Happy High Five Friday!
5 from Instagram – I share more pics on Instagram and Instagram Stories. Are you following me? Please do!
1 ) Over the river and through the woods makes my heart happy. Deer flies do not.
2 ) Life is definitely too short not to have donuts.
3 ) Cooper may look like he’s smiling but he’s probably thinking “Why me?!?!”
4 ) A bed of pine needles and moss along my run. Heavenly.
5 ) Pro tip: When you want someone to take a pic of you, ask the person with the biggest camera to do it. They know how to get a good picture!
5 Good Reads
1 ) My Choice to Share – It infuriates me that so many people feel the need to spew their nasty thoughts to try to tear others down for being themselves. Why does social media have to be the land of picture perfect and fakeness?
2 ) Prepare to Be Delighted by This Badass Squad of 80 Year Old Ballers – Warning: you’ll probably shed a tear watching this video. These ladies are so freakin’ cute and so