Random Thoughts about Saddlebags and BFFs

After Allana’s remarks about my muffin top and viewing the photos from our girlfriend getaway, I cranked up the strength training and muscle conditioning last week.  I’m not being too hard on myself.  Trust me.  My girlfriends and I were having a Hangover moment looking at the photos.  “Ewwwww!  “Oh God!”  “What the…?!”  I vaguely recall as some of the things said as we flipped through the images on Kelly’s camera.

At the time the photos were taken, we must have been wearing some heavy duty beer goggles, because we thought we looked HOT.  The next day….not so much.  So, after a week of recovery and detoxing from our little weekend bender, I knew boot camp and kickboxing with my BFF Sharon Mann would be the only way to bust these saddlebags.

But I forgot we canceled the TiVo, which meant I lost all my prerecorded exercise programs.

Yep, after years of hanging out with my happy little TiVo, we canceled our service and honestly I really do miss his smiley little antennae head.  But we already have cable throughout the house, so the extra cost for TiVo didn’t make much sense since we can add DVRs at no additional fee.  Therefore, it was time to say good-bye to TiVO, my BFF Sharon Mann and all her work-outs I knew by heart.

But the beauty of cable is all the On Demand programming at your fingertips!  All I had to do is find the Exercise TV On Demand channel and search for a work-out in the menu.  And that’s where I found my new BFF Amy Dixon.  Amy and I did an Advanced Boot Camp work-out and a kickboxing work-out and she totally kicked my ass.  I had delayed on set pain for two days.  It rocked!

I tweeted about my new BFF @amydixonfitness and our ass-kicking kickboxing saddlebag-busting work-out.

And she tweeted back!  How freaking cool is that?!

Sharon just never appreciated me.  Amy gets me.  She’s my sole mate.

On Thursday, my Garmin was dead, but I guestimated that I ran 3.1 miles in about 35 minutes.  And then halfway through my run, my MP3 player died.  Good times.  So although it only took me about 35 minutes, it felt like FOREVER without any music.

Later that day I discovered why my Garmin wasn’t working.  Little Lion Man keeps messing with the electronics on my desk and his little grabby, pudgy piggy fingers knocked my Garmin off its cradle.  He’s getting out of control with his climbing and reaching for stuff.  UGH!

The weather has been GORGEOUS for the past few days.  A cold front rolled through over the weekend and took the humidity with it.  It’s such a pleasant experience to open the door and be greeted by cool air instead of sticky, thick, hot air.  The morning lows have been sitting around 58 degrees which is PERFECT running weather.  I even shaved 3 minutes off my 5K time.

Monday, October 3

3.1 miles

Time 32:15

Ave Pace 10:25

Max Pace 8:19


Tuesday, October 4

4 miles

Time 41:48

Ave Pace 10:28

Max Pace 8:14

On Saturday, I ran the Race for the Cure 10K and it was a great race. Expect my recap post later this week.


*Proudly submitted to Stacy Uncorked, because when I blog about my training runs, it’s usually pretty random.*



  1. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Having babies create the muffin top, sadly. I’ve been struggling for the last 17 years(this is my youngest’s age) to get it off to no avail. I suppose, I will have to have a tummy tucker to get rid of it completely. The problem is I don’t have the mucho-bucks it takes to have the procedure. So….I’ll keep exercising in hopes to look as incredible as I can possibly make myself with limited resources and try to be happy with the results I get. At least you’re doing something good for yourself, girl! You rock!!!

  2. Stacy Uncorked says:

    You know, I went back and looked at those pictures again. I still say you could pull off the cheerleader outfit. 😉

    I can’t believe I never thought of searching On Demand for exercise TV! Maybe I’ll have to recruit Amy Dixon as my BFF too – as long as she doesn’t kick my butt too badly. Well, unless it’s to kick it to the curb, that is. 😉

    The weather is FINALLY showing some relief with cooler weather (which like you, has taken the humidity with it! WooHoo!) 🙂

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