Monday, January 17, 2011

Naked Girl in a Pen and Giveaway Winner

To start, I wanted to give a huge shout out and thank you to the anonymous commenter on my last post who told me:

“You nee to get some serious moisturizer and a good hair conditioner too! You look so OLD!!!!”

I wish this person left a name because they can’t spell the word “need” and I’d like to hook them up with a tutor or community college or something.

I can’t tell you how uplifting and constructive that comment was! Thank you for taking the time to add some positivity to the world. And, even better that you remained anonymous because that shows your true character and willingness to be accountable for the things that you say and write.

And, if it was a joke from one of my friends, you ROCK and ignore all of that crap above. Erika, was that you getting me back just because I stole your wedding ring? Lighten up.

Moving on. Yes, for those observant types, I removed the penis banana picture from my last post. Do you ever wake up in the night and think maybe you’ve crossed a line? I mean, seriously, I cross lines everyday on this blog and I’m not sure what a banana mimicking a penis would concern me, but at 2:00 a.m. it did. But, for some reason now at 11:10 a.m. it doesn’t, so here it is again. If it offends you, just think of it as a piece of fruit with some frosting:

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I ran this morning. Let the angels sing. It hurt like a mother. But since I like to Run Like a Mother, I thinking Hurting Like a Mother might be okay too. Maybe not. I have been instructed to not run if it hurts where the fracture was. It does not. So, I kept running bits  at a time for a total of 12 minutes over 3 miles. My body is readjusting to this thing called running. Running’s hard on your body. Hasn’t your grandma or some random stranger or a physical therapist told you that?

12 minutes. I’ll take it.

The winner of the Healthy Living Giveaway Grace was who said:

♥ my resolution this year was not lose X amount of weight. it was to loose weight and be healthy by working out daily and eating right. this year i have been cooking most of my breakfast, lunch and dinners!
♥ to keep track i am keeping a calendar with my goals for the month and highlighting them once they've been accomplished. i will also be running at least one race each month for the rest of the year. i have list and am going to cross them off as completed!
♥ to start of the year, i joined John Bingham's 100 day challenge. Its 100 days of at least 30 minutes of movement. After i reach 100 days, I am going to do 100 more and then 156 more to complete a whole year! 356 days sounds like so much, but by breaking it up--it sounds so easy!

No, she did not win because she used cute little hearts. I love how she breaks her goals down into manageable pieces. Her aspirations for healthy living are admirable and will require tons of discipline, yet they are achievable and measurable. Grace, email me at shutuprun@gmail.com and I’ll get you your prize.

I almost picked Chris K who said:

Just one more example of men being discriminated against on girly runner blog giveaways. No fair. How about giving away a whoopie cushion or one of those pens when you turn it upside down the ink flows down and the girl is naked.

Thanks Chris. Did you know I modeled for one of those pens?

Off to get some new hair conditioner,

SUAR

49 comments:

  1. No, they obviously wouldn't let you model with that hair and old skin (please let the sarcasm translate here, especially since my skin looks MUCH older and I'm only a year older than you!). Take that 12 minutes and run with it, girlfriend! I'll bet it feels great mentally, if not yet physically.

    I think the cake is hilarious!

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  2. dang mean commenters. Your hair looked shiny to me :) probably better than my hair nice and greasy for work.

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  3. YAY for 12 minutes. And extra YAY for it not hurting at the site of the injury... that is so important. And yet another YAY for you being able to tell the difference and continue on even though it Hurt Like a Mother.

    LOL! I think that cake is hilarious. But I hear you on the 2 am crossing the line reality check... I had one last night, too. My post on yesterday's run crossed a line for my lil family friendly, light-hearted bloggette... and an edit was in order.

    Congrats to Grace! wishing her all the best with meeting her goals!
    And Chris... I know where you can get one of those pens cheap and I'm going to use your advice on popular giveaway items for my own purposes.

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  5. I am wishing I had me one of those cakes right now! And congrats on running 12 minutes. That's 4 minutes longer than last week (you can tell I went to community college because I can add). Anyway, you are making some progress!!

