New Weekend Haunts

Monday, June 24, 2013

A few things:

1.  We paid a visit to the gun range this weekend for a little target practice and so I could shoot my .380 for the first time.  Yes, I've had it for a few months, but bullets aren't exactly easy to come by these days (which wreaks havoc on my inner conspiracy theorist).  I learned the following:  (a) I haven't lost my touch with the 9mm, (b) my tiny, pocket size .380 kicks like a mule, (c) as a result of (b), I have only about a 60% chance of possibly maiming an intruder or attacker with the .380 (i.e. I need a bit of practice), and (d) gun ranges draw some very colorful and entertaining individuals.  It may just be my new weekend hang out; I think I'd fit right in.  

2.  It's truly embarrassing for me to run into people I know at the grocery store.  I ran into my friend Jenny and her family at the store this past weekend.  They had a normal grocery haul for a family of three in their cart.  Meanwhile, my cart is crammed to the brim with enough food to feed a football team plus six kinds of cheese, several bottles of wine, gourmet dog treats, and three bars of dark chocolate (you know, the essentials).  

3.  I had my car washed on Sunday for the first time in eons.  My rims were so black from brake grease that they almost matched the paint job.  Without fail, I walk out of work this afternoon  to find that the sprinklers had left a lovely coat of white spots all over my clean car.  #whydoibother

4. I'm kind of obsessed with the new Instagram video.  It's crazy to actually hear for the first time the voices of bloggers and Instagrammers I have been following for years.  Even better, it's one more method through which we can share bits of our lives with friends and family.   I'm a fan.  Start videoing people!

Today's workout:

1.  Warm up

2.  Ab Circuit:  1 set
      - Ab wheel x 12
      - Leg raises with hip lift x 12
      - Modified reverse hyperextension x 12
      - Turkish get up, 15 lbs x 2, 25 lbs x 2

Ab Wheel (and a challenging snarl from King)
Face Off (killing him with kindness)

Leg Raise with Hip Lift
Reverse Modified Hyper

Turkish Get-Up (and King continuing is tirade)
3.  Squats:
      - Warm up:  Bar x 5
      - Warm up:  65 lbs x 5
      - Warm up:  85 lbs x 5
      - Warm up:  100 lbs x 3
      - 1st set:  110 lbs x 3
      - 2nd set:  120 lbs x 3
      - 3rd set:  15 lbs x 3


4.  Circuit:  3 sets, alternating between exercises, less than a minute rest between sets
       - Split squats 15 lbs x 10 per leg
       - Back raise 15 lbs x 15

Split Squats


  1. lol your posts always make me laugh especially at that grocery cart my hubby likes runs to the grocery store atleast 4 times per week I'm more of a get everything at once type of shopper although I will always forget something in the bottom drawer of the fridge until I smell something weird smh

    King is awesome :)
    I'm loving the new video feature on Instagram too

    1. Dominique, I have to plan and go to the grocery store once a week. Otherwise, I would never cook anything (I'd rather take a beating than go to the store on my way home from work). So inevitably, I get a lot of funny looks on Sundays in the grocery line.

      As for King, I have no other excuse than that he is our child. Spoiled rotten.

  2. Yes, the ammo shortage is VERY troubling. We're looking to buy a Glock 9mm, but...THERE ARE NO BULLETS TO BE FOUND! WTF!

    1. V - the gun stores around here have not had them in stock since well before Christmas. The 9mm bullets we have came from my Grandpa (he has had them for 30 plus years). Craziness.

  3. Don't worry, when the zombie apocalypse comes there will be plenty of ammo for all survivors. Which will not include me - no gun. Maybe zombies respond to threatening letters?

  4. Jenny ShealyJune 25, 2013

    This is Jenny- I have no idea how to identify myself in these posts. Yes, your grocery cart was amazing... and what was even funnier is that you tried to stuff all of your groceries into a small cart, instead of getting one of the big ones. By the way, I have been working on that reverse modified hyper thing at the gym- it's QUITE difficult. Oh, and I feel famous with the shout out from your blog. Love this stuff. Keep writing!

    1. I love that you commented; I feel special. And admit it, y'all made fun of my grocery cart when you got in the car.


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