Trauma and Triumph

Yesterday I went to the doctor’s office  and  forgot to bring my book to read. Game over.

That is the worst. THE WORST. I get so excited for appointments and flying because it’s like super bonus reading time. But when I forget my book, I just become bewildered and sad. It’s hard to function after that. I’m surprised I haven’t been prescribed an anti-depressant during the subsequent meeting with the doctor.


In triumphant news, yesterday I had my first gyro ever. Justin Timberlake came to me in a dream like a beat-boxing angel and told me to eat one. Who am I to argue with that?

I still can’t understand how his shirt was so wet, yet his wings were dry. The heavens are a mystery. Anyway, he showed me the light and that thing was amazing. This could be a potentially dangerous discovery.

In traumatic news, I haven’t been sleeping much the last few nights. I’m exhausted and I look like death.

You and me both Nick Nolte.

In triumph, this lack of sleep has enabled me to re-watch the entire first season of Game of Thrones.  So at least I accomplished something.

God I love that bitch.

In even more tales of triumph, I’m taking a nap tonight before Hunger Games. Win win win.  No way that can go wrong.


In triumph, I completed a total of 53 burpees during a 10 minute workout (which included 60 back squats) at Crossfit. Kind of felt like the most powerful human on earth.

Tragically that is not true. I felt like I was going to die after about six of them, but those first six were badass. And today I can’t walk. Triumphantly, I’ll spend the next 11 hours sitting on my ass.


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62 Responses to Trauma and Triumph

  1. Oh good, discussions about burpees. I hear those can make you shit blood, so be careful.

    How you like Cersei?? I’d like to see her and Daenerys in a cage match. #lesbiancommentoftheday

    • Ha! Ok, this made me giggle. I think if you are shitting blood, there is another issue at hand. ;-)

    • Reese's Runner

      I just admire how cut-throat she is. I like that she will do anything. She wants power in a world where she can’t. She’s married to a lazy buffoon and could clearly do a better job. I would be a pissy bitch too.

      And seriously on the burpees?? I agree with Paula, there must be other problems.

      • It must be true, I read it on a blog. She did a lot of burpees for a few days in a row and then she was all whiny about shitting blood.

        And I still stand by my belief that Daenarys could kick Cersei’s ass.

        • Reese's Runner

          Well why on earth would you do a lot of burpees on consecutive days? That sounds like a pretty terrible idea. Ugh. And if that ever happened to me, I would be in ER and refusing to leave.

          And that little blonde pixie? Please. She just now got some balls. Cersei has been kick ass for years.

          • Can a lion defeat a dragon? BAZINGA

            Don’t try to outnerd me on Game of Thrones, I even visit the Westeros website since I needed a hit after finishing all 5 books. :)

      • Have y’all read the GOT books? I am not totally sure how I feel about them. And I just love to hate Cersei. no one can deny that she is a bad bitch.

  2. I have said for years that if I was on death row, a gyro would be my request for a last meal. (that doesn’t included dessert of course)

    And my pet peeve is people who sell me gyros at Greek restaurants but pronounce it “GY-ROW” If you sell them, you best know to pronounce it “yee-row.” /rant

    • Reese's Runner

      Yeah my friend and I spent about 10 minutes yesterday debating on how to say that. We didn’t know if it was “hero” or “yee-row” so we just pointed to the menu.

      • Jessica

        What I hate is when you know the correct pronunciation of the damn thing, but you use it and the server looks at you like you’ve grown a second head. So then you pander and pronounce it “jye-row” and feel like an asshole. So I usually just say it both ways, as if one word/item, with an apologetic tone and STILL feel like an asshole. That said, they are the best! Tzatziki FTW!

  3. oh how i love me some gyros! sadness that i cant remember the last time i had one though. tragic.

    thats a lot of burpees! i only had to do 15 last night; penalty of 5 each time I set the damn bar down during the WOD. ive only been going to CF for 5 weeks but feel like its been a lifetime. Oy.
    i CANNOT wait until tomorrow afternoon for my date with The Hunger Games!

    • Reese's Runner

      Yes burpees are awful. Every time I see them in a workout I am so tempted to skip. And yeah Hunger Games!!!

  4. Odd – in my Justin Timberlake dreams, he’s usually all falsetto-y and has a billowing, open cotton shirt. I love how versatile that man is.

  5. Michelle

    Every time I try to watch Game of Thrones and turn it on it appears to be like a porno. Once this lady was like having a full conversation with someone while she had sex. Multitasking FTW! Either they have sex a TON on that show or I have a knack for finding those scenes.

    • Reese's Runner

      I wouldn’t say its a ton, far less than True Blood. But yeah, she’s all about taking care of business.

  6. Justin

    Thank you for making the worst morning of my life seem less worse. I am laughing so hard at the angel wings picture. Ridiculous. I might steal it and use it as an attachment in every email i send today. My employees will be so confused.

  7. Mmmmm I looove Gyros! So good. It’s been far too long since I have had one, so I’m gonna have to change that.

  8. Gyro’s are the best! The pita, lamb, all of it. bring it on. Ok now I’m craving a gyro for lunch today.

  9. Cindy

    I am crazy excited for Hunger Games but couldn’t find anyone who was as big of a dork (as me) around here to go with me at midnight, so I’m going to the first show tomorrow morning. Figured that would be the best, annoying teen-free show. Have fun at the midnight show! Are you going to be hardcore and dress up? Please share with us if you see any crazy outfits! :)

  10. I hate forgetting my book. There really is nothing worse…

  11. Miriam

    I hate burbee… but… well… an awesome exercise overall. Who ever tough of this exercise is a genius… crazy but genius.

