Showing posts from June, 2012

I Bought a Boat!

Whew, I feel like I haven't stopped moving since I got home from Texas. Yesterday I finally got to use a Living Social Deal I'd gotten for stand-up paddleboarding. 

 I roped the new boy (guy I am dating, boyfriend, I don't know we haven't discussed formal titles yet) into coming with me. He was quite handy in strapping the boards to the top of my car, because I couldn't even come close to reaching. We decided to explore the marsh, partly because we thought it would be too windy on the open water and partly because we didn't want anyone to see us looking like fools. We had so much fun. We both fell off a few times as we were getting used to it, but luckily the marsh water was warm. We were going against the tide and wind on our way out, so it was quite a bit of work. My back and abs are sore today! We also went through some shallow places where we had to lay down and paddle or even carry the boards. We saw a ton of cool birds, some fish, and a lot of other rand…

Cardinal Fitness in Lubbock Texas

I got up at 4:45 am yesterday to hit the gym before flying home. Then, when I got to the gym there was a sign on the door. "Door lock broken, gym closed." Seriously? They couldn't override the electronic lock? I started to go into an angry tailspin. I NEEDED my morning workout. I had overindulged a bit at dinner the night before (we went out to BBQ) and I was going to be sitting on planes ALL day. Just before I started yelling at the poor front desk clerk, I remembered that I had looked up nearby gyms before I left and one right by the hotel had early morning classes.

I booked it up to my room, got my wallet and keys, and headed for Cardinal's Fitness Performance Training. The guy at the front desk was super nice and scooted me right into PUMP and Kick even though I was 10 minutes late.

It wasn't quite what I was inspecting inside. Instead of a typical gym, it was a giant room of astroturf with lots of cool equipment around the edges. The class I took started off w…

World Famous Mud Run Pictures

My co-worker finally sent me some of the pictures he took during the World Famous Mud Run! They capture the messy fun of the event much better than my summary I did right after the event. So, without further adieu....

Too Damn Hot

I will never complain about "heat" in Maine again. I am in Lubbock Texas this week and I am dying. It was 109 when I landed yesterday and here is the lovely forcast for the week.