High Five Friday

High Five Friday March 3 2017 happyfitmama.com

Happy High Five Friday!

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1 ) No shorts and t-shirt running this week for me. Winter has returned. Sigh. It was nice while it lasted!

2 ) Bosu basement strength workout.  Did you see the workout I shared on Monday?

3 ) Afternoon snack delight with my favorite Stonyfield yogurt and fresh raspberries.

4 ) I’ve reached the point in marathon training where it’s double digits on a Tuesday.

5 ) How creepy is this clown? And I couldn’t stop singing “Everything is awesome!” while at Legoland. If you’ve seen the Lego movie, you know what I mean.

5 Things

1 ) Wheels Up 17 – #PressPause – When’s the last time you pressed pause in your busy day?  I know I usually fly from one thing to the next.  I love this post from Steph – “Make room to press pause each day. To breathe in and breathe out. To take in the moment. To give yourself credit and thanks for all that you do. Don’t skip the present. Align the body and the mind and make room for gratitude in your life.”

2 ) Finding My Runner’s High – Here’s another reminder to find gratitude in your run.

3 ) Shame on You Running Community – I’m sure by now you heard about the woman who cheated in a half marathon and claimed second place.  I by no means thing it is right that this person did this.  I can’t even fathom why someone would do that.  What I don’t understand is the need for the witch hunt and picking about this person’s life.  They should be punished for what they have done but I don’t think it needs to be an online blood bath.

4 ) Meet a Man Who’s Been Leaving a Cold Water Bottle for a Stranger – If you want some good news, here it is.  Nothing but pure kindness for others.  I love it!

5 ) Running for Fitness vs Running to Race – When I’m with my running friends, it seems completely normal to be striving for more miles and a higher intensity.  When I’m with non runner friends, I began to question my sanity.  Why do I do this to myself? After not really racing for a year, I can honestly say I would be happy to run and not race.  But for right now, I’m choosing to chase after goals.

What would you like to High 5 today?

10 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. Hey woman!!! So happy to be back and reading your words! I missed you!! Of course I have read none of these articles and cannot wait to dive in.
    I’m so excited for you to be in the double digits for your runs – go go go!!!! Have a great weekend! You raise me up 🙂
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  2. Great reads! And NO to the creepy clown. I probably didnt’ help with the Everything is Awesome bit by having it in my post yesterday lol Have a great weekend!

  3. I was sad to put my shorts and capris away this week too. It’s gonna be a chilly running weekend!

    Thanks for the link! I’m with you- loving the push for race goals but I also look forward to the stages when I can just run to run. I just feel the need to push back against the general instagram pressure to do more, more more as instead of creating better health, it often has the opposite effect in some women!

  4. My Apple watch has a “breathe” app, which forces me to stop and breathe for a minute. I wish I could do it every hour when it buzzes me, but the few times during the day that I pause what I’m doing to refocus and breathe are great for resetting my mindset.

  5. Soon we’ll be in shorts! I can’t wait for less layers. I’ve always wondered if I could run just to run and not race. I have figured out that I could train and not race but I don’t think I could run without goals or a training plan.

  6. I saw that creepy clown on Instagram and it did creep me out! Clowns are scary, even when they are Legos. And woohoo for double digit mid-week runs – those really mean it’s marathon training! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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