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Friday Catch Up (Cinco de Mayo Memories + Bum Pain)

Time for the Friday Catch Up! This week: bums, indispensable friends, snafus, and driving tests!

Friday Catch Up 5/4/17

Blog Posts from the Week

Last week I was having some blog problems, so check out this post for a catch up of the great posts from that week you may have missed. I have waited on replying to comments until I knew that they would stay, but I am going to get to replies this weekend!

Friday Five Catch Up

1) MKAY Y’ALL. Time for some realness up in here: my ass hurts. I’m doing the progesterone in oil shots right now, and while they really don’t hurt at all going in, your bum seriously aches and is sore the rest of the day. It was actually pretty funny: the other day, I did my shot, and it wasn’t so bad… until that afternoon, when I demo’d a lunge for a client and HOLY MOLY it was like getting punched in the glute with an axe. And then it hurt for the rest of the night. 

I went to dinner with a certain special someone (one second) after training, and at the end of the meal, I got a hot water… which I drank half off and then put to my glute to try to relax the muscle! Don’t mind me… just applying heat to my butt over here 😀

2) I got to have sushi with Tiffy (gotta get my sushi in while I can!). I was exhausted–I honestly think that I was telling her nonsense–but I needed to see her and talk about some things that were on my mind. Turns out, so did she. I feel like we both really needed that talk more than we knew, and it was perfect timing. 

Sorry for the less than desireable wordage

3) Speaking of friends, this evening two of Alex’s oldest and best friends (and his roommates when I met him) are coming to visit! Unfortunately, I won’t get to see tons of them because I training, coaching, work, and then an appointment Sunday morning (they leave that morning), but I am so excited to take them for a giant marg tonight!

And it will be great for Alex to have a boys weekend with his closest friends. They never ever make me feel like a 4th wheel, but even so, I am glad they will get the chance to do boy things, have boy talks, without worrying about me and not even my feelings, but my bedtime! LOL!

4) Yesterday, I took Ridley up to daycare because I was scheduled for an entire morning at the gym, the weather was crappy, and I wanted to get my workout in before my clients… except I ended up turning right around and having to take her home because it turns out her negative fecal (testing for parasites) had expired two days before! For some reason, I didn’t get a reminder message about it, so she couldn’t stay. I am really lucky that I had built in that workout time, because it took me the same amount of time as I would have worked out to take her home and get back to the gym! 

Daycare called and apologized–I understand that they have policies and can’t compromise them. Shit (pun intended) happens, I got a workout in later, Ridley got a romp and a walk in later, so all’s well! 

5) Fun story about Cinco de Mayo: it is the day that I got my driver’s license! The reason I remember it is because a) the day is easy to remember and b) it was a necessity that I get my license THEN and not fail! My parents were going out of town for the annual lawyer continuing education credits weekend, which took place every Mother’s Day weekend in Florida; my sitter (who had been a family sitter and friend for years) couldn’t drive on the highway because of neuropathy and my brother was in college. I was riding every day after school an hour+ 3 major highways away… so if I hadn’t gotten my license, it would have been a very different weekend indeed!

We chose the DMV in Canton GA because we had heard that it was an easier test and less crowded, but it turns out that I was the first person the tester had passed all day! Guess I really impressed him with my backing into a parking spot and stopping at railway crossings talents.

What can I say? Baby Suz in a Mini Van, taking over the world.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 

Who is going to watch the Kentucky Derby?

Do you remember taking your Driver’s License test?

What’s something random from your week?

Linking up with Friday Five 2.0!

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  • Reply Christina @

    Hehe, that koala picture made me laugh 🙂 I definitely remember my DL test…I was terrified! It went fine though. Mmmm, margaritas are my favorite, I need to make that happen, thanks for the reminder!

    May 5, 2017 at 5:53 am
  • Reply Heather @Lunging Through Life

    We have a Kentucky Derby party to go to tomorrow and I’m excited about it! Should be a fun time. My cousin has to get shots in her butt during pregnancy and she says the same thing!

