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Wacky thoughts on a Wednesday

Maybe my thoughts aren’t as wacky as I think — but they’re certainly random. Brace yourself for a look at some of the things that go through my mind.

Tuesday was a beautiful day in my neighborhood. I might not be able to say the same for next Tuesday, with snow in the weekend forecast.

— Tuesday was a beautiful day in my neighborhood. For today’s Best Body Bootcamp workout, I enjoyed a lengthy walk through the streets around my house.

Unfortunately, the good weather isn’t here to stay. Meteorologists are predicting a HUGE snowstorm this weekend. Like 1 to 2 feet of snow huge.

Y’all already know how I feel about the white stuff. The fact that it’s coming in March, when spring is supposed to be in the air, just adds insult to injury.

When I moved to northern Arizona, I knew there were four seasons up here. I just didn’t count on three of them including snow. Had I visited Flagstaff before I moved, might have thought twice about making the move. It was a weekend in June (I moved on June 25, and considered flying out to apartment hunt a few weeks before that) … and there happened to be a freak snowstorm that weekend.

Most of the sports bras at Target were neon, too.

— Do we really need to relive the 1980s? Apparently the stylemakers at Target think so. I spotted this display of neon-colored purses Tuesday.

I was on my way to the display of workout clothes, where I was a little bummed to see the same colors featured on all the sports bras.

Don’t get me wrong. I was a teenager in the 80s (a proud graduate of the Class of 1990). I have a lot of great memories of those days and love the majority of the era’s music and movies — but the fashions really ought to stay in the pages of history. No one looks good in neon-colored spandex. Am I right?

Ironic comment coming from the girl who only divested her closet of her vintage 1980s mint-green Reebok high-tops a couple of years ago, eh? But to be fair, I hadn’t worn them for years. That’s why I finally decided to toss them.

In high school, I wore them with peach socks, a puffy denim mini-skirt, mint green T-shirt and peach oxford. (I was known to layer three tops at once — polo, oxford and sweater … with color-coordinated socks.)

I’m sure glad I don’t have any photos!

I managed to find one in a halfway decent color.

— Is it wrong to be excited to go to sleep so I can wake up and put on my new sports bra? If so, I don’t want to be right.

I opted for the C9 Compression Bra. The tag says it has “racerback straps for stability and range of motion,” “compressive fit for support” and “wide performance band for enhanced stability.”

Better yet, it was on sale this week for $12.99. (Yes, that was its biggest selling point. Someday, after I sell my first novel, I’ll treat myself to one of the Enell sports bras Roni recommended on Twitter.)

I can’t wait to try out my new purchase. Bootcamp’s Workout B is on the agenda for morning. Guess that means I should get some sleep. Morning will come a lot faster that way.

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3 comments on “Wacky thoughts on a Wednesday

  1. Carrie
    March 14, 2012

    Let us know what you think of the C9 Compression Bra! I’m in the market for a new one. Cheers~

    • Arlene Hittle
      March 14, 2012

      Just got done wearing it for my bootcamp workout. I loved it. The girls weren’t going anywhere. It was harder to pull off than it was to put on, but that could be because my arms felt like Jell-O after my workout.

      • Carrie
        March 14, 2012

        Great! Thank you!

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