Happy High Five Friday!
Ahhhhh. It feels so good to have Friday here again. Did it seem like a really long week to anyone else? I’m more than ready for the weekend. I’ll even have some extra time on my hands since I’m officially tapering for the Leaf Peepers Half next weekend. Maybe I’ll actually be able to squeeze in my favorite Sunday yoga class? It’s been way too long since I got to play with fun inversions.
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Fire in the sky on an early morning run. I had no idea the sky looked like this until I came around a corner and saw the sky light up in a brilliant orange. So beautiful!
How cute is this mug? My friend Heather posted a similar one on Insta and I fell in love with it. I got mine from T.J. Max but there’s a ton on Amazon too. I wish they made running mugs!
I love summer and the warm temps we are enjoying still but…I’m secretly hoping for cooler temps just to be able to wear this outfit from prAna. The Kara Jean and Lucia Sweater will be my staple for the next 6 (or more) months. Start shopping and get 15% off your prAna.com order with code PFS16HFM at checkout!
Who likes leftovers for lunch? This girl! Especially when it’s loaded with fresh from the garden tomatoes, avocado and zoodles with leftover roasted chicken. Yummmmmm!
Sunrise at the track. I was so not in the mood for a track workout this week. I did an extra long warm up before getting there in hopes that I’d feel better about it. I didn’t. But I did it anyway. The good thing about it? Being done. Although that’s my thoughts on most track workouts.
Mountains for Breakfast – There are so many good pieces in this article but this one stands out to me -> Because I am a mother runner – “I am part of a Tribe of women who set out in pre-dawn or post-practice hours to push their own limits all while they keep other human beings alive, loved, and thriving. But also, because I am brave enough. And strong enough. And tough enough. Because *I am enough*”.
Are You Safe on the Run? – With the murders of three runners last month, running safety has been on the fore front of everyone’s mind. I’ve been leery to run alone in the early morning. I’m even bringing mace with me on broad daylight runs (which I never used to do). Sarah shares great tips that she learned at a running safety event. I’ve made some of the switches already. You should too!
How Do You Define Athlete? – I’ve run across this a few times. I’ve even thought it towards myself. If I’m a runner, am I an athlete? What makes an athlete? Someone who places in their age group or wins prizes at races? To me, it’s someone who trains hard towards a goal (any goal!) and competes against others or themselves. What do you think?
The Complete List of Lewd Sounding Town Names in America – For all those who love 13 year old boy humor (like me!). I grew up near Spread Eagle, Wisconsin and giggled each time I said it.
Becoming a Real Runner – We all started somewhere. Amanda’s story of her hill reminded me of my own hill. It was the hill that I’d always give myself permission to take a walk break up whenever I was out on a run. Over time, that hill became just another hill that I would run up. I laugh now because it doesn’t even seem like that big of a hill now. It reminds me of the saying – Running is never easy. You just become stronger.
What would you like to High Five today?