Saturday, September 24, 2011


Helllllllo!!!  I've moved to my new site so be sure to check it out. 

Visit me there, and subscribe to see what new things I'm into. 

Hope you like the new site.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

missing in action!

In case you haven't noticed, I've been a little MIA here recently.  No worries, because good things are about to happen!  I am in the process of making the switch to Wordpress so as soon as my new site is up and running, you can catch me on the flip side (a.k.a on my new site). 

There are still a few housekeeping things to be done on the new site, so fingers crossed that it will be launched by the weekend!  A friend of mine is trying to help me import all of my Blogger posts to my new site, so hopefully that will happen to.  If not, then we'll just go with the flow. 

I've missed y'all, but don't worry because I've been continually stalking your blogs and drooling over all the sweaty runs and workouts you have been doing.  Keep it up!

Orange overalls are a staple piece for any wardrobe. 
My cousin got married this weekend!!

Fill me in on what's new in your world!  Cannot wait to show you all the new site!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Goal Boards and a WINNER!!!

Through a fellow blogger, I was recently made aware of a contest about making goal boards.  The deal was to make a goal board, post your picture online, then rally votes in hopes of winning.  I've had my goal board since December, so I just took a photo of it and posted it.  Lucky for me, I won!  My prize should be in the mail so I'll be sure to share once it arrives.   I'm pretty sure that bedazzled weightlifting gloves are included.

My goal board. Looking a bit crowded.

Thanks to all who entered my Christmas in September giveaway!  I loved meeting new readers!  I chose a winner from and the lucky number was #19 Vanessa from Gourmet Runner!  She will get the surprise box and hopefully blog about the goodies.  Congrats Vanessa and thanks for entering.  Email me: thegogirlblog [at] gmail [dot] com with all your mailing information and I'll get your "present" right to you!

There will be lots and lots of other giveaways coming soon so you'll have a chance to win some other cool things!

Lucky number 19!

How was your Thursday?  Do you have a goal board?  Anybody racing this weekend?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

don't make me blow my whistle.

It was sports night at church tonight.  As with anything, I feel it is necessary to dress the part, no matter the occasion.  Tonight was no different, so I put on my ref gear and made Ashley be a faux dodgeball player.  Too legit to quit.

Put me in, Coach.

Setting the standards for sporty muscles.

While I was jumping up and down screaming obnoxious things about how cool it is to be a referee, this 3rd grader simply says "do you do that for exercise?".  Bless you, child.  Yes, I act crazy and call it exercise.  Calorie scorcher for sure. 

Lord willing that I am able to get up out of bed bright and early in the a.m., I'm planning on doing an EASY 3 miles.  Easy, I said.  I make no promises, but I'd like for it to happen.  Except I'm at school from 9-9.  Bummer.  Tomorrow also starts voting for Team Refuel.  Be sure to vote for me, Kelsey G, for awesomeness.  Thank you and God bless America.  (sorry I'm weird)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Triple Tangent Tuesday

1.  I ran today.  Sort of.  I walked more than I ran.  But I moved my body. For 7 miles. And I've lost 6 pounds since yesterday morning.  Who am I??  And no, I did not celebrate with cupcakes.  But my coworker brought these to work the other day, and they look just dandy.

Mmmmm sin.

2.  I bought two new running books today.  They aren't the usual "how to" books I usually buy that just talk about how to run; they actually tell stories about running.  One was What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami.  The other was My Life On The Run by Bart Yasso.  I can't wait to add these to my stack of "must read" selections that I have building up.

3.  John Smartt might be one of the oldest members of Knoxville Track Club.  He loyally comes to almost every 5k with a timex around his neck and his trusty walker.  On Labor Day, he competed in the track club's mile race and even did it in the rain!  Inspired?  You should be.  He even beat my friend Chelsea at a race recently and she is 22!!!  No excuses not to exercise after seeing this man.

Racing in the rain.  Get it, John Smartt

What are three super cool things on your mind right now? Read any good books lately?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend Recap

After doing pretty much nothing on Friday and Saturday (and missing the most EPIC southern runner/blogger meet up everrrr), I was super ready to volunteer at a local race on Sunday.  I was formally titled "volunteer coordinator", but ended up being a finish line attendant and the person who gave out awards.  It was a beautiful morning to run a 15k through a challenging, but scenic course.  This race gave me some behind the scenes, hands-on experience for the race that I will be directing myself in April.  I'm soooo nervous but so excited about it. 

Teeny tiny finish line for a small race.

What a crew!

In other news, be on the lookout for some product reviews and/or giveaways.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve and a slew of products to review.  Yay.  Oh, and don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!!!!  Enter, then tell yo friends!!

Happy Monday!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Christmas in September! (GIVEAWAY)

That's right.  It could be Christmas in September for someone out there because I'M DOING A GIVEAWAY!!!  And since we all know that when Christmas comes, you don't know what you are getting until that morning.  Right??  Sooo, you are going to have to trust that I'm hosting an awesome giveaway and sign up with blind faith.  I pinky promise it'll be something super awesome!!  You know you love surprises!!

So, the rules you may ask?  Gain your ticket (or entry) to the Polar Express by doing one or all of the following:

1.  Leave a comment telling me the best thing you ever got for Christmas!  (+1 Entry)
2.  Become a follower and tell me you did so.  (+1 Entry)
3.  Like me on facebook HERE!!  (+1 Entry)
4.  Follow me on Twitter.  @the_gogirl  (+1 Entry)
5.  Tweet about the giveaway or include it in your blog (+1 Entry)

Remember to leave me one comment with each thing that you did!  I'll be picking a winner on September 15 at 11:59 Eastern Time.  Good luck :)