Showing posts from April, 2013

Helen's Special Day

Today is Helen's 60th Birthday!!  Might I say, she looks damn good! Tara and I are SO blessed to have a mom like Helen!  Now, you know how much I love to tell Helen stories, so I have to blog today. Mom and I used to work together at USDA RD before she retired a couple of  years ago.  We frequently made trips to Wal-Mart together on our lunch breaks so Helen could stock up on 50 cases of Diet Dr. Pepper, commonly known as her weekly supply.  She absolutely cannot function without it.  "My Strange Addiction," here we come! This particular day was cold and snowy, and everyone was bundled up when they came in the store.  That is everyone, but one.  The man in line in front of us was in a wheel chair, and he was simply minding his own business as the cashier scanned his items.  Helen noticed that he was wearing shorts, and if you know Helen, she has to say something if someone is not dressed properly for the weather.  So, she piped up and said, "Well don't you thin

My First 5K!

I'm not much of a runner. In fact, I loathe running.  I swear I have ADD or ADHD or LMAO or one of those letter things.  I get SO bored with running after about 60 seconds.  I, however, signed up for the Dirty Girl Mud Run 5K that was at Coonskin Park in Charleston, WV this past Saturday.  I figured, if I was going to do a 5K, the money was going to go to breast cancer, and there better be pink, tutus, and tiaras involved.  Due to various circumstances my original team self-destructed, so one of the trainers at Snap Fitness in Winfield (where I teach Zumba) invited me to be on her team!  We were team "Tatas & Tiaras." :) As race day grew closer, I wanted to get out of it more and more.  Unfortunately, my money had been paid and there was no turning back, which turned out to be a good thing because I'm super happy I went through with it.  Anywho, as you can see, the name of the game is "get muddy."  SO not me.  Our team was spread out throughout the cour