Is anyone else overly excited about this long weekend? I know we just had a holiday break but it seems like a distant memory. If you’re feeling unprepared for the extra day off, I have you covered with a workout, something to watch and a share for the win!
A WEEKEND WORKOUT
You can make this as long or as short as you want, depending on how much time you have to spare. I love the run portion of this because it’s long enough to experience the euphoria of going fast but, short enough so it doesn’t wear you out over the 15 minutes of inetervals.
WHAT TO WATCH
So, I died with laugther because the struggle is real. This family is the best ever…
…and then, this one has me tearing up almost as much as Obama’s profession of his love for both his wife, daughter and his VP. Almost…
Mostly this weekend I will be watching out for my kids on the slopes as we head to Vermont to celebrate MLK…which is weird since I’m pretty positive Dr. King did not ski. Regardless, I will make sure to have another enlightening conversation with the boys about the incredible man he was and what he did for this country. The kids are justifiably fascinated by Dr. King mostly because they cannot fathom segregation. I know “the dream” has not been fully realized but I think Dr. King would be proud of how far we have come.
This has absolutely nothing to do with MLK, the long weekend or fitness. It’s just funny and it’s Friday so you probably need it.
I am married to a man baby.
It defies logic that he can be so forgetful and fragile yet such a successful businessman and entrepreneur.
Earlier this week he was readying himself for a business trip. As per usual, before I kissed him good-bye I went though the reminders:
Make sure you have all your essentials – – wallet, phone, chargers, laptop and keys. Yes, I do this every time because he has been known to leave any and all of these items behind, on trains, in his car and every other place except on his person. If you are married to a man baby, you know exactly what I’m talking about. #IHaveTriplets
Fast forward to 11:50am when I get a phone call:
Him: Do you know where my license is?
Me: Are you still here?
Him: I’m at the airport and I can’t find my licesne.
Lawd have mercy!
I sped home, grabbed his passport, sped out to the airport in record time (unless your a CT State Trooper reading this in which case I obeyed the speed limit) and practically threw his passport at him by 12:30. His flight left at 12:48.
And because, everything always works out for my husband (which is why he never learns) he texted me the following for the win:
We have yet to find his license.
Here’s hoping everything works out for you this weekend! See you back here on Tuesday…possibly Wednesday.
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Oh geez at least he made it I guess. I’m oddly looking forward to this weekend (not like I have very many plans but I am excited). Have fun skiing!
Of course you are! Have a great weekend and I hope it involves a lot of downtime 🙂
Some people (your hubs) just know how to live right. I had to laugh because I had the opposite experience–I walked out of the garage at work. The hospital shuttle bus was there–winning, right?–but no, as soon as I reached the door he f**king drove away! So I had to walk in the 40 mph winds…
I know, right? Not a care in the world and everything works out. I have the experiences you have, every damn time!!
OMG!!! Your husband…dying with laughter. Ron always asks if I have my license before I travel. I forgot my license once and had the most understanding TSA person let me through with just my checkbook as my identity. Needless to say it was quite a stressful time!
I remember that story with your license!! The folks at the airport did go ahead and put his luggage on board. It helps when you have a small town airport 🙂
Hope you have a stress-free weekend!
Of course he made it. If it was me. THERE IS NO WAY. I’m not sure which of us is more forgetful. Probably me, or Alex just doesn’t mention it as much. We tend to go in waves of it: like the other week, when we both forgot things alternatively all week long. Luckily we didn’t forget our keys on the same day.
Have fun skiing! No long weekend for me. Just long… days and whatever. I don’t know. I just want the eggs out of me.
LOL – “I just want the eggs out of me!” That is a mic drop right there…
Allie!! Thanks for the laughs this morning, Friday the 13th!! Yikes-I have a classroom full of 4th graders today! I am so looking forward to the long weekend! I need to share this post with my teacher friends because the Holderness family video was too funny! We are always telling our students to put on their coats! Tomorrow I am going on a double digit run with my local running group! Have a great weekend!
Thanks so much Kara and YES parents and teachers can all relate to that video and…just so you know, parents always think you teachers are judging us for what are kids are or are not wearing!
Have a great weekend and enjoy your long run…
Lol, love the man baby blurb! Dammit, why cant things just fall into place for us and work out if we just “wing it” more?
I know!!! I swear I would be more laid back if things always worked out for me.
Haha the story about your husband is so funny! Both of us misplace things. I’ve been known to go out to bars without my ID, but then the other day he lost a pocket knife. And neither of us are 30 yet. Have fun skiing!
Age definitely does not help so good luck 🙂 Have a great weekend Laura!
Aaaaand…. now I’m crying at that Adidas commercial. I’ll be thinking about that all day. Have a fabulous weekend, lady cake!
Right? Even my kids loved it! They made me play it four times over.
