My Best Friend's Wedding

Friday, June 21, 2013

You see this happy girl?

That's my cousin, Jillian.  My side kick.  My little sister from another mister.  My old roommate.  My partner in crime.  My best friend.  

This is us circa 1984.  That's me with the sweet hoodie and stylish bangs; Jill's the one in the killer footed pajamas trying to escape. 

She never did.  It was around this time I made the decision to take Jill under my wing; she had no say in the matter.    I am pretty certain that this one decision has led her into more trouble than good fortune in the last thirty years, but I'll be damned if we haven't had a good time in the process.  

Little did we know then that...

I would torment her with names like "cousin it", "mute" and "tattle tale" just because I could;

I would magnanimously open her Christmas and birthday presents for her because it looked like she needed a little help; 
We would have countless sleep overs together, inevitably cut short by a call to my aunt and uncle to pick her up in the middle of the night (the forever homebody);  
We would grow up in the same 'hood, riding bikes and rollerblading until long after the sun went down;

And when we finally got our licenses, we would ditch the bikes and cruise around town in the Granny, blasting the "Been Around the World" remix and smoking our contraband cigarettes (kids don't do it, we didn't know how stupid we were); 
We would attend the same college, making it our sole mission to keep the local watering holes, Salty Nut and Pav's, in business;
We would join the same sorority, and I would come very close to being ejected from said sorority for ensuring no one messed with my beloved cousin;

We would become roommates during my law school years and spend countless hours on our front porch drinking wine, blaring music, sharing stories, and laughing 'til our stomachs hurt into the wee hours of the morning; 
We would both move back to our hometown and into houses less than five minutes from each other, where girls night, though not as frequent, would still be the highlight of our days;

And, on the day she called me to tell me she was getting married, I would cry huge crocodile tears just thinking of how happy her future husband makes her and how beautiful she will be on her wedding day (still crying).
I love you Jeeg, and I am over the moon happy for you and Joey. 

Today's Workout: 

1.  Warm up

2.  Sled Drags:  2 trips, 90 lbs on sled, 50 yards per trip

3.  Core Circuit:  1 set
      - Plank x 60 seconds
      - Leg raises with hip lift x 20
      - Modified reverse hyper extension x 20
      - Clean/press/windmill combo 25 lbs x 10 per side

Leg Raise with Hip Lift
Modified Reverse Hyper extension

Clean/Press/Windmill Combo
4.  Dead lifts
     - Warm up:  Bar x 5
     - Warm up:  65 lbs x 5
     - Warm up:  95 lbs x 5
     - 1st set:  125 lbs x 5
     - 2nd set:  135 lbs x 5
     - 3rd set:  145 lbs x 5

Dead lifts
5.  Overhead Press: 
     - 1st set:  45 lbs x 5
     - 2nd set:  50 lbs x 5
     - 3rd set:  55 lbs x 5

Overhead Press
6.  Circuit:  3 sets, no rest between sets
     - Glute ham raise x 10
     - Band assisted pull ups x 10

Glute Ham Raises


  1. Aww sounds like you have such a great relationship with your bestie :) I've got my best friends 30th birthday tonight and I can't wait!

  2. Awww this made me wish I had a bestie too :) My hubby is my bestie now and slowly having to fight for that spot with my 8 month old who is undoubtedly always attached to my hip and boob for that matter lol Great work out


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