I was lucky enough to head down to Fort Myers with my K-TWIN team for the Twins’ 2013 spring training. Four beautiful days in paradise with sunshine, the ocean and baseball. A perfect vacation.
I can’t believe I forgot the anniversary of this
hilarious horrible event.
Yes, I blew up my dad’s van. No, I have no idea how. Yes, it was an accident.
Happy weekend, all!
I’m out of shape. No, really. Winter has kicked my butt and since it isn’t quite warm enough to start running outside on a daily basis, I am starting a new challenge — indoors — to get myself ready for swimsuit weather.
30 Days of Yoga.
Yes, I am going to do 30 yoga classes in 30 days. And because I have commitment issues (who doesn’t?), I’m using my blog and social media to keep me on track. So thank you in advance.
Here goes nothing.
Day 1 – Monday, March 11 (7:15pm)
- First class: Introduction to Yoga at Life Time Fitness – St. Louis Park (Instructor: Jennifer L.)
Jennifer has always been one of my favorite instructors at LTF, it has just been a LONG time since I have been to one of her classes. It was a butt-kicking — in the best way! — but it was all worth it as I was in Savasana at the end of the class. I actually almost dozed off. Whoops.
One down. Boom. Namaste!
Day 2 – Tuesday, March 12 (12:00pm)
- Second class: Yoga Sculpt at Life Time Fitness – St. Louis Park (Instructor: Katie H.)
The class was described as a ‘yoga class with hand weights and added strength challenges performed in a warm room’; there was no description telling me how hard it was going to be! Honestly, one of the most intense classes I have ever taken at LTF. We used weights while transitioning through Reverse Warrior, Warrior 2 and Chair Pose and by the end of the class, I was very sweaty and very tired.
My legs hurt, my abs hurt and I have a hard time sitting down. 28 more to go!
Day 3 – Wednesday, March 13 (7:15pm)
- Third class
I’m trying to be nice so I’m not going to include the name of the class, where I took it or the instructor’s name because it was the worst yoga class I have ever taken. If I had never taken a yoga class and this was my first, I would never go back. The instructor never stopped talking and beside being so condescending, he was just a big Debbie Downer. He legit talked about all of things that could kill us for the first 15 minutes of the class (FYI: Your computer is on the list). BUT tempo wise, it was just what I needed after a tough first two days. I was very sore so not having to push myself too hard was right up my alley. Felt great to just stretch and hold the poises.
Let’s hope I’m walking better tomorrow.
Day 4 – Thursday, March 14
- A long day of work and meetings led me to a very early bedtime (9pm!). Behind by one.
Day 5 – Friday, March 15 (6:00am)
- Fourth class: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Life Time Fitness – St. Louis Park (Instructor: Carol M.)
I had a very busy day which meant my only opportunity to fit in a class was at 6am. I’m definitely not a morning person but it felt great to get it over with and be done with it for the rest of the day.
Day 6 – Saturday, March 16
- Behind by two at this point. Just too busy on Saturday to fit in a class.
Day 7 – Sunday, March 17
- Behind by three, thanks to a very early morning at work and feeling under the weather. Decided to take a 3.5 hour nap over going to a class.
Day 8 – Monday, March 18 (12:00pm)
- Fifth class: Hot Vinyasa Yoga at Life Time Fitness – St. Louis Park (Annie H.)
Perfect addition to my birthday!
Day 9 – Tuesday, March 19th
- Down by three. I’m starting to build a pretty deep hole, which means lots of two-a-days in my future. Committed to finishing my goal…
So excited for this announcement! I’ll be joining the K-TWIN Radio team with radio pro Mark Rider and Twins favorite Ron Coomer! So excited to get things underway!
You can catch us Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm on FM 96.3 K-TWIN starting Monday, March 4th!
Not on Twitter? Head over to my Facebook page and tell me why you would like to go!!!
I’ll draw the winners this Saturday, January 12th! Best of luck and I hope to see you all out at the Hive this season!
(Tickets will be left at will-call. While I would love to pay for your travel costs, that just isn’t going to happen. Beer and hot dogs, I can handle!)
I had a really great time in the MLB Fan Cave but now it is time to find a job that I love and settle into it. Cue: My Demo Reel.
There are still a few things to add but I am so happy with the finished product — Marcus Taplin did an amazing job putting together my demo and I can’t wait to get it out there to the masses (or just a few agencies).
Thanks for watching!
Here is a new trend I love. It’s called a Reverse French Manicure and I was introduced to it by Kaley Cuoco, the cute blond on The Big Bang Theory. She rocked this look on David Letterman (here’s the interview, check out the 1:15 mark) and I couldn’t wait to duplicate it in two of my favorite colors – maroon and gold!