Have a great weekend yourself lady cake xoxoxo
AJ is incredibly forgetful and I do the same routine with him before every trip (not that he travels without me very often). On his most recent business trip to Brazil, he booked his connecting flight landing in one airport in Sao Paulo and leaving from a different one with only a one hour layover in between during Sao Paulo’s rush hour and I had to call the airline to try and rebook in case he missed it. It turns out he just didn’t notice that the airport codes were different and assumed Sao Paulo only has one airport. Man children, I tell you.
You know my pain!!! I definitely enable my husband by taking care of all the travel details, packing, etc. I created this monster!! 🙂
haha… yes… I have a man baby, too…. And somehow things always end up working out for him, too. We are headed to big bear to ski/snowboard this afternoon… if we ever get there. There has been so much rain in LA / snow in big bear.. they are having trouble clearing the snow off the roads!
Oh man, that is a tough travel route when the weather is bad. The first time I drove to Big Bear from L.A. I had to stop and buy chains for my tires!! Good luck and have so much fun!
I am your husband. Well, not exactly. That would be weird (and cool–I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have a penis, but just for a day; I couldn’t handle it for longer than that). But I’m the forgetful type that never learns because everything works out at the last second. It actually gives me a sense of accomplishment. One day I will learn the hard way though, no doubt.
LOL- it totally gives him a sense of accomplishment too!! And, I seriously doubt you will ever learn because things always seem to work out for you guys. I’m so jealous!!
Ooh, awesome workout!
You are amazing – I can’t believe he still made his flight!! My husband is a little more on top of things than I am… always has to be early, double checks our luggage, and worries something could go wrong. I’m more likely to wing it and assume things will work out!
You will love the speed intervals Laura!!
That is funny about the opposites we are. I guess that’s why we have the partners we do!
Have a great weekend…
Ha! The story with your husband made me laugh. 🙂 Hope you all have a fabulous weekend in the mountains.
I wish I had kids just so I could dress them up 🙂 So maybe I wish I was an aunt. I think kids also just don’t think about the cold as much. They don’t let it bother them. From my observations, people who think they will be cold, are cold. Mind over matter! Kids are tough!
OMG that is SO true about mind over matter. Somehow, when I was snowboarding all weekend, I wasn’t cold at all 🙂
This. IS. My. Husband!!!
I am dying laughing!!
I swear – he goes to the grocery store – comes back in like 10 minutes. I’m like – whoa, honey that was so fast!
He shakes his head and goes to grab HIS WALLET. BECAUSE HE FORGOT IT – AGAIN!!!!
Meanwhile, I am waiting for the last ingredient for my recipe…
I am trying to imagine Dr. MLK skiing!! 🙂
Love all of this – have a great weekend! xo
Yes! That is my LIFE!! He forgets his wallet when he goes to get pizza and then is calling me from the restaurant so I can read the credit card number to the cashier. Insanity!!
Thanks Nat and, it’s good to know I have some company on this one 🙂
oye vey our husbands are cut from the same cloth, im sure they forgot which one LOL. i think every morning begins with a game of where did he put his ‘so-and-so’ which varies between the keys, phone, glasses… etc. it’s fun. he’s amazing though. he’s very picky about organizing and cleanliness (win!) but doesn’t seem to know how to close a cabinet door or drawer. it’s pretty incredible actually, to be a genius and THAT smart yet not know how to turn off a light. it’s a special sort of talent that i absolutely love. with all my heart. hey, i know i have my quirks so i just enjoy the scenes and give him grief occasionally.
we just started watching Travelers on netflix – it’s ok. he likes it a lot, i like ok. i am craving GOT and can’t wait till it’s back. and Fargo. i love Fargo!!!
It truly is a special sort of talent – LOL! We do love them though so I guess we have to keep them!!
I haven’t watched any of those shows you mentioned!? Right now I’m freakishly excited for Homeland 🙂
That story… SO something that would happen to us. I don’t need children because I married one. We’ve hunted down phones from Ubers and bars, reordered debit cards… hell, I lay out vitamins/medications every morning so they’ll be taken. Lawd… 😉
You know my struggle!!!! Luckily they are so much fun to be around, right? 🙂
So much to love in this post. The workout! The videos! (Loved the song paradoy and couldn’t believe Adidas would be so deliciously dark!) And the funny story about your Man-Baby.
Just want to say: there’s hope. I used to be a Lady-Baby–similar stuff, lost wallets especially, though I was a combo stress case/space cadet, not the easy going kind like your hubby. Then somehow… I grew out of it. Now I just THINK I’ve lost my wallet, phone, keys etc for a few panicked moments before I find them again.
“deliciously dark” – yes!! So good!! And I think a German student made it and then Adidas purchased it or something like that…?
I’m going to be waiting for the day he grows out of this nonsense but, I fear it’s getting worse with age!!! It keeps things exciting though so I guess there’s that 🙂
Yes, workouts are good for health. I often go to the Crossfit on weekend or when the weather is bad – i cannt run.
Good for you! I have tried workouts similar to cross fit but I can’t sustain that kind of lifting when I’m doing triathlons!