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Biggest Loser and a class at the gym…

After my last post I have some clarification. First off, I do not have the body to run in a sports bra. I ran in it based solely on the fact I thought no one would be around, therefore my plans were spoiled with a parade of all things. Secondly, the sports bra I was wearing was over six years old, and I said it was purple, well I would also have to add that it’s very, VERY faded and dirty looking, but it’s my absolute favorite. Thirdly, many of you commented how you would just turn around. Well I have this weird thing where once I plan out my run, I cannot venture off the path. If I’m doing a long run down by the beach and I say I’m going to turn around at the pier, I have to make myself run all the way to pier and back. I had mentally mapped out my run in my head that Friday night for that Saturday morning and sure enough, I couldn’t turn around because that would ruin my plan. I know I’m a little OCD when it comes to planning, you’re not the first to realize this. It bodes well when I work with my special events planner friend, and I do see myself possibly getting into the field again. (gasp, I’ve been planning special events for the past three years!) I get harped on for planning out my schedule weeks in advance and I even plan when I’m running, what routes, everything. So therefore, I couldn’t turn around and had to travel the parade route.

So many of you know my love for the show Biggest Loser. Well last nights episode gave me more than enough to blog about for the next four months. First, I completely understand that it’s TV and they can spin people to look how they want to, but seriously, VICKI and BRADY! Are you kidding me. This family is super mean and totally game playing. I was SO HAPPY that Amy .C. thought for herself and knew that Brady was a bigger threat and voted him off.

First off, I love Phil and Amy, they are so cute, and “seem” super nice, considerate, and caring. No one is spiteful on the show besides Vicki and Brady and Ed and Heba. Vicki and Brady are RIDICULOUS to laugh at Phil when the challenge was going on, and he fell off his stair stepper. Man, I was cheering for Stacy to win, but unfortunately Ed, whom the bf and I are not a fan of either came back to win and get back on the show. The schemers made the whole house uncomfortable and I couldn’t believe that Vicki and Heba were taunting the black team when Phil went home. It might be scripted, but I feel like you can’t get Vicki to say such mean spiteful things for no reason.


It’s funny because I think Heba thinks they would all ‘stick together’ but I know they would all stab each other in the back given the chance to win the money. Oh and by the way, can I please work out one session with Jillian!? Gosh! I am going to get her video and give it a try one of these days, it looks super fun and I know she would kick my butt and I would totally love her 30 day shred. Felice over at the Happy Runner said that they work super good and that she can ‘feel them working’. That is the best feeling ever.

So tonight I’m going to take a class at the local 24 hour fitness, Amp’d Abs. I used to take it often back in college when I didn’t have much to do with my life and I would go to the gym more often. I looked for the class at my new gym and they only had it at 10:30 am. I found a gym by my work and it is at 6:15 pm, so I’ll get off work at 5:45, and head over, ready to get my abs back in shape. The class seriously kills you, but it feels so good. I think then I’ll run for 45 minutes and maybe do a little bit of weights.

Today on Marcy’s blog she showed me the light about the Sports Authority Outlet! So many great deals there! A lot of t-shirts, shorts, anything you name it, they’ve got it, and super great prices. Also her blog is hilarious and today’s was no different with her story of taking her kids to Chuck-e-cheese.

Also I found these funny little bowls for many of you that run with a dog, or have one at home. They are called Slurpabowls and are portable bowls that ensure you’ll always have a container for your pets water or food. Can fit on a leash, in a purse, or in a pocket. It holds up to two cups of food or water and it folds flat and can be reused a few times. It’s also recyclable. It’s 8.95 for six.


You can find these bowls here!

And this could be the sickest thing I’ve ever bought!


The Nike ThermaFIT hatphones. You can move, groove, and stay warm in the Nike® + women’s Soft Shell Therma-FIT® Cap. I’m already obsessed because my little ears FREEZE in the mornings. It’s a comfortable skullcap that features fully functional iPod® Nano click wheel controls through the power mesh window in back, so you can keep moving while mixing up your music. I don’t really think I’ll be doing too much “mixing” but skipping a boring song sounds good to me. Get your own here!
Thanks for all the concern about me actually running into the wall. My arm is healing well!

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  • Reply J

    Oooh a christmas list for runners! Sounds totally awesome! Cannot wait!

    Have fun with the abs class!

    November 12, 2008 at 11:52 am
  • Reply LyndsAU

    Ahhh-it’s so nice to find a fellow Biggest Loser lover :) I am obsessed with that show! and i can’t stand VICKI and BRADY!!! i love Phil and Amy! :) They are my faves! I wanted to slap Vicki last night! She’s a you know what :)
    Love the dog bowl-so precious! But my little shih tzus can’t handle much running :)

    November 12, 2008 at 11:55 am
  • Reply *aron*

    omg i was screaming at the tv last night watching that!! i was sooo hoping stacy would win!! i am really glad that brady got kicked off though…they were all so confident – ha!

    and as always thank you for the shopping links :)

    November 12, 2008 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Marcy

    OMG! I didn’t realize they had that cap for sale as well! I remember seeing it on the site (months back) and being like “Ehhhhh that’s kinda expensive for just a hat” Ooooo looks like I’ll be heading back there :P

    November 12, 2008 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply My Sweet & Saucy

    Oh no…I was about to read your post when I saw it was about The Biggest Loser! Of course I love that show too, but I have it on TiVo and need to watch it tonight! Well, keep up the running…wish I was as dedicated as you at exercise!

