinated your vacay schedules with each other to all be out of town during the SAME week! I had a wonderfully mellow week just teaching a couple classes a day. I did miss you dearly, but was really pumped to lay out at the pool in the middle of the day Thursday with some buds. High five!

Dear Gigantor Turtle Float, you make pool days WAY more fun.

Dear Garage Bar, you are the BEST hangout spot in Louisville during the summer months. Seriously.

Dear Summer, I’m glad you made it around and that you’re here to stay for a while. It was awesome to be out on the river on the boat yesterday.

Dear T-beg, I’m stoked for you that you’re getting to cruise out of town for the whole summer to get your MFA on. Me, Tang, Churchill, Emmy, Cash, and Willie will hold down the fort here. And don’t worry, I’ll clean. : )

Dear Bonna, HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY! Woot! And this photo from college will always be the best photo of the 3 of us… #BFFs

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day from all of us!

 Link up with Friday’s Letters creator Ashley here.

Share Button

Things That Were/Are My Jam

First off: Happy Monday! 
It’s been a little bit since those regular posting days
(like I ever posted regularly!)
so I have a small goal of one post per day this week…
I’m just putting that out there so I’m more likely to do it. 
Things That Were/Are My Jam 
My BFF and her sweet little Henry
This sweet new dress I got when we went outlet shopping! 
Sent this photo to Amanda to ask her opinion #JustifiedSelfie

Taking my Swiss Army knife to a bonfire 
for the sole purpose of using the wine screw part 

Takes a little elbow grease though…
thanks to Abby and Alison

It was warm enough in Whistler to lay out for 20 minutes
 (after the being in the jacuzzi for an hour).
I know it looks like I’m topless… I’m not. #swear

This INSANE bellini (that came with a gummy worm!)
that I drank with dinner over a 22 hour quick rendezvous 
with my man-friend in Vancouver
#businesstravelcanbeoksometimes

Being in the ‘ville this weekend to catch
my Sipiniski buds kill it at at the Derby Volleyball Tournament

A some quality time with the Tang

What’s your jam at the moment? 
Share Button

M.I.A.

So between Bonna getting married last weekend
and tax prep ish this week… I haven’t been blogging. 
But there’s good stuff to come… 
Share Button

Last Week’s Jams

If you follow me on Instagram, none of these photos are new,
but if you don’t…

These things were my JAM last week
(…and this past weekend)!
Having Bonna’s B Party! 
(more details on that later)
Me, Bonna, Amanda
Getting in a workout Saturday, hill sprints with Chris Tuesday, 
2 hours of climbing with my college buddy, Noble, on Friday, 
and a BEAST mode workout alone Sunday. 
Some serious sun-spot time with Tang and Church:
(that are in NO WAY healthy)
Getting to hang with Mariah’s brand new son, Chase! 
Watching a shit-ton of basketball, while lying on the couch w/ Willie & Emmy
and lastly, and most importantly: 
getting REALLY REALLY lucky totally kicking my man-friend’s ass
in our NCAA Tournament Bracket competition*. 
YES! 
What’s your JAM right now?

*probably just jinxed the hell out of myself for the remaining games
Share Button

It’s a big news week: Post #1

So last week was busy. Sorry to leave you hanging. But lots of great stuff happened!

Exhibit A:
My BFF had her baby! 

And bonus points for going into labor on the one day 
that I was in town
and had no evening clients. 
This is why we work.

She would punch me in the face if I posted 
photos of her during contractions. 
(And I’m too good of a friend to do that to her. But trust me, she looked fab as usual.)
So you get behind the scenes photos instead.
The day: 
Playing cards in the waiting room with the other BFFs
(those are our bridesmaid’s necklaces from her wedding)
Bonna, Me, Crystal

Beyond excited!
Even though we kept getting kicked out of the room by the staff…
stupid rules.

Welcome to the world, 
Henry Charles.

You’ve got some serious people who have your back, you know? 

Such an amazing day.
Congrats Amanda and Josh!
We love you. 

Share Button

BFF Trip 2012: Charleston

Picking up from where we left off… 
Remember Bonna being bored in the car and crafting? 
These are the products of that boredom: 
FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS! 
That’s effing right, bitches. 
You remember making them, right?
 And strutting them. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Chillin’ at Folly Beach…
with my Katniss braid. 
Representing. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
On our way to Sullivan’s Island beach. 
’cause pretty much all we did in Charleston, 
besides eat, 
was lay around and nap. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Bonna shaking the sand from her towel
in the most attractive way imaginable. 
Good use of wind, Bonna. 
Well done. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Leaving Charleston…
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
for Savannah. 
Those photos coming next! 
and

HUGE thanks to my girls,  Ashley and Danielle, for all their C-town recommendations!
LOVED them! 

Share Button

BFF Trip 2012: Day 1

Road trip travel is super exciting…
Pit stops for snacks, 
and cold Ale 8. 
*it’s a KY soft drink, not beer. don’t get cray. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Road construction that makes us cranky, 
because we’re losing valuable time. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Finally making it to a stopping point, 
and having to wake up early. 
We need more sleep. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
BUT there’s a Cracker Barrel next to our hotel. 
Which means only one thing: 
I start the day out with a victory, 
bitches. 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Hour 8 of driving, 
Bonna’s resorted to crafting in the car: 
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
more coming tomorrow… 
Share Button

BFF Trip 2012 is now commencing!

This photo is from 2006, at a Kentucky Derby celebrity party.
 It has nothing to do with our BFF trip this weekend, 
BUT we look great,
AND feel just as excited today 
as we did on this night all those years ago… 
obvi. 
Note the cheesy smiles.
And me as a blonde. 

We’re headed out today for 5 glorious days of BFF time: Girl talk, no fellas, lounging by the pool (hopefully the weather’s warm enough for a tan), drinking wine, sightseeing, shopping, etc with NO interruptions. Yessssss.

We finally decided on Charleston, SC, 
because you guys voted on it. 
And because it’s really close to Savannah, GA 
so we figured we could kill two birds with one stone. 
And I love being efficient. 
Austin, TX, you’re up for next year’s trip. Sorry. 
Back on Tuesday, 
I’ll post photos! 
Have a great weekend everybody! 
Share Button