    However I’ve been forced to sedentarily for 2 months now because of my knee. Sometime, in my sleep, like last night, I dreamt of running… and I even woke up sweating. How crazy.

    Anyone has ever had those dreams where everything seems so real and the first few seconds when you wake up you really believe it was real until you realise, disapointed, that it was not? Suck.

    • Reese's Runner

      Yes, that is so disorienting!! Well, you will be back on your feet soon woman!

      • Miriam

        I think that what I will remember from this knee injury is : to be active while you can :) because you never know… at least I went running the day before the accident happened. It makes me feel better about myself. :)

        • Reese's Runner

          You have such a great outlook lady! It’s so strange how I whine about running, but I would really upset to not have that option.

  12. Have fun with that open WOD today! Thrusters and chest-to-bar pullups?? Nooo thank you..

  13. Forgetting your book is the WORST!! Having extra reading time is the only thing that ever gets me to appointments on time/early. If not for that, I’d be late every time.

  14. I CANNOT wait for The Hunger Games midnight premiere tonight! I hope it lives up to the hype!

    Also, I love all your GIFs. They make my day. :)

  15. I hate when I forget a book. I usually always carry one in my purse (because you never know when you’ll need a book–or to hit someone with a really heavy bag) and when I forget it I literally feel lost.

  16. I’ve been behind the times and only just started watching Game of Thrones! I loooaaaathed the first book, but am in love with the show. This comment doesn’t add a lot of value to your post, sorry.

  17. Daisy

    What the eff is a gyro? I don’t have a clue, most likely because I am a) from the UK. or, and most likely, b) retarded.

    Loooove Game of Thrones. New series next month – exciting times!

  18. Do you know your first gif (is that what those things are called?!?! I don’t even know. I’m so clueless about internet/blog stuff – I mean, I only just figured out what TWSS meant!) is from Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK music trivia game show thing) – its hilarious! The guy/host is a riot

    Can’t wait for season 2 of GoT! I watched season 1 in the space of about 4 days (over weekend and til about 2am on a couple weeknights) and was so p*ssed when I found out season 2 wasn’t out yet

    • Reese's Runner

      I had no idea where that was from! I was just browsing for one that displayed my feelings and found him!! So funny!!

  19. Daisy

    Ahh, upon further inspection I understand this now, it’s a KEBAB. They are delightful, and usually followed after a night at the put. Get. In. Ma. Belly.

  20. Daisy

    Also, Never Mind the Buzzcocks is amazing, well worth a watch if you can :)

  21. Um, congrats on the Gyro. You’ve been missing out and I feel for you on that.

    Also, QUITE jealous of you seeing The Hunger Games tonight. Teem Peeta, all the way.

  22. Daisy

    *pub even. Is it Friday yet??

  23. Great idea to nap before your late night movie! I can’t wait to see it, but at a more decent hour.

  24. Sarah

    Oh my god I can’t stop laughing at “hide yo sista, hide yo baker”! Well played.

  25. FYI, The Hunger Games movie is legit! Saw it last night at an advanced screening b/c I’m VIP like that, and it did not disappoint.

    I think you’ll dig it. Wrote up a quick review on my blog if you’re interested in clicking over to read it (kept it general in hopes to not ruin it for folks who are seeing it Friday).

  26. so jealous you are seeing it tonight, i have to wait till saturday and am going to cinebistro to ensure there is sufficient alcohol to keep me feeling like the hunger games is in fact real life

    i document this here:

    • Reese's Runner

      OH my God that is sooo funny and I’m sooooooooooo jealous. I’m trying to decide if I should sneak in booze. But I’m afraid that if I do I won’t be sober in time for work… Choices choices.

  27. Daisy

    @Justin, from England.

    I’m coming to Texas (Austin) soon for a conference, so if anyone can recommend any good sights/places to munch/do stuff, advise is much appreciated :)

  28. Maybe one day I will watch game of thrones. And Downton abbey. I am so an out of the loop loser! You are my hero for going to the hunger games tonight. Ah, to be young again. :-)

  29. Daisy

    Bristol, do you know England well? After living with my three guy mates for years, I’m all Top Gear-ed out!

    • Justin

      I go to england for business quite a bit. I am familiar with bristol. Beautiful area. I could never be top geared out. I love jeremy.

  30. Forgetting to bring books IS the worst, that happened to me a few times, but now I carry with me 60+ books at all times. I have kindle and aldiko app on my smartphone, and whenever I get in a situation of boredom or just have some spare time I always have something to read. I know it’s not the same as an actual book but it’s way better than no book at all.

  31. I do the same thing with books! I will seriously feel like a failure all day when I forget a book on public transportation.

  32. Aneida

    I love the first gif! I feel like that so often yet can’t act it out in public. I will think of this guy the next time I want to throw a tantrum and hopefully it will make me feel better!

    I’m not a badass, so I’m watching The Hunger Games tomorrow morning. Can’t wait!

    Fear was on tv this eve, and it made me think of your MMM post with Marky Mark. Yum! :)

    Love me some GoT! It’s one of the few shows the husband and I can agree upon!

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