High Five Friday

High Five Friday March 24 2017 happyfitmama.com

Happy High Five Friday!

It’s. been a. week. Let’s jump right into the good stuff, k?

5 from Instagram – I share more pics on Instagram and Instagram Stories. Are you following me?  Please do!

The brighter the running clothes, the quicker the snow melts.  At least that’s my theory.  I’m absolutely LOVING the print on this Saucony shirt.  I have two other colors from previous years but this one fits better and feels softer. I love it so much that the tank has been ordered. Btw – the long sleeve is on sale!

Noshing on the No-Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars all week.  Peanut butter, oats and chocolate chips – please and thank you.

I haven’t done an Insta yoga challenge in forever so I jumped in on the Runner’s Love Yoga series. Chair pose on tip toes? Burning, burning, burning quads.

When you slice open the perfectly ripe avocado, you must share it on Instagram.

I couldn’t pass up #tbt and National Puppy Day without posting a pic of my Cooper on the first day we got him as a 6 month old puppy.  It’s hard to believe that was over 10 years ago!

5 Good Reads

7 Ways Running Make You a Better Person – I’m a little biased but I think the majority of runners are good souls.  Running is what brings out that good!

Stop Telling Women to Go in the Backcountry Alone – I’ve never been camping by myself.  And really, I don’t have a desire to. But if I did, the thought of what could happen would definitely keep me awake at night.  I mean, who else read the book Wild and was wondering the whole time when she was going to be attacked or raped while out hiking the PCT alone? Not saying that’s right but that’s what we almost expect. Food for thought -> Help us create a world that gives more women the confidence to be alone.”

Muscles and Miles: How One Ultrarunner Makes Room for Both – I had the pleasure of hearing Crystal talk at Rise.Run.Retreat last year.  Her belief in strength training is vital for running – on the road and trails – is so true. And I really like that she makes it simple with physical therapy type exercises and bands.  If you don’t already follow her on Instagram, you should. She shares her daily running and strength workouts and you can cheer her on when she does the Georgia Death Race soon.

When They Say Parenting was “Hard” This Isn’t What I Thought They Meant – Diapers, breastfeeding, bottles, and everything else was the easy part of parenting.  The rest of your lives is the hard part.

Finding Daily Magic – Do you believe in magic? It’s there every single day. It’s just some days you have to look a little (or A LOT) harder to find it. “I believe that there is magic to find every day. Whether it is a smile from a stranger while holding open the door, meeting a friend for coffee and having the most enlightening conversation, or spotting a seal in the bay on my morning run, I am motivated to get going in the morning in search of that magic.”

What would you like to High 5 today?

7 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. Couldn’t agree more about the avocado pic! LOL!! And I absolutely loved that article by Christine (obviously) and looking forward to reading the one about parenting because seriously, I don’t think you can articulate to another human just how hard it all is BUT you probably cannot convey how amazing it is either.

    Hope you have a better weekend run-wise my friend. Thinking of you :-)
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  2. Such diverse and meaningful picks. I especially liked your second pick. It’s hard for me to find the motivation to strength train, despite my knowledge of the benefits of it. Following Crystal will be a huge help in maintaining my strength routine to continue my progress as a runner. Thanks!
    Diana
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  3. I made those granola bars and they were awesome, thanks for sharing! Loved the parenting article… it’s so true. Loving someone so much is challenging!

  4. I loved the article by Christine – Crystal really transformed the way I looked at strength training and I’m noticing big differences in doing some of the exercises she talked about. I had the same thoughts when watching Wild – I kept worrying that she was going to be attacked. I sometimes resent that little handheld mace I carry when I run for that exact reason: it represents that our world doesn’t give women the confidence to be outside alone.

  5. I really think that I need that Saucony top. I love the colors and maybe a new running top will reinvigorate my running? Thanks for sharing the article about Crystal. She really left an impression on me! I hope that you’re having a good weekend and on your way to feeling better friend.

  6. Who can say no to no-bake? I’m lazy so apparently not me. Though, I’d be known to not put the ingredients together and just eat peanut butter and oats straight from the packaging lol.

    I think I’ll make them and be heavy handed with the cinnamon because that stuff is so healthy and I like the taste too. Do you use Ceylon cinnamon or the cassia type?

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