A couple weeks ago, a friend texted me saying “I signed up for something kinda crazy and I need someone crazy enough to do it with me.” I was actually flattered she thought of me The ‘something’ she was referring to was the Hit & Run 5k, a fun run/obstacle course mash-up more along the lines of Wipe Out than American Ninja Warrior. As an unabashed fan of both of those shows, I wasn’t about to let my complete lack of running experience get in the way of a good bouncy castle. Sign me up! Crazy, coming through! Over the next several days, my glee over the idea of being whacked into a bubble pit a by a giant inflatable arm turned to “now, how much running is there in a 5k exactly??” My couch-to-5k research recommended 8 weeks of training. No problem, I should be ready about 6 weeks after race day. Sooooo…hmmm. My fellow Hit&Runners — should you pass a blonde lady in the Liberty Bowl tomorrow, huffing and puffing like a magic dragon, a thumbs up goes a long way! :)
Hit & Run is hosting races all over the country this summer, so check out the site to see when they are coming to your city! Happy Weekend!
This week’s installment of the “Weekend Warmup” is brought to you by long-time friend and super-posh Memphis artist Hillary Butler! I was SO stoked when Hillary agreed to do a guest post, because she is a bottomless well of fun ideas. She never ceases to amaze me with her creativity and ability to turn the ordinary into anything but. Check out her ideas for your weekend, then go buy some of her art! ~ Myla
I’ve been working on a fun personal side project for a while now. I’ve been illustrating some of my favorite parts of town and things to do. It’s a fun time to be a Memphian with the city positively exploding with Memphis pride. It’s so exciting to see the city really come alive with excitement for itself and be proud of all it has to offer. When people ask me about my city and why they should visit, I tell people that Memphis is gritty- it’s real, which is part of its charm. I love all of the hidden gems and character that’s waiting around each corner and am excited to share my excitement via illustration. This is part 2 of who knows how many…
Today’s slice of town is South Main. It was an industrial district, red light district, shopping district, and most recently, arts district. It’s fun to see more and more shops and restaurants pop up in this area and stay! For a night out, I’d recommend the Blue Monkey for dinner and drinks, head on over to the Rumba Room to get your Latina on (ladies free on Fridays!), and then to the Cheesecake Corner for dessert. My personal favorite cheesecake flavors: lemon blueberry and coffee caramel. Head on down this weekend and see what’s happening! ~ Hillary
I’m headed to the lake this weekend, which means it’s time to pull out my favorite all-purpose tote bag from Lands End. This is one of my favorite gifts to give and a summertime “must-have”. Other than being incredibly practical, these heavy duty canvas totes are very sturdy, inexpensive, come in tons of colors and sizes, and *heeeyoo!* can be monogrammed! I even spilled red wine on mine last year, and was able to wash it out. As it happens, Lands End is currently offering 25% off a single item. Go nuts!
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