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Three Things Thursday

Workout:  Ran on treadmill 2.2 miles (20 min), walked .8 miles (11 min)
That was me getting my ass out of bed this morning at 5:30.  (Holla!) Then I ate a huge cookie for breakfast. (Stop holla-ing!)

(last night’s) Workout: 1 hour w/ personal trainer

3 sets:
10-15 L pull-ups
25 squats on a balance thingy (that’s the technical term)
Walking planks with a power wheel

3 sets:
25  medicine ball slams (15lb)
15 decline push-ups
100 bicycle abs

After each set, we did a .25 mile run.  Very booty kicking workout. I love that!


Now it’s time for Three Things Thursday. Today will be 3 random things about me cuz talking about yourself is the coolest.

1.  For a year, I took Capoeira, which is a Brazillian dance martial art.
(That link is to a Capoeira demo from my instructor. The video is dark, but you can still see how awesome he is. He’s the one in the black t-shirt in the picture.)

Can you spot me? Cowering in the back.

Capoeira is pretty much the most awesome looking martial art out there. And it’s HARD. If you’ve ever played the Tekken video games, the character Eddie Gordo fights with Capoeira.

I quit after a year, because I was just horrible at it. But, if you can do it well, you look like one bad-ass mother. If you can’t, like me, you look like a Richard’s Simmons workout video.

2.  I change my hair color. A lot.

Blondie bear

Hello red!

This wasn’t black, but it looks close. (I’ve done black too.)

Au naturale – strawberry blonde

There have been a ton of in-between colors too, but you get the idea.

3.   Even though my natural color is red, I have very little Irish in me. I’m mostly German. Which basically means I’m taller than everyone else and can drink you under the table.

Lastly, in the spirit of the holiday, I will bestow some St. Patrick’s Day knowledge on you (and I just learned this from Facebook so it has to be true).

A lot of people say, “St. Patty’s Day” which is incorrect. Patty is short for Patricia. It’s actually, “St. Paddy’s Day.” Paddy is short of Patrick. Now go forth and tell people how wrong they are all day when they use “Patty’s.” They’ll love it!

 What are you doing for St. Paddy’s Day?  (I’m going to a happy hour tonight. This might be the first time I’ve celebrated the day in years!)


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