    May 5, 2017 at 6:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That party looked amazing! I loved Aaron’s outfit especially!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Sounds like someone will be having a fun Cinco De Mayo tonight enjoy the time with your friends. Hope your butt is feeling better 🙂

    May 5, 2017 at 6:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We had a bit of a change of plans, but it was still great! A little liquid anesthetic helped the bum lol

      May 7, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Kimberly G

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!! I don’t have any plans for tonight since I have a 12 mile run tomorrow morning.

    I hope that your butt feels better soon!

    May 5, 2017 at 6:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I need a marg for it. Hope you had a good run!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I sure hope the pain will be worth it!! Fingers crossed, Susie!

    May 5, 2017 at 7:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, at least we are trying, right?

      May 7, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Cora

    I have put many hot mugs of water onto many places in public… but that may be a new one.
    So I’m not a good driver. Though, I have passed all my driving tests on the first shot. I have not parallel parked ONCE since getting it (er, 11 years?! dear god) and I doubt I will ever own a car… but hey at least I got the pretty little picture. Hope you get at least some time in with da boys.

    May 5, 2017 at 7:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And you don’t have to pull out your passport or something to order alcohol!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    Ah yes, it’s Cinco de Mayo! I’m still deciding whether to go out for a margarita tonight…I’ve got 11 miles to run tomorrow morning!

    So funny about the butt pain and grabbing that hot water! I don’t blame you one bit!

    I remember getting my license…I was a bit “old” when I got mine and used a driving school…they took me to a place that’s supposed to be easy and I almost immediately failed for pulling out without looking and almost hitting a car – thankfully he let me off the hook! LOL

    May 5, 2017 at 8:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But you “totally paused” ala Cher from Clueless, right??

      May 7, 2017 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Haha!! I learned to drive in a mini van too. My Dad said if I learned to drive that I could drive anything. lol!

    May 5, 2017 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    That giant margarita – umm, yum!!! Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of you! Bummer about the day care but I get policies too. Something random from my week – we had our friends dog for four days and I loved it…as did the rest of the family. Nothing like taking care of someone’s dog but feeling like your just borrowing it for the week.

    May 5, 2017 at 8:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is the best! What a way to do it! Especially for you, mom 😀

      May 7, 2017 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    Baby Suse in a minivan!!!
    You had to pass that test, or you’d have taken a wet noodle to my head!!
    But then you got to drive Eli, that wonderful grey elephant

    May 5, 2017 at 8:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I miss that damn car.

      May 7, 2017 at 11:28 am
      • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

        The van or Eli??

        May 7, 2017 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    We’re going to a Cubs game today, which is about the most American/least-Cinco deMayo activity (and it’s gonna be seriously windy and chilly). I went to the location with the “easier” driving test, too. We literally drove through a 25 mph neighborhood and that was the road test. It was so quick my mom thought I failed. Enjoy your giant margs!

    May 5, 2017 at 8:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      LOL. So you are saying that it is a good thing that I do the driving?

      May 7, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    I remember it took me two times to pass my drivers test, uh I hope I never have to do that again! And I usually just like watching the derby, but one year I would love to go to w party and dress up and get a fancy hat.

    May 5, 2017 at 9:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I want a fancy Rose Dewitt Bucater hat 😀

      May 7, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Emily

    That’s so fun that Cinco de Mayo was the day you got your license. 🙂 I think I got my license sometime in July about 7 years ago. I’ve never watched the Kentucky Derby, but when I was younger I LOVED reading stories about horses and racing. And I’m thankful that the situation with Ridley and Day Care, even though it didn’t go how you thought it would, worked out in the end! 🙂 Is it hard to get Ridley’s energy out living in a big city?

    May 5, 2017 at 9:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It can be if we can’t get her to the park and let her run around–that is why day care is so great! She can go bananas!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Michelle

    I ate sushi for both my pregnancies, and my kiddos turned out just fine. Just avoid the tuna as it’s high in something that isn’t good…I forget, LOL.

    Wow, the day I got my license? I sort of remember…eek, it was almost 30 years ago. Now I feel REALLY old, LOL!

