Tuesday, March 8, 2011

where all the magic happens ... M-tv Cribs - KC edition

maybe the title of this post needs a little explanation, especially if you aren't familiar with M-tv Cribs. MTV or CMT Cribs (the name depends on which channel it airs) is a franchise reality television program on the MTV Networks' MTV and later its CMT channel that features tours of the houses and mansions of celebrities. the first show aired September 2000. by 2005, Cribs had featured tours of the homes of over 185 celebrities, musicians, actors, and athletes over the course of 13 seasons. the show was originally narrated by Ananda Lewis, then narrated by SuChin Pak of MTV News. so my point is, that everytime the tour got to the master bedroom, the featured celebrity would say, "this is where all the magic happens."

for some strange reason, that line always stayed in my head. so, without further ado, please join me on a tour of the room in my house where a lot of the magic happens. magic meaning, hard work and sweat equity.  i can't even begin to tell you how many miles i've ridden on the trainer in this room or how many tons of weights i've lifted in there but it has been lots. my favorite time spent in there is when the j-man is riding right next to me, which is rare but every now and then we can coordinate it, usually in the winter or on rainy days.
the pain cave

oh you fancy, huh? yes, these Boston medals get a home of their very own. i bought this medal holder 3 years ago. why did it take me so long to hang? the clock hanging above that looks like a 25 pound weight has so much history. i'll save that for another day.
one of my favorite marathons was the one i ran with the j-man. actually we ran several together but this Disney one in 2002 was our first one running together, that's why we had it framed professionally. now if i could just figure out how to get him running again ...any suggestions?
this past weekend's project
i'd like to give the credit for this idea, of putting the medals on a curtain rod, to Marlene in Ontario Canada who has a really nice blog titled, Mission to a(nother) marathon. after reading her post last thursday and seeing the way she had her medals displayed, i knew i was on a mission to a(nother) weekend project, besides my usual weekend project of training, training and training.
one of my favorite posters ...Marilyn Monroe bench pressing dumbbells. one of my favorite former personal training client's gave it to me as a gift. thank you hot mama (her nickname)!

thanks for visiting my gym and next time you're in tampa, holla atcha girl and maybe i'll invite you over to workout in the room where all the magic happens.
much love and peace out!

37 comments:

  1. great looking room and great idea on the medals from marlene to you to the Baha Casa for sure.

    have you tried ridiculing j-man into running again. Us men, we have egos and berating us gets us going.

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  2. I like what you've done with the place! You have soooo many medals, and I think that's just awesome! Putting them on a curtain rod was a great idea.

    Hey, I've got the same grey trainer as you guys do...

    Have a blessed week.

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  3. LOVE THIS!

    Heather framed all of our medals and stuff in shadow boxes. When we finish the basement, I will have to post tons of pictures of her handy work haha.

    It's funny aside from your bedroom, I bet that is where you spend the most time in your house haha!

    Keep up the good work! Thanks again for your advice the other day. Helped me out a lot!

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  4. Cool ideas for my pain cave, with the added benefit of cleaning out my underwear drawer. (That's where my medals are now)

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  5. Nice workout room. Dig the Marilyn photoigraph. Cool stuff.

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  6. The curtain rod for the medals is a very good idea. Looks very nice KC!

    Dig the pain cave!

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  7. I'm going to be at the Ironman store in a couple hours. I'll stop by the cave while I'm over there. Do you have key hidden somewhere???

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  8. Thanks guys! It has always been my favorite room in the house but now even more.

    Jason - i may need to try getting mean b/c obviously nicely asking and begging isn't working so well.
    Matthew - that gray trainer is more than 15 years old! From Performance bike. It's like a Timex watch!
    Matty O - you're welcome for my 2 cents worth. Can't wait to see pics of H's artistic touch in the basement.
    Jim - funny where we chose to store our medals. Mine was in a shoebox, top shelf, in the hall closet.
    Bob - if i were at home, i'd say bring your bike and meet me at flatwoods. Whatcha buying at the IM store???

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  9. holy
    freaking
    medals.

    awesome.

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  10. I love the new wall decorations, that is quite the medal collection! Thanks for giving us a tour!

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  11. WOOT! What a medal feast!
    That is on incredible Pain Cave...and that poster rocks:)

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  12. Very cool!

    Not to be a total smartass, but did you mention "winter"? In FL? ;)

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  13. What an awesome pain cave! I absolutely love the weight clock and Marilyn poster. I need to do some work in my room!

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  14. You have a very cool gym! I love all the inspiration and love the medals on the wall. Each year I just take a pic them throw them in a bag and start a new year. Probably how I lost my first marathon medal from 1997 *sigh*. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. almost makes me wish I'd kept some of those medals... the place looks nice

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  16. This is great KC! Thanks for sharing! My in-laws have the Marilyn poster in their gym and I always love to look at it! :)

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  17. Now that's a lot of medals! I love the idea of how to hang them!

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  18. Sweet pain cave! I love all your medals, pictures and posters!

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  19. Great idea for hanging medals! I love the Marilyn Monroe poster, too. I'd never seen that before. I'm looking forward to the clock story!

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  20. That's a great way to hang the medals. I might just have to copy that some day (when I get up to that many medals that is).

    I call this a very successful project!

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  21. Love the medal display. Very cool idea! It's great that you and your husband can share cycling/running, even if it's only occasionally. If I can get my husband to go to the gym or a short bike ride with me, it's a miracle. Hopefully someday...

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  22. HA Is Marilyn benching in jeans?? That is a cool poster. Great medal display!!

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  24. like the curtain rod idea! i know heidi is gonna have me setting that up now...

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  25. LOVE The Marilyn Monroe weight lifting poster! I am obsessed with her!

    And great weight clock-puts my bike room to shame!

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  26. I just read on cautiously audasious' blog that you were/are a personal trainer of 15 years. I am preparing to take a certifaction exam & want to get into the biz. Mind if I ask for some advice?! Anything you've got to help me get started or something you wish you would have know or did in the beginning. Thanks.

    Oh, and I love that clock! A lot!

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  27. Kiley, ask away! I'm full of it ...advise that is! You can email me at kristieconcepcion@gmail.com

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  28. I just stumbled on your site and I must say you are totally inspiring! Keep up the amazing work - and I love your "pain cave". :) Makes me think I should take some pics of my own!!!

    Take care!!!

    Katrina
    http://alibrarianontherun.tumblr.com

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  29. Love it!! I am also having the one framed that was the first one I did with the bf, and after doing his first marathon he said never again. So maybe it will be halfs after this!

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  30. Okay, you've done it now. I'm totally inspired to fix up my pain cave and actually start using it again.

    Thanks a lot.

    I don't have any medals, though. Guess I need to be in some races first, huh?

    Seriously, though - thank you! :-)

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  31. very cool! I hang all my race numbers and both my medals on the wall in my garage so all the neighbors can see and be jealous about!

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  32. KC this is sooo Awesome!! Love it! You are a rockin athlete! Look at all those medals!!

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  33. Whoa, yours walls are AWESOME! It is inspiring how much you have done!

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  34. the software is i movie ! good luck! like the medal rack. i use a key rack in the shape of a surfboard

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  35. Love it - holy cow you have a lot of medals!!

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