    November 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Lacey Nicole

    the list for runners is SUCH A GOOD IDEA!!!! i can’t wait to see it. i’ll shoot you an email if/when i think of a few things :)

    i looooooooooove the biggest loser– mostly the transformations. and i missed it last night so i super appreciated your recap :)

    that hat is AMAZING!!! do you have to have a nano? i only have a shuffle… :(

    November 12, 2008 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    I had to skip the BL wrap-up, because I haven’t seen it yet, but the Nike ThermaFIT hatphones may be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m serious.

    November 12, 2008 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Blue-Eyed Bride

    i love phil and amy and now i love amy c. because she stood up for what was right. i am so worried about her for next week. i’d be scared of vicki. i didn’t dislike brady nearly as much as i dislike vicki and heba. but vicki, brady, heba, and ed are so ridiculous. i haven’t seen such meanness since high school. i wish someone would call vicki out in front of the trainers and allison sweeney– not just when they’re alone in the kitchen or on the basketball court.

    i cried last night when bob told amy (from south carolina) that she had what it takes to win the whole thing. i love bob!

    November 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply D10

    The dog bowls are cute! I am so glad Marcy posted about the Sports Authority Outlet. They have some great stuff. Glad you arm is feeling better.

    November 12, 2008 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply BeachRunner

    Good stuff today, D. And, hey, if you want to run in your old, purple sports bra, then GO FOR IT. I bet you looked fabulous. Screw everyone else. Hell, you should have just marched along with the parade for a few blocks in that bra.

    November 12, 2008 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Just Me

    Cool thanks for the advice of just running. I am going to try to do more running less walking. Though any ideas on how to quickly get over the OMG im dying, cant breath feeling?

    November 12, 2008 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Candice McCoy

    I am SO with you on Biggest Loser! I was so glad when Amy C. voted for Brady. I was so proud of her. I seriously wish Vicki would just stop being so mean…it’s so uncalled for.

    I can’t wait for you runner’s Christmas list! I definitely want to try to get some new running shoes for Christmas. I love my Brook’s, but I’m trying to decide whether to branch out and try something else or stick with what I know. Hmmmm.

    That little hat is so cute! I’m gonna have to go check it out.

    Oh, and I love the 30 day shred video. I’ve been doing it for 7 days, and I can already tell a difference in my muscle tone.

    Last, thanks for the info on the watch. I’m still debating, but I think I’m leaning toward just going for it!

    November 12, 2008 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply P.O.M.

    I’m an event planner too.
    10 years of planning everything in my life. The Captain is the first thing I can’t plan and it’s messing with my psyche!

    November 12, 2008 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply That Pink Girl

    Biggest Loser is getting very good – I can’t wait to see how this shift in power plays out! I think Colleen or Amy C might run away with this competition…

    November 12, 2008 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply runjen

    Can not WAIT to see your Christmas list for runners. What a fabu idea!

    November 12, 2008 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Marlene

    I saw the title of your post today and couldn’t read until I got home and watched my Biggest Loser recording from Tuesday! Just watched it (I also LOVE the show) and I totally agree. I would have loved to see Vicki go home, but I’ll settle for brady for now.

    I’m rooting for Amy C all the way!

    I hope the ab class went well… my abs are killing me from the classes I’ve taken this week and they weren’t even ab-focused. Just reminds me that I need to focus on my core more.

    November 12, 2008 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Hollie

    I am the same way about planning on my runs. If I started out with a certain destination in mind, nothing is gonna stop me from getting there, or I will be so ticked at myself.
    Love the Nike hatphone! i’ve never seen it before!

    November 12, 2008 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    Hi, I have been following your blog for a bit and really enjoy it!

    I was SO happy when Amy C. voted Brady off. My husband and I seriously cheered! That 4some needed to be broken up. I was so sad when Stacey lost. :(

    November 12, 2008 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply ECrunnergirl

    OMG that hat is the bomb! And I love that color!!! I think that might be a must have for me! Can’t wait for that runner’s christmas list….and what a great summary of last night’s Biggest Loser…I missed that episode :-}

    November 12, 2008 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    I don’t blame you for finishing your run, in fact, go you!!!

    That hat is SUPER cute!!!!!

    November 12, 2008 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Nikemom

    I’m a little OCD too. :D I mentally plan my runs and that is exactly what I have to do, no more no less. ;D

    Love the NIKE hat!

    November 12, 2008 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply X-Country2

    I love Jillian too! I have the 30 Day Shred on my queue, so I’m excited to try it out. Get well soon to you arm.

    November 12, 2008 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Burger

    Ah…girls. You guys are so cute when it comes to your running gear..hehe

    Two items that changed my running fer sure: the aforementioned Stick, and of course my Garmin. Can’t leave home w/out it!

    November 12, 2008 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply MizFit

    like the hat ADORE THE BOWLS.

    my bullmastiff (BOWLmastuff?:)) shall love…


    November 13, 2008 at 4:46 am
  • Reply Naturally Caffeinated Family

    That therma fit hat is adorable and looks soo comfortable! I am completely with you on all the biggest loser talk!! I couldn’t believe that one of the previous challenges Vicky didn’t want to win because she didn’t care about seeing a video from her kids!!! What?! :) I love classes at gyms! So fun!

    November 13, 2008 at 10:15 am
  • Reply j.

    Oh my goodness, I am totally obsessed with those dog bowls. I am ordering them right now! What a great idea, and bonus that they are recyclable. When I run with the pooches, I never bring a bowl because it is so bulky and have sort of taught them to drink out of a H20 bottle like its a drinking fountain, but this is MUCH more manageable.

    November 13, 2008 at 11:25 am
  • Reply The Happy Runner

    Glad you’re going to check out Jillian’s shred — it really is great! Can’t wait to hear how you like it.

    As for the list — definitely the stick! And the foam roller. And maybe a gift certificate for a massage :)

    November 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm
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