High Five Friday

high-five-friday-september-9-2016-happyfitmama-comHappy High Five Friday!

What is it with holiday weeks? I swear this work week was way longer than 4 days. Friday couldn’t come fast enough.

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  1. Catch me if you can! This is by far one of my favorite places to snap a pic while out on a run.
  2. Trail pondering. Kailey and I did 8.6 miles of a new to us trail Monday morning. Things stayed interesting when a fellow runner spooked us when it looked like he had a black face mask on as he came running towards us. Dude. It wasn’t that cold! FYI – It was just a black hat. At the end of the trail we came up behind a man walking with a shot gun. He was a hunter but still. We turned around rather quickly and high tailed it out of there.
  3. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” – Oprah Winfrey -> YES!!
  4. Tighten up that ponytail! It’s go time!
  5. Running long seems so short with friends. 14 miles of chatting and random paces with Nicole on a Saturday morning.

5 Things

  1. Do You Know What to Do if Your Life is in Danger While on a Run – With the recent murders of 3 runners last month, safety while running is on everyone’s mind. This is a must listen!
  2. What I Really Wish I Would Have Said to the Teacher Who Called About My Child’s Behavior – Everyone’s thoughts are on back to school right now. This is totally awesome. Let’s acknowledge more good please!
  3. Things Fictional Runners Do That We Just Laugh At – Seriously. I always laugh at #1, #2, #6 and #7 – Can we get a runner on set please?
  4. 10 Ways to Raise Brave Girls – The thing with having boy/girl twins is that I see how differently boys and girls are at the same age. I try to encourage both of my kids to be brave and let them do their own thing. This -> “Bravery is learned. Build it into our girls’ hearts, brains and bodies now and we’ll raise a new generation of badass female forces”. YES!
  5. Runner’s World Half & Festival – Remember when I said had more race coming up in October. I’m headed to Pennsylvania for the Runner’s World Half & Festival October 14-16 as an influencer. I’ve been wanting to do this race for years so I’m quite excited. I’m registered for all 4 (!!!!) races – 3.8 trail on Friday, 5k and 10k on Saturday and Half on Sunday. I can guarantee I won’t be racing all 4. I was questioning if my body could handle all the mileage but hey – when in Rome Bethlehem – you gotta run ALL the races, right?!?! If you want to join me, you can get 10% off your registration with code HappyFitMamaBlog at checkout. It’s going to be crazy fun!


I want to keep the High 5 Friday love going so this week I’m starting High 5 Friday LINK LOVE! It’s a way for you to share a favorite post from the week so more eyes can see it. Please only share one post and make sure it’s related to running, fitness, health or a healthy recipe.

I hope you’ll link up and maybe find some new blogs to read. I know I’m always looking for more!

15 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. Love that quote by Oprah it is soooooooo true!!! That’s what I love about fitness in general…totally up to you what you get out of it. And YIKES for hunters with shotguns on your runs, how funny and scary!

  2. I think that is the MOST amazing running picture – the one with the runners painted on the building!! Ha! I have never heard of RW weekend- I have to look into that. I am surprised nobody in my rocknblog group has mentioned it.

  3. That trail run sounds so creepy- and you even had a buddy! Good thing you weren’t alone.

    I’m so excited that you’re doing RW!! I loved it last year. AND you’ll be only an hour ish from me… I’ll be fresh off the marathon and not running but I’ve got to see if I can come cheer and hang out a little!

  4. Love the sound of the Runner’s World Half & Festival! Sounds like a challenge I would sign up for also…just to do it…purely for the experience! Enjoy!!!

    Also…wanted to share with you that because of your posts about SUP YOGA, I tried a class a few weeks ago! Yes, I fell in the water (happened to be the Seattle August weekend that temps dropped about 20 degrees, so it was only about 68-70 with cloudy skies). Class was fun and I will most likely try more next summer!!

  5. That trail run sounds creepy – glad you were safe! The RW weekend sounds so fun – that will be a great experience! Some year I’d like to do it, but PA is such a far trip from Seattle that who knows when I’d get out there. Have a great weekend!

  6. I love the outside article you shared and am listening to the podcast about safety. Thanks for posting them. I’m glad you were safe on your run and you weren’t running alone.

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