Athletics Magazine

I Might Change My Name

By Brisdon @shutuprun

Please tell me I am not the only one who sometimes wakes up at 3:00 a.m., never goes back to sleep because her mind is racing, then finally surrenders and just gets up and make the strongest cup of coffee at 5:00 a.m. I know I need more sleep than that. I just know it. But, like Katy Perry I am Wide Awake, wake, wake, wake (does that song have any other lyrics?).

It is now 5:38 a.m. It is snowing. Yes, snowing. I don’t know where that came from because last I heard those fancy meteorologists said nothing about snow for today (although I was kind of consumed by Grey’s Anatomy). Liars.

One reason I may be wired is because I finally did it. I finally bought a new car. Well, it is new to me with only 5,000 miles on it. Heck I could run that far (over a span of 29 years).

I know that someone who owned the car before was named Candi because their phone was still programmed into the Bluetooth thingee. I wish I had a cute name like that. Maybe you should all start calling me Kitti. Which reminds me, sometimes it’s fun to find out what  your stripper name would be if you decided to take on that vocation – try it HERE and tell me in the comments because it will make me laugh. Mine is:

Lexus Hardpassion

SWEET! I feel sexier already.

You are going to roll your eyes, because after a couple months of looking for a car and driving my family completely nuts with my indecision, I did not end up with one of the cars I told you I might get. In fact, I completely deviated from practicality. Why, you say? Well, ten years ago when I bought the Explorer we had just had our second kid. I was doing a lot of hauling kids and crap around so I thought we needed the extra room. Now that I am 45 and my kids are big(ger), I am making a new statement about my life. That statement is that I am sleek, sporty and fast (I like to lie to myself). I am Lexus Hardpassion. Which would make you think I bought a Lexus, but you would be wrong. I got a…

2012 Nissan Maxima. If you haven’t heard this is called a “4DSC” – Four Door Sport’s Car. It even says so on the window so it must be true.


Do you want to see a picture? Kind of blurry, but you get the idea. It’s a sweet ride. Come over and I’ll take you for a spin.


See! I do own clothing that isn’t tech fabric or spandex

No, I’m not sure where I’ll store all my crap for triathlons or camping trips. But, I do know it has heated leather seats and that is really all I wanted. I may have broken it in last night with a fart or two. On the heated leather. Now it is officially mine.

And, I get to drive it up to Beaver Creek (near Vail) this weekend for the Girls on the Run Retreat, which makes me very happy.

By the way, I was surprised at how emotional it was saying goodbye to my old hunk of crap car. Emma even cried. It’s weird how many memories you have wrapped up in a car from road trips to puking to taking kids to school from pre-K to high school.  Sigh. Life just keeps moving on.

Did you figure out your name? Do tell.

What car would you buy if money and practicality were not concerns?


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