Thursday, May 3, 2012

Three Things Thursday

*If you missed my vlog from yesterday or just am not into the whole vlogging scene (totally fine, to each their own) then I will show you what fun you missed.
Yep, I ripped off my going to fall off anyway toenail.    Today it looks a little redder.  From the untrained eye it appears that I have that toenail painted red.  Other wise I don't notice it at all.  It made me realize that I always lose this toenail when I run a marathon or longer.  I have no problem growing it back.  Which means it'll be back just in time for me to run Howl at the Moon 8 hour ultra and lose it all over again.  Oh, the life of a runner.

*Do you see this Tough Chik?

Yep, I was a toughie, even as a kid.  I got to thinking about this picture yesterday because I was mad at the computer and made the comment that I was going to beat someone up.  I later recanted that statement, but it's not like I could claim that I would never beat up someone.  Oh, the stories I could tell that involve broken noses, trips to the er for stitches and in school suspension on more than one occasion.  What can I say?  I was just a kid/teen.  It's not necessarily reflective of who I am now, but my history none the less.

I'm not promoting violence among children, think that my reasons for fighting were ok or that to be tough one must by physical.  I just knew that at a young age I was tough.  You don't mess with me, I WILL take you down!  When I came across Tough Chik I knew this was just the place for me.  They have a wonderful team that you can join.  Now, if you are thinking.....I'm so not tough like Carmen....then don't worry Tough Chik is a state of mind, not a physical performance level.  YOU get to set your own definition and limits of what tough is.  Let's face it....if you are a are TOUGH!  Take a look at the team and JOIN THE TEAM!  Registration is only open until May 13!  Don't miss out!

 *Have you signed up for my 100th post giveaway?  Huh?  Huh?  Huh?  WHY NOT?!?!?!  Ok, ok...I know it's a pretty specific giveaway so a lot of people need not apply.  I'm still very excited about giving away a free entry into the Galesburg Half Marathon Express.  I am also very excited about how this promotion has helped lead other people to my blog to enjoy this insanity craziness little thing I call life.  It has also helped bring awarness to what I'm sure is going to be a fabalous race here in the 'burg.  My giveaway ends TODAY!  Don't miss out and enter now!  Winner will be posted tomorrow morning.


  1. Ouch! It just looks sore. The Tough Chik, however, is a cutie. Keep rockin' it.

  2. I missed this one somehow...not looking forward to the running associated injuries. Ouch!