Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Poster Board Encouragement Gone Housewife

First, DID YOU SEE THIS NEW, BADASS, SHABBY CHIC BLOG DESIGN? Bet you didn't know badass and shabby chic could go hand in hand so perfectly. But, that's how we roll around here. And, that's what my new and dear friend, Megan from Yammering Yankee, did for us. 

If you're looking for some new digs on your spot, get at her. I wrote a 3,000 word essay about what I wanted and didn't want -surely some that clashed- and you know what she did? THIS. I'm thrilled, obviously, and you would be too, wouldn't you?!? 

I know, enough already. But after staying up all night staring at the new look I just have to brag a bit. 
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And, now we move onto the post for today.

Which happens to (randomly) have been inspired by Megan's Instagram. Most of her posts are amazing looking beers and culinary delights -like divine-looking chili dogs and some cheesy-delicious pizza-, but she randomly posted a picture of her elliptical workout results. And, I made a snarky comment. 

Which then made me think of the oh-so-snarky poster boards of encouragement along race routes. Of course, I had to relive the marathon my mom and I ran in June of 2012. A marathon that was 26.2 miles of madness. But, a post about running is dry and UGH at best. So, I asked a few friends to help me make my point. And, in my humble opinion, they did a damn good job. 
Excuse all of our glamour. It was 4:45am in the parking lot of Seaworld and we were balancing enough food and water in our systems to not starve to death and not puke our guts out come run-time.

As we ran, spectators stand along the route and cheer, cheer, cheer. They also hand out jolly ranchers, orange slices, and ice pops. Oh, the sugary, cold goodness. Some have misters they'll gladly spray you with and others wear costumes to get you laughing. But, the funniest part, by far, are the ridiculous signs people hold to cheer you on.

When you're not trying to run four more miles after running 22.2 miles, these little sayings are hysterical. Some dear friends stopped by to help illustrate the wonder of marathon inspirational messages, please be kind to the girls.

SIGN SAYS: 
Are your legs burning? That's fat screaming as it dies!
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 

SIGN SAYS: 
Your feet hurt because you are kicking so much ass-phalt. 
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 

SIGN SAYS: 
Chuck Norris never ran a marathon
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 

SIGN SAYS: 
If it were easy, I would do it. 
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS:

SIGN SAYS: 
MOVE IT! My mascara runs faster than you.
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 

SIGN SAYS: 
That's not sweat, it's your fat cells crying.
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 

SIGN SAYS: 
This marathon would be fun, if it weren't for the running. 
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 

SIGN SAYS: 
It's long, it's hard, so do it faster. 
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 

SIGN SAYS: 
Why are you all running without being chased?!?
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS:

SIGN SAYS: 
The end is near. And so is the beer. 
REAL HOUSEWIFE SAYS: 
Don't you want to run a race now? We've got one coming up in October and I'll be looking to add to this collection. 

Also, did you know the Real Housewives talked about athletics so often? Me neither.

Here's a finished picture for you. Never did we think we could smile so big after such a distance on foot. We'd do it again. Not soon, but again. 
And, I've got to roll folks. I've got a run to fit in before getting all prettied up. Oh no, not for work, for the HAPPY HOUR HANGOUT I've got with Ashten over at Always Ashten and our glorious sponsors for this month. Be jealous, then buy yourself a little spot on next month's roster here. Or here

Cheers Hump Day! 

11 comments:

  1. Hahahahahah I am dying over here this is too funny! It almost makes me want to run but not really because I think my lungs would explode. Good for you girl you are a rockstar! Thanks for all the love you threw my way today and I am so happy you like your design :)

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  2. bahaha those damn housewives! Shopping, drama, and running.. they do it all!

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  3. Kathy@Vodka and SodaOctober 2, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    hahahah those gifs are epic. i love using them in blog posts.


    and congrats!! is that tape around the knees??

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  4. DYING:


    OVER THIS POST


    OVER THE AMAZING BLOG DESIGN MEGAN DID.



    You are stylin and profilin now, Boo Thang!

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  5. Those Gifs. I can't even! I love it! Great job on the race btw!

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  6. Thank you for appreciating them! I was so nervous to start using GIFs and pushing a bit of the funny side once a week or so... The response says we're all having fun still, so I'll keep it up! :)

    It is tape. But for ice bags that I had to keep the swelling down in my old lady knees... We walked like a mile to our car so the ice fell off long before this picture got snapped!

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  7. STYLING. PROFILING. NO DENYING.


    And all I did was ask Megan to mend this mess! :)

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  8. Thanks love! GIFs are my new love in humorous life. :)

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  9. Shop. Drama. Run. The life of a housewife. Where can I sign up?

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  10. Girl, you deserve every ounce of it and more. You did a phenomenal job. And, it was so fast and easy (at least for me!). Thank youuuuuu boo and see you TONIGHT!!

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  11. Next long run, I will be seeing Housewives. Thank you in advance for making me look like a special person running down the street laughing to myself.

    Which race are you on to next? I'm hoping to do another full next fall but I was off in wedding la-la-land and never really trained for this fall.

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