Friday Round-Up

Let’s start with A Toy for Every PupRebecca of Blueberry Smiles is spearheading this holiday collection drive to collect toys for shelter pups.  Please take a moment to check this out and consider providing a toy for a pup who is still waiting for their forever home.

Kostas went from shelter dog to King of the Empty PB Jars

I was the lucky winner of Lauren’s monthly KIND product giveaway.  Holy Smokes!  Thank you Lauren and KIND!  (Follow Oatmeal After Spinning so you can enter future giveaways–and read more about Lauren who is a cool blogger.)

Thank you, Thank you!!  Reusable bag, long sleeve t-shirt, 4 boxes of bars, lots of granola

What could be better on a Friday than another video of Sofia Grace and Rosie?

It’s time to bring back the jokes.  Tuck these away for a little Thanksgiving Day ice breaker.

Why did the turkey join the rock band?

Because he had drumsticks.

What should you wear to Thanksgiving?

A HAR-Vest

Any good jokes to share?  Do you like turkey?  It’s one of my favorite protein sources.

Friday Round-Up

Last weekend the Ironman World Championships took place in Hawaii.  Pete Jacobs placed first (being able to claim that he’s one of the best athlete’s on earth) coming in at 8 hours,18 minutes and 33 seconds.  At the opposite end of the field was 37 year old Bonner Paddock.  He became the first person with cerebral palsy to complete the Ironman. He finished just inside the event window at 16 hours, 38 minutes.  Here’s a great photo of his dance across the finish line!

More on Iromman – Rebecca from Blueberry Smiles wrote a neat post about dating an Ironman.

Lance Armstrong stepped down as Chairman of the Livestrong foundation.  Nike, Anheuser-Busch and Radio Shack all announced they’re cutting ties with the champion, who’s been stripped of his titles over charges that he used drugs to enhance his performance. But they say they will continue to support Livestrong, which has become a powerful and respected brand of its own.

I heard this interview on Marketplace that talked about the fact that when a charity leader such as Armstrong causes problems, the charity usually suffers.  Livestrong has started to see an up-tick in donations.  The charity has re-branded itself over the years to go from being the Lance Armstrong Foundation to simply Livestrong.  And has become more of a healthy and wellness brand than specifically a cancer charity.

I have a few Livestrong t-shirts in my workout wear rotation and thought ‘do I need to retire these as to not support Armstrong?’.  Nope – keeping the bigger picture in mind of Livestrong!

And finally, a funny dog story…

Meet Lincoln, he won’t get out of bed.

Looks familiar–I always have to either tell Kostas he can have a treat or I say “Did you see the bunny outside?”  and he jumps out, runs to the window, and looks for rabbits.

Pretending to be half-asleep and not hearing me tell him to get out of bed!