Owning It

It’s HERE!!!  Another edition of “Owning It…Claiming the Crazy”!!  

This month I want to introduce you to another real-life friend, Kelly.  Kelly goes to my church and has a super fun running blog, Redhead on the Run.  Seriously…I’m not a runner, but after I read her posts I THINK about lacing up my running shoes.  Then I remember how TIRED I get when I run, so I decide to stay put.  haha!  🙂  She’s on her way to becoming a personal trainer, so even if you don’t run…she gives lots of great workout tips/ideas.  She’s also a wife and mommy to three kiddos.  I LOVE hearing her talk about her life!  She’s so funny and she’s always keepin’ it real!  You’ll love her too!  Check out her blog HERE.

1. I’m deathly afraid of cruises.  Like, I won’t step foot on a boat if it’s going to cart me out into the middle of the ocean and stick me in a room the size of my closet…with no window.  I’m kind of afraid of getting eaten by a shark so I figured, avoid the cruise…avoid the sharks.  Plus, in my ripe old age (of 33), I’ve gotten somewhat claustrophobic….and afraid of flying.  But that’s neither here nor there.  Good grief.  What is wrong with me?  Age is turning me into a major wimp.  Kelly-you’re a runner!!  I’d never use the word, “wimp” when describing you!  🙂

2.  I bite my nails.  I know, its disgusting.  I was born in 1981 for crying out loud.  I’m old enough to know this is unacceptable.  I have always wanted to be the girl with the well manicured nails.  I have short nail beds ok? Even when my nails grow out, they don’t look good.  So, I fake nail(NexGen baby) these puppies and call it a day.

3.  I cry in the shower.  This post is about owning it right?  For some reason the shower just seems to be the best place for a good cry.  I’m alone, it’s loud so no one can hear me, and it washes the ugly cry off my face so it doesn’t crust.  Just sayin.  I can’t be alone on this one.  I have 3 kids.  Finding quiet space to just let it all out is nearly impossible in my house.  So, the shower it is.

4.  I smell my laundry when I fold it.  I know I’m probably losing you with each passing confession.  Have you ever watched Everybody Loves Raymond?  You know how Robert puts his food to his chin before he takes a bite?  That’s me with laundry.  I love the smell(especially since I use Unstoppables…they smell amazing) of clean clothes.  When I fold, I’ll pick up a pair of shorts and give her a good whiff.  I feel crazy just typing this.  Girl!!!  It’s because you use the Unstoppables!  Aren’t they heavenly??

5.  I could throw down an entire box of Thin Mints.  I feel like Thin Mints don’t really have a sweet meter.  They are the perfect combination of sweet but not too sweet.  I just don’t get full on them.  Plus they are small and easy to pop.  Don’t even get my started on Tagalongs.

6.  I have a sick obsession with work out clothes.  If you don’t know this about me, I like to run.  I’m studying to become a personal trainer so I just want to make sure I have the uniform down now.  They are comfy, can be super cute and I just feel like they reflect my personality.  I’m not down with being someone I’m not.  So, I own this one.

7.  I can’t resist a french fry.  I know your confidence in me as a trainer went way up with the Thin Mint thing.  Now french fries?  Yes, just yes.  I think a salty, crunchy snack that can be dipped in ketchup is a win win.  I don’t eat them every day, or every week for that matter.  But they are delicious.  Plus, I love ketchup.  The more the better.  All that awesome artificial flavoring and high fructose corn syrup just makes me happy.  Don’t judge me.  Kelly…we need to plan a french fry date ASAP!!

8.  I crumble under pressure.  I HATE the feeling.  Hate it.  It’s ironic really.  As a runner, I love to train.  But this means I have to actually compete.  I race and yet I dread the nerves and pressure of performing well.  I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who “rose to the occasion” or  could “thrive under pressure.”  I’m just not.  It’s something I’ve had to learn to let go of and deal with.  Otherwise, think of all it would hold me back from.  I’m currently in a season of life that is pushing me far outside my comfortable and where I’m forced to do things, in a somewhat public light, that I’m terrified to fail at.  But, I know I’m doing exactly what God has told me to do.  That doesn’t always guarantee success.  Deal with the possibility of failure, learn to handle the nerves, and go for it. Otherwise, you could miss out on some pretty amazing moments.  I LOVE this one!!  Great words of wisdom!!

Don’t forget to go check out Kelly’s blog, Redhead on the Run.
She blogged about “Finding My Way in a Blogging World” HERE.
She blogged some other confessions HERE on her blog.  I LOVED this post!!
And…she blogged about “Becoming a CPT” (Certified Personal Trainer) HERE.
Seriously…check her out.  You’ll love her!

Thank you SO much, Kelly, for claiming your crazy and sharing it all with us!!
Happy Thursday!

To check out Shay’s Owning It Post, click HERE.

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  1. 10.16.14
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Woohoo! I love Kelly!! I also love how she's owning it today! Any girl that can admit to throwing down Thin Mints and fries is a girl I want to hang with ;). I love these posts!!

  2. 10.16.14
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    So fun getting to know Kelly! I don't want to go running with her, but I do want to go out for french fries. Kelly…there's this seafood place that Chris and I go to, and dipping their french fries in the tartar sauce will change your life. 🙂

  3. 10.16.14
    Emmy said:

    Fun post! Kelly—if you think fries in ketchup are amazing, you HAVE to try dipping them in ranch. Seriously. I know it sounds weird but it will change your life! (PS- I'm a shower crier too, for all the reasons you mentioned!)

  4. 10.16.14
    Kimm said:

    I love these posts

  5. 10.16.14
    hillary said:

    I love this series! This was so cute.

  6. 10.16.14
    Jersey Love said:

    I Love this post series!
    I too am a laundry sniffer – particularly my husbands tshirts.
    And I second the dipping fries in ranch dressing. Totally life changing! My gosh if I ever wrote an "owning it" People would think I'm crazy 😉

  7. 10.16.14
    Anonymous said:

    Love this post…..the shower is the best place to have a good cry!

  8. 10.16.14
    Karen Ward said:

    A trainer? And you can throw back a whole box of Thin Mints? And admit it on a public forum? YOU. ARE. MY. HERO.

    Such a fun post!

  9. 10.16.14
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Oh my goodness….another blog I'm going to fall in love with!! Too many things in common with this fun girl…french fries, ketchup, smelling laundry! Love this Owning It series!!

  10. 10.16.14
    Shawnee said:

    I smell the laundry too!! I love that you are a runner and getting certified as a trainer and still don't deprive yourself of French fries and thin mints!! 🙂

    • 10.17.14
      Unknown said:

      Shawnee….I definitely splurge. You only live once. And who knew so many of us smelled our laundry!! Love. It. 🙂

  11. 10.16.14
    Dani {Adventures of a Pharm Girl} said:

    I love this! I recently started back running and training for races and Kelly has some Ah-mazing tips! Running is really addicting…so are thin mints…and french fries haha. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • 10.17.14
      Unknown said:

      Aw thanks Dani!! Yes, all addicting…and all just awesome:) thanks for reading!!

  12. 10.16.14
    audra wray said:

    These posts are so fun!

  13. 10.18.14
    Lauri said:

    i am the same way on all but #6, lol

  14. 10.18.14
    Unknown said:

    Love this series! So fun to meet Kelly!! I am a shower crier too! Perfect place to just wash away a good cry. Seriously, I'm googling what you put in your laundry now! 🙂

  15. 10.19.14
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    Loved this post! Thank you for introducing us to Kelly! Thanks so much Kelly for admitting about the thin mints! I can do the same…only you're much better off then me…running them off!!! 🙂