29 April 2011

Fist Pump Friday: Locksley - The Whip

I heard this on my way into the office Tuesday and knew it was this week's song. It was only Tuesday and I was already ready for the weekend. Woo. Have a great Friday and even better weekend! 

28 April 2011

Woman of the Week: Avis and Effie Hotchkiss


Effie Hotchkiss and her mother Avis, were two women on a mission. A mission to see the country on a motorcycle. Though it was 1915 the same year congress rejected a bill to allow women the right to vote. 

They traveled across rough terrain encountering cowboys and indians as they traveled farther West. Effie, also, played in both oceans, something even today, most do not have the luxury of doing. 

A mission to cross the country and see the SF World Fair, Effie ran over a man with her motorcycle as he crossed infront of her. Obviously this is what made him fall madly in love with her (ok that's just an assumption) and they were married soon after. 

Effie and her mother didn't let social norms stop them from doing what they wanted. They took life by the horns and they make me want to make sure I am doing everything I can to not just let life pass me by. 

27 April 2011

Mmm Salty.

Applebee's Weight Watchers Chipotle Lime Chicken
Trying to get back on track to posting healthy options for Wednesdays and I came across an article posted by Men's Health. It showcases the top saltiest foods for specific categories. One of the foods I came across surprised me, Applebee's Weight Watchers Chipotle Lime Chicken, it has the same amount of salt as 2 ENTIRE Family size bags of Ruffles potato chips. That makes me thirsty just thinking about it.

To check out all 30 salt loaded food, go here.

26 April 2011

This Week in Sports

I apologize for being MIA - I got engaged (!), so between work and wedding planning I've had a hard time doing anything else. In other news, my yoga challenge is almost over. I had to extend it because of some family stuff that caused me to miss one too many classes, so it's now like a 110 day challenge. I know, I'm out of my mind.

And now, on to sports updates. Some new, some old in case I'm your only sports update.

Things I liked:

Things I didn't like:

Things that surprised me:

21 April 2011

Woman of the Week: Dr. James Miranda Barry

1789 - 1865

So this week's woman is a little controversial. Dr. James Miranda Barry was born, Margaret Ann Bulkley. With her mother and other elevated societal member's blessing she altered her appearance to that of a man so she could attend medical school. At that time, only men were allowed to become surgeons. 

When she finished her schooling, instead of moving to Venezuela (the general that was supporting her was jailed) she decided to stay and keep the male disguise. She spent 13 years in Cape Colony (South Africa) as the personal assistant to the governor. He was a close family friend, who later would be accused of having a homosexual relationship with the doctor (because everyone thought the doctor was a man).

More so than just becoming the first female medical graduate, she performed the first successful c.section where mother and baby survived. She introduced a smallpox vaccine 20 years before England had it. In two years during the Crimean war, she lost only 17 of 460 wounded soldiers when other posts were losing 20 a day. 

She had a knack for breaking rules and challenging authority, hindering the gain of recognition and acclaim. Florence Nightingale even rallied for the doctor's re-assignment.  

This week is dedicated to a woman who did what it took to have the career she wanted in a society that wouldn't give it to her.

*Just found out there will be a movie released about this remarkable woman called "Heaven & Earth" in 2012.

18 April 2011

Weekend Recap: 7th Annual Pat's Run

So this weekend was amazing and inspiring. The entire race you would see military personnel with their families and their fully loaded packs or carrying a flag. It was definitely more emotion that I thought I would experience. Below are some pics from the race. We can't wait until next year.

In our corrals.
Running up a hill.
Coming down Rural.
Entering Sun Devil Stadium.
Coming out the tunnel.
Mile 4.
Some of the runners. 
The finish line.
ASU Sun Devil Stadium.

08 April 2011

Fist Pump Friday: H*Wood - I Like a Punk Rock Chick

I downloaded this music video off of iTunes when it was free and have been in love with it ever since. I don't know what it is, but it always gets me in the mood for the weekend! 

05 April 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:

Things I didn't like:
  • Tiger Woods is an arrogant prick, which is shown here through him not even speaking. Awesome. I still really like Phil Mickelson. Go to about the 2:30 mark. 2:50 to about 3:10 really makes me want to meet Tiger somehow and blow him off like he's never been blown off by a woman before. God that would be fun.

Things that surprised me:
  • Golfers have a sense of humor. Here's an April Fools' trick that was played last week by Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell.
  • Is sports not on a :30 delay? You could obviously hear a player in last night's championship game after being pushed say, "Man, what the fuck?!?"

Yoga challenge update. I have 16 days to go (of my 90 day challenge) and last night I did a head stand for the first time! Yay! I seem to have all my big "firsts" in this one teacher's class. She's so good.

04 April 2011

52 Week Challenge: Feels like Home

Congrats to Mallory Delatte for being this week's fan of the week! 

There is this guy who I see everyday on my way to work. Either he is in the Air Force or he just likes to wear the uniform everyday. Anyway, because I see him everyday, I have started to become comfortable with him being part of my scenic adventure everyday.

Your challenge this week is to take a picture of someone or something you see on your way to school or work everyday. Something or someone that if they weren't there, it would make you wonder why. 

01 April 2011

Fist Pump Friday: New Boyz - Backseat

You probably saw us feature this on our facebook page, but it was too good not to share in both places. The song features Dev who is great a usual. Get your weekend started right with this new release by the New Boyz.