Three Things Thursday

First up, last night’s workout with Michael: “The Filthy Fifty” crossfit workout for time.

  • 50 Box jumps
  • 50 Jumping pull-ups
  • 50 Kettlebell swings 
  • 50 Walking Lunges (50 each leg)
  • 50 Knees to elbows 
  • 50 Push press  (I did 35 lbs, hubs did 45 lbs)
  • 50 Back extensions  (Like sit ups for your back.)
  • 50 Wall ball shots
  • 50 Burpees   
  • 50 Double unders  (That’s jumping rope with the rope passing under your feet twice. I did 100 normal jump ropes because I’m not that talented.)

It took me an hour to do that workout and it was HARD. Tonight is a tempo run…if my body cooperates and isn’t in too much pain. And then Friday is more torture from Michael.


It’s been awhile since I’ve done a three things Thursday, so let’s get to it. Today’s three things are random things I love about my husband. (Feel free to gag.)


Are you sick of this picture yet?    Well…TOO BAD cuz it’s my favorite.

1.  He loves my best friend as much as I do.

Let’s face it. Guys don’t always love their significant other’s friends. My best friend, Lisa, lives near me so she’s a constant presence in my life. If they didn’t like each other, it would make social activites so much harder because I always want both of them there. It does help having the most awesome best friend in the world that is impossible to dislike, however it’s one of the things I’m most grateful for.

+10 Husband Points: Hubs bought me Britney tickets for my birthday – and got an extra ticket so Lisa could go with us. Yep. Pretty awesome.

2.  He loves to do different and new things.

I have a lot of friends that have significant others that aren’t really into trying new things or would rather stay home. (*cough*Tom-go to Incubus with us*cough*) My hubs will pretty much do anything he thinks sounds like it has a remote chance of being fun. He’s definitely more open to new things than I am.

He loves to hoop and is really good at it.


He drinks Guinness. Ok, that’s not different or new. I just think he looks really cute in this picture.


He loves to dress up in costume.  (Rob Zombie, anyone?)

He doesn’t mind photo bombing drag queens.

Overall, he’s just about open to anything. Even if he really doesn’t want to do something in particular (like watching The Back-up Plan), he’ll most likely do it just because I want to. Or because I pout.

3. He’s responsible with money and pays bills on time.

His money is his and my money is mine. While we split the bills, we still have seperate accounts. He can do whatever he wants with his money. We both spend money on things we really like (movies, concerts) but then we will usually forego other things that don’t mean as much (dinners and drinking out, expensive vacations) to make up for it. And more importantly, we live within our means. We really want to go to Alaska this year, but we need a new A/C for the house. First things first.

This may seem silly, but I can’t tell you how many people I hear bitch about how their significant other is horrible with money and that every month is a struggle. Everytime I hear about this issue in relationships, I think how awesome it is that I don’t have to worry about it and that my hubs knows how to prioritize things in his life.

Ok, so that wasn’t too sappy, right?

What does your significant other do that you love?

Updated: If you are single, feel free to tell me what you love about me! 🙂


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18 responses to “Three Things Thursday

  1. Nope, it wasn’t too sappy! It’s always nice to remember and talk about the good things and wonderful things about someone.. 🙂 Nice pics, too!

  2. Katie G

    I refuse to answer because this post discriminates against those who don’t have significant others.

    And also because I don’t have a significant other. *cries*

  3. Awww, that was sweet, but only 3 things?? ha. I’m kidding. I’m impressed with the money division… hubs and I have had a joint account since BEFORE we were married. He was notorious for overdrafting. It might help that I’m an accountant. It works for us but we are both a little tight with our money…. and I make him ask if it’s okay to buy something. 🙂 ((No, for real))

  4. Wellllll I”m single… but someday I hope to find me a husband with pretty much those three things! lol

  5. Your husband seems like such an open-minded, sweet guy! I love hearing about your dynamics…that must be the therapist in me. And please continue to recycle that picture-it’s a great one!

    I love how Mark is with my family and friends. I have never had to be anxious about him meeting new people, or felt like I needed to “babysit”. He literally fit in since day 1, which made all my family and friends respond to him warmly, with open arms. I love his demeanor, in general!

  6. 2blu2btru

    Sounds like you have a pretty AWESOME husband who suits you well. 🙂 That workout sounds scary hard, but has to be great for shaping your body. One of these days, I’ll try the Tepid Ten version of it 😉

    1. Mr. Perfect will sit through a romantic comedy with me and try to have an honest to goodness discussion about it later. CUTE! 🙂 He also watches Bridezillas with me.
    2. He will drive 1 1/2 and hang out while I work one Saturday a month for HOURS without (much) complaint.
    3. He always compliments my cooking and expresses his appreciation of me taking time to cook him something.

  7. Love this post! I sometimes feel like women just bitch and bitch about their husbands, why stay with them then?!

    Three things I love about my husband:
    1) he has made dinner every night this week so far. Love him being done teaching for the summer!
    2) He is running a half with me in September. Well we are doing the same race, but he refuses to run it with me because he thinks I will be faster. Too bad he’s 6’2 and I’m 5’2.
    3) Because he puts up with me, haha

    We have a joint account for everything house related, which we opened when we bought our house. Then we both have our own money to do whatever with. It works for us!

  8. Sounds like a good hubby to me! I love mine for his insanity. He stands out from the crowd, makes me laugh and treats me well!

  9. After living together for over 3 years my bf still walks me out in the morning. I leave to work at 4:30 am and he has been walking me out even before I moved in. I thought maybe after living together he would stop but he still does it. He doesn’t go into work until 8 am so he wakes up way earlier than he has to. I love that he does that 🙂

  10. 2 things to comment — one, your husband really does look like he can hula hoop. and two, love the pic of him w/the drag queens.
    Love my Mr. because…
    1. He always compliments me.
    2. He smells super good at all times.
    3. He’s super funny and handsome. (cheated on that one cause I said 2).
    There’s lots more but I wanted to keep this comment contained. Ha!

  11. Super cute post! My heart did a “mini melt/awe” at the gushiness of it all.

    I no longer have a significant other – so I will tell you that I love your striped shirt in the first pic of this posting 🙂

  12. My husband is always working to better our family. Whether it’s moving up in his career, fixing the car himself, or building something for the house HIMSELF. I have a lot of friends whose husbands have zero drive.

  13. adrianna

    ridiculously single…so…
    i love how bad ass your work-outs are! inspiring chic.

  14. That workout looks amazing. I was looking for something different to do on days I’m not running and this would fit fantastically. Thanks for a great idea.

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