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  6. I love the banana cake! In fact, it is now in my recipe box! :) And screw the anonymous commenter. That person needs to grow some balls!
    Proud of your 12 minutes! You continue to inspire me with your mental strength!

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  7. It was me...no no just kidding!
    what the hell is wrong with people seriously..
    I got a couple of anoonymus emails after I said I could solve the Rubik's cube telling me I am a liar?! what? why would a 42 yrs old woman lie about something like that..anyway...you annonymus person...get a life
    you Beth: good job on the 12 minutes! it will get better..mental strength is something I wish I had more of..

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  8. Beth, Don't let that rude person get you down. Your blog is hilarious, and I love how real you are.

    I am right here with your followers hoping that by the time you get to "The Boston", you are able to run it - at whatever pace - without pain, and WITH pride! Pride that you have come so far from such a serious injury. Keep inspiring us!! And SUAR!!!

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  9. WOW. best cake ever. love it!!

    keep running! safely...

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  10. i keep scrolling back up to the cake picture, trying to figure out what the green stripe is. has your banana penis cake been sleeping around and brought home an icing STD?

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  11. Lesson learned from SUAR: you can successfully rally through the challenge of dealing with mean people with your sense of humor. =)

    shame on them...the new year just started...sheesh!

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  12. Hum, is that the same Anonymous above as from yesterday? Guess they turned a new leaf! Ya know, it's your blog - whatever. I got a few snide comments from my last post thinking I was mocking triathletes and Boston jacket wearers. Maybe, but I was mocking me, too, and sorry that people don't get the fun out of it. I was once a geeky marathoner...I'm certain non-marathoners made fun of me and I'm ok with that :). So embrace your dry hair and enjoy those 12 minute runs - woohooo!

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  13. I know in your first post of the penis cake you said it wasn't your idea, but I thought it was hilarious and was totally something that I would have done! Too bad the person who left you such a sweet comment didn't leave their picture, I would love to see what perfect looks like!

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  14. 12 minutes! also, this picture is amazing.

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  15. I'm a bit bothered by the single green line of frosting along the top of the banana. What's up with that? Does it have an infection or something? Is it like a shrimp...is that its intestine? Maybe I should go read the post where you FIRST posted it before I ask questions. Nahhh. I'll post this first. Nice job getting through those 12 painful minutes! More good pain to come :)

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  16. P.S. I ran a Half Marathon yesterday in the pouring rain wearing my new (thanks to your review) Go Girl Sport black and white running skirt. Even after being soaked to the core from the rain, I had zero chafing and got a few compliments along the way!

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  17. Seriously???? Who says something like that anonymous or not??? An idiot does. I'll add to it:) I want to look old like Beth sporting a bikini at my computer and rockin' abs of steel!

    Congrats on 12 minutes!!! Hopefully the pain eases up for you soon! Impact IS an adjustment.

    Hmmmm-I'm hungry for cake.....

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  18. How silly to think that someone who water runs like a mad woman can be brought down with a petty hair/skin comment. Reminds me of being in a sorority. Congrats on 12 minutes, can't wait to hear about when you run 13! Keep going Beth!

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  19. Maybe the comment was from a member of the pussy posse that found your blog and wanted to take a stab at the young lady that stole attention away from her??? ;-)

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  20. The rude comment was from someone who was jealous of the banana penis.

    That's what I think!

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  21. The thing to keep in mind about rude people is how bad their life must be to think something like that is fun or funny.

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  22. Whew, I thought I misspelled anonymous........... Keep doing what you do and no I don't have banana envy! HA

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  23. Old? Puh-leaze, you are hot. I mean that in a respectful way (Ken). And who in the heck is going to get offended reading your Blog. All 1,151 Followers come back every day wishing to read about your latest Oatmeal cookie recipe.

    And yes, I can see you modeling one of those pens. I just had a Eureka moment. I am going to do my first Giveaway. Man style.

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  24. OK: the green at the top of the banana for those who asked. It is celery. It is supposed to be a vein. I did not put it there.

    You asked. I wasn't going to tell.

