Ahhhh! Friday again. Love it! So before we get into anything else I want to clear up some of the chatter that was going on yesterday after the Wall Street Journal article. If you missed it, click HERE. First, I want to say that I’ve had nothing but great feedback and support from readers, friends and family. A huge THANK YOU! You all are superstars to me! It was an honor to be included in such a wonderful article that highlights some very awesome fit Mamas that are “happy crazy!” hahaha!
As I looked at the article online early Thursday morning, I saw the stream of negative comments starting already. My first instinct was to chime in and set the record straight. Instead I called Ron at work to let him know that he was the “bread winner” and that we now have a mysterious “housekeeper” that is under our employment since we have discretionary income. For some reason he couldn’t stop laughing. 😉 He tried to look at the comments but for some reason the WSJ site wasn’t cooperating for him (as a lot of people have said). Laura and I were tweeting back and forth. She was wondering where her “housekeeper” was too. We both decided not to fuel the fire of negativity. As my friend Pavement Runner said, I am the HAPPY fit mama after all. Don’t let them bring me down.
Since this is my blog I want to set the record straight.
- We do NOT have discretionary income. If you know me IRL you must have been laughing your ass off when you read that. Ron and I were really laughing at that one.
- In addition to being a part time stay at home Mom (which is the biggest job in the universe) I work part time outside of the home. I have a BS in Exercise Science and am a Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist from the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). So I now a little something about how exercise is a great stress reliever. I’ve seen it in person and in studies. #PROOF
- We don’t have a housekeeper or a nanny. If we had a housekeeper, they would need to be fired ASAP because they don’t do a very good job.
I don’t know much about the woman, Drea, who was the main subject of the article. I did see a comment from someone who knows her and set the record straight. She’s not one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She doesn’t have a nanny or a housekeeper. She’s an educated woman who is an athlete that enjoys being fit and helping others. In my opinion, I think she sounds like one kick ass Mama that I’d like to be friends with. 🙂 Check out her blog HERE.
A big thanks to the commenters for the laughs! 😉
Alright, on to other things…
Yayyy! One side note to all the shoe designers out there – PLEASE start making the flashy colorful shoes for those who need support too! Why do we get stuck with boring colors? I want some flash!
I was almost swayed back to the Brooks Adrenaline. They both felt good but I went with my favs. I tested them out on a short 3 miler yesterday morning. My knee is feeling better. Not 100% – I still get a weird sensation in it after a couple of miles. It feels like it needs to “pop.” I’m taking it easy this week in hopes that I’ll be back on the training plan next week. I am “supposed” to do 20 miles this weekend but I don’t think that’s going to happen. So right now my plan is to run and just go by how I feel. I may do 3, 8, 12 or even 20. I’m going in with an open mind. No pressure. What really stinks besides the knee thing is that I don’t have anyone to run with. All of my usual buddies are out of town. Any locals interested? 😉
I’m linking up with Jill for another Fitness Friday. Go read some great posts for fitness inspiration this weekend.
See you back here on Monday.