Monday, May 30, 2011

Main Squeeze Mondays

Since I lack originality, and I didn't post for like years of your life ( I know you missed me...) and I am nothing if not inconsistent, so I thought that I would start highlighting my favorite items/things to use in life on Mondays. I will call it Main Squeeze Mondays, because a main squeeze is something that you love, kind of like my favorite things, but I wanted to at least make the title original and creative and suck you in. Has it worked thus far? So consider this a free product review and/or shout out and just a moment to celebrate the things and people that I love.

Today I am going to talk about my love of the iPhone and all things apps. Preferably the Nike apps. Because as much as I love my iPhone, I really love Nike. I love Nike tempo the most. Now while I may not be the fastest or most dedicated runner, I love to run in some Nike tempo shorts - I've started a very nice collection - who can beat the built in underwear and sweat wicking fabric they're made of! But I digress... Back to my apps!

So I read other blogs, mostly for inspiration, because like I said I'm not the fastest nor the most dedicated of runners, so I read other running blogs to make me want to get up and keep going. If you ever have some time you can head on over to http://twentysixandthensome.com/ and read about Page. She is a super fast runner, who ran Boston this year. We could never be running buddies because she would run laps around me... let's just say she can run 20 miles in about the time it takes me to finish a half... Anywho she did a two cent review about the Nike training club app. And what was I to do but download it!? It is probably one of the best apps out there in app world and it is FREE!! It is like your very own personal trainer, in your very own ears, and you get to listen to your very own music and it is FREE!! When you first open it, you come to this page -


You can choose between multiple full body workouts, and then the get focused option offers 15 min area specific work out.  They even have little video clips to show you the right form!


If you're poor like me and cannot afford a personal trainer, this is the absolute next best thing! I do it at home in my living room or you can do it at your gym. I haven't exactly ventured to the longer workouts because I usually combine this with a run and I stick with the get focused 15 min workouts, and can I just tell you that 15 mins of focusing on my legs - two days later I am still sore!! I'm trying to teach the cat to knead my bootay with his paws for a free massage (he's got to earn his keep somehow) - but it's not going so well. Anywho, I love this app!! Thank you Page for the awesome recommendation!!  Now to all my friends out there (mom) download this app!!

And just for kicks - here is Wyatt at 9 months -


Look at that sweet face. I love my nephew! He likes to sleep in a jogging stroller instead of run... one day he'll learn.



Saturday, May 28, 2011

RC Cola and Moon Pie 10 mile run



That's right folks, I took the plunge. Is it the heat? The promise of free RC colas and moon pies? Maybe the deafening mating call of the cicadas? Lack of sleep, perhaps? No. None of those. I learned my lesson in New York, we left when there were so many things that I still wanted to do and see, so I am going to run 10 miles in the middle of June. In middle Tennessee. Where the average temperature at this time is 86 degrees and the record high is 98 degrees, because I don't want to have any regrets. We're still not sure if we want to call Nashville "home" and settle down here for forever, so I will do everything on my "to do" list while we're here. I don't want to leave and think, "man I should have ran the RC cola and moon pie 10 mile run in Bell Buckle, TN," and live hundreds of miles away. Besides, I already missed out on the country music half marathon, I don't want to miss anymore of these fun runs Tennessee has to offer! I now have 3 weeks, yes 21 days, to train to run 10 miles! Lawd have mercy, I must be crazy!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Well, Hello World, How you been?

Good to see you my friend... Lady A anyone?? Seemed appropriate considering the fact that I am now writing to you from the big city of Nashville, TN. Yes that's right, since we last spoke, we've made quite a few changes - like moving from New York, to south of the Mason Dixon. It's good to be home y'all. Well, not quite home, but close.

How about I just highlight a few of the major points you've missed since, LAST September...

  • I completed the Susan G Komen 5K in central park with my good friends Lucy and Jen

  • I completed the Westchester Medical Center Half marathon in 2 hours and 29 min... not going to be breaking any world records any time soon

  • Visited the fam jam in Savannah, GA for my cousins wedding
  • Went to see the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall
  • Was a spectator at the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in the streets of Manhattan
  • Decided to accept a job at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital NICU in Nashville, TN

  • Saw the Rockettes at the Grand Ole Opry with the fam jam while finding a place live
  • Packed all our belongings, said good bye to dear, dear friends and made the big move south
  • Almost died while traveling home to Florida after a "snow storm" - ever heard of salt Tennessee/Alabama!?!
  • Got a new car
  • Found out that not just one friend, but TWO are having twins!! TWO!
  • Ran in the Seaside School Half marathon - 2 hours 43 min - yes my time got worse - there's no where to go but up from here my friends
  • Got a dog - much to Doogie's chagrin... Meet Harley one the right. 
  • Celebrated yet another birthday at work
  • Found a cupcake joint in Nashville worthy of Magnolia

And there you have it peeps, the major points that have gone on in the interestingly boring lives of the Tucker's in the past 8ish months. 
At this point, 5 and 1/2 months in at our new home, we are still trying to figure out our lives, wondering what will come next. What does God have planned for us?