    May 5, 2017 at 10:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My mom and I had the same driver’s ed teacher!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:25 am
      • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

        O lordy, yes we did.
        He was a brand new teacher and very green behind the ears when I had him. When I found out that Chris was going to have him, and then you, I feared for us all. He’d gotten really old by then! But, we all learned to parallel park!

        We were supposed to go to a Cinqo to Drinko party, but nobody could stay awake for it!!

        May 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Lesley

    My parents made me go to the harder DMV in Massachusetts instead of the easier one all my friends were going to. That one sets out to fail teen drivers at least once, so I had to go back the next week for a second drive. And that’s the very last time I parallel parked.

    May 5, 2017 at 10:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, that is just rude. And good on you for avoiding parallel parking after that!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Annmarie Licatese

    UGH. Shots in the bum are no fun. I remember when I had a steroid shot while pregnant and it hurt like a BEOTCH for hours.

    May 5, 2017 at 10:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Those stupid shots right into the muscle…

      May 7, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    My Dad taught me to drive in his old beat up Ford truck. The bumper was falling off and the brake pedal floor was missing so you were basically braking into air.

    May 5, 2017 at 10:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha that is fantastic! Such a classic story!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    Love those cathartic chats with friends, especially when you didn’t know you needed it <3

    This weekend is going to be nuts! Breaking2 this evening, run tomorrow, Derby tomorrow, barre audition Sunday, and ALL THE HOCKEY!

    May 5, 2017 at 11:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good luck today! You are going to rock your audition!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! I accidentally bumped the heated seat controls while taking my driver’s test in a Saint Louis summer (I can’t remember the exact day, but I remember it being hot outside!). So my tester sat in an obnoxiously hot seat during the test.

    May 5, 2017 at 11:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Bhahahahahhaa. That is is pretty darn funny!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    So many comments here! Sorry about your sore booty, my friend. And YES, eat the sushi, drink the margs, enjoy all the things you won’t be able to soon. Also, Happy Friday!!!!

    May 5, 2017 at 3:59 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, if a sore booty is what I have to do, I will take it!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Farrah

    I’m sorry to hear that your butt hurts! Mine does too, but for entirely different reasons (I think I pulled something during leg day -_-). I hope you feel better soon! Yayyy for sushi though!!

    I got my license less than 7 years ago in October! 😛 I felt like that koala for a while, ahaha.

    May 5, 2017 at 10:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh no! I hope your leg/bum heals quickly!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Kat

    Sorry to hear about the pain girl! Maybe your man can hold a heat or ice pack to it for you 😉
    As for my DL test – I totally remember because I got ZERO wrong. To this day my mom reminds me of how even at my DL test I was a “teacher’s pet”.

    May 6, 2017 at 8:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaha Did you bring the guy an apple as well?

      May 7, 2017 at 11:14 am
  • Reply lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Have a fantastic weekend! I remember getting my driver’s license as well. Big moment. I was so excited to have passed on the first try! I took it in my mom’s automatic car but was so happy to be able to finally drive my manual eclipse!

    May 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ooo you had a manual? That is pretty legit!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    If your bum is hurting, I see nothing wrong with using that hot water to help relax it. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

    May 7, 2017 at 4:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You said it! Public be damned!

      May 7, 2017 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Hannah

    Gah, your shots sound awful. I had multiple needles in my calf last week and it wasn’t back to normal for 3 days.

    I remember my driver’s test because I got my license shortly after Texas stopped requiring a driving test. So I only had take a written one. Seems reallll safe, in retrospect…

    May 7, 2017 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Debbie @ Deb Runs

    Oh yes, I remember taking my driver’s license test – it’s seared in my brain forever because I failed the driving part the first time around. At the time, a tester rode with you in the car after you passed the written exam. While sitting in the front seat beside me, he said, “Turn right there,” but pointed across the steering wheel toward my left. I made a left turn and he failed me. I was mortified!

    Hope you had a great weekend and that your butt is feeling better!

    May 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well that is just RUDE

      May 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    So funny when I hear people having to retest their driver’s licenses, we are good for like 50 years in AZ ha ha

    May 10, 2017 at 8:59 am
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