I had my first Reverse French Manicure done at a salon, but was able to replicate the design at home by myself. And trust me, if I can do it, you can do it! Here are some easy steps to follow:
1. Once your nails are ready to be painted (you know the drill), paint two light coats on the top half of your nails using the gold* polish.
2. Dip a Q-Tip into nail polish remover, dabbing off the excess on a piece of paper towel.
3. Use the Q-Tip like a paint brush and ‘wipe off’ the curve you would like for your Reverse French Manicure. This part is the trickiest but you’re almost done!
4. Once you’ve finished making your curves, take your the maroon polish and carefully paint up to the edge of your first nail polish color. Because the curve is similar to your cuticle shape, it isn’t that difficult to get the color even along the edge.
5. Finish with a top coat and let it dry!
(*Or whatever color your heart desires!)
Here is the manicure I did at home by myself. On this one, I used matte colors and really liked the outcome — although I will definitely be rocking the maroon and gold look at University of Minnesota events all year long!
I’ve watched 353 games since arriving in New York City on March 24th and by the end of today, I’ll have added another 14 to the total. Really, the MLB Fan Cave has barely scratched the surface. But in the 36 days since we watched the Mariners and the Athletics open the season in Japan, a lot has happened here at 4th & Broadway. We got to ring the NASDAQ bell with Tim Brosnan and Harold Reynolds. Mike and Mike came and broadcasted their show from the Fan Cave. We joined Kevin Millar, Al Leiter and Sean Casey as they helped light up the Empire State Building in honor of Opening Day. Aaron Lewis, the frontman from Staind, performed some of his solo stuff for us during the first MLBFanCave.com Concert Series show. We cheered on the Marlins as they opened their spanking new stadium while Far East Movement performed in our living room. Millar and Chris Rose broadcasted Intentional Talk from our couch. Three of the Nationals’ starting pitchers — Gio Gonzalez, Edwin Jackson & Ross Detwiler — were the first players to visit the Cave during the 2012 season. Bernie Williams came and hung out. The Fray performed. The Angels stopped by, bringing Peter Bourjos, LaTroy Hawkins, Howie Kendrick & Mark Trumbo along. On Jackie Robinson Day, the Cave Dwellers spent the afternoon with Sharon Robinson, a moment I’ll never forget. UFC Fighter Jon ‘Bones’ Jones came by the Cave, just days before defending the light heavyweight UFC Championship. We celebrated 100 years at Fenway Park with Jim Rice & Wally the Green Monster (AND the Red Sox World Championship trophies). The Minnesota Twins took over the Cave with visits from Joe Mauer, Matt Capps, Brian Duensing & Liam Hendriks (with post-game visits from Glen Perkins & Jeff Gray). Bonnie Raitt stopped by. Eddie Mata and I were on FOX’s Player Poll with Greg Amsinger, our segment currently being replayed at ballparks across the country. The Giants took over Manhattan and made Ashley Chavez the happiest girl in the world with visits from Sergio Romo & Pablo Sandoval. Red Sox fans from across New York City took over the Cave to celebrate the 100 year anniversary at Fenway, although Eddie Mata’s Yankees didn’t leave them with a win. Omar Miller from CSI: Miami randomly found himself at the corner of 4th & Broadway and came in to check out his fantasy team on the Cave Monster. We watched Phil Humber pitch a perfect game for the White Sox. Penn Jillette stopped by and all of us realized our futures in magic are limited. Logan Morrison of the Miami Marlins came back and took us on what has to be most uninformative tour in New York City history. Our fourth MLBFanCave.com Concert Series featured Daughtry with a surprise visit from Yankees relief pitcher Cody Eppley. The Tigers brought in Miguel Cabrera and Collin Balester, who wouldn’t agree to go easy on my Twins regardless of how many times I asked. The next day, we got to help surprise Justin Verlander’s biggest fan – 11 year-old Shayna Hersh – with a visit from the MVP/Cy Young winner, a day that left most of the Fan Cave in tears.
Yes, the month of April has been ridiculous and life here in New York City doesn’t appear to be slowly down anytime soon. Some days I feel the need to pinch myself because I can’t believe this is my life. I’m truly a blessed baseball fan.
Check out some of my favorite photos — most from my time with the Minnesota Twins — and keep checking in at MLBFanCave.com as the season continues. You can also follow along on Twitter with @MLBFanCave & @Lindsay Guentzel.
Let’s Go Twins!