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  25. It's amazing how our mind starts freaking out on inappropriate things in our blogs at 2 in the morning! I'm pretty sure I'll be deleting some stuff tonight! I think the pic is funny, your skin and hair are lovely and 12 minutes is rocking! I also think I would love to show up at a business meeting with a naked girl pen and wait it out to see how long it would take for someone to make a comment.

    It's quite possible I may never eat celery again.

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  26. Eeeewww on the green vein! I thought it was supposed to be a dirty shrimp. But I do love the cracker truss.
    Boo to the jealous anonymous comment.

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  27. Gotta love the comments from the "trolls". Sigh.

    And congrats on your 12 minutes!!

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  28. I think Nonny meant PEE not NEED. :) I thought of you during my "long" run of 30 min today. I'm doing 1:2:3 to try to break the 2-year injury cycle. I was bemoaning how short it was and then thought, well, it is more than 8 min and I'll take that. :)

    Give em hell.

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  29. Please tell me what conditioner you bought because my 40 something hair and skin is gasping in this winter air and indoor heat. Anonymous commenters are in my top three pet peeves ever.Up there with chewing with open mouth!

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  30. Haha. I can't believe someone commented about your HAIR. I mean, I adore your blog, but if I were to be offended by anything on here, it certainly wouldn't be your hair. Ya know?

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  31. The phallic-ness of bananas *should* be celebrated ;)

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  32. I think you look fab. If someone won't "own" a comment, they shouldn't expect the rest of us to pay it any mind. And I don't.

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  33. What did you use for the vein? Is it a piece of green licorice?

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  34. Sorry it's hurting like a mother when you run....I'm a mother so I know how bad that hurts --darn it. Don't worry about the rude comments. People are just jealous. You look fabulous!

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  35. I wonder if anonymous could start his/her own blog so that we could submit pictures and get critiques? I don't know anyone perfect in real life who can tell me about my imperfections, he/she could be famous!

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  36. I can't spell, but I love your hair, so it wasn't me, and who eat your banana?
    12 min is great, are you starting to feel like a runner again? (that is while you are running)

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  37. seriously?!?! over 3 miles in 12mins!!!! you are rockin' fast! i might as well walk at the speed i "run"

    btw, i <3 the penis cake :)

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  38. You crack me up! As a way of saying Thank You for making me laugh, I am giving you the Stylish Blogger Award - you deserve it! http://www.wordstorunby.com/2011/01/and-award-goes-to.html

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  39. there are so many douche bags out there with their anonymous comments. you look great to all of us!

    love the cake!

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  40. That banana penis cake made my day on a snow day in NH! Thanks!

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  41. I enjoyed the banana cake!! Wondering what to do with that shriveled cucumber in the veggie drawer of my fridge?? I love Bumble and Bumble hair products, pricey but good. Screw that anonymous commenter...

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  42. Love the cake! The nasty commentator is just super jealous - you are gorgeous!

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  43. Just found you via RLAM, and I'm sorry to say I'm a couple months ahead of you on the stress fractured hip recovery. Envy me - I can run for a whole 35" before feeling the need-to-knock-it-off pain. Anyway, I'm off to try the Russian badass vibrator advice. I, uh - have one laying around for therapeutic purposes.

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  44. From 8 minutes to 12 is a 50% improvement! That's huge.

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  45. I agree with Katie, I would have loved to see a photo with that comment just to see what perfect looks like.

    When you don't have anything nice to say...I think I learned that in grade school. Negative people should keep quiet.

    Sweet 12 minutes!

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  46. Awwww mannnnnn, I stop reading blogs for 10 days and I miss THIS!?!?!? Fine - I'll read your blog EVERY DAY from now on as long as you promise to provide pictures of phalic cakes and pies each and every day. deal?

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  47. yay! i finally won something! and darn, i was hoping the cute little hearts did the trick! thanks so much for chosing me!

    i can't believe people write such mean comments! a friend of mine just talked about this on her blog too! makes me sick.

    love the cake! it's hysterical!

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  48. Hmm, 100 + 100 + 156 = 356. One year = 365. That's only 9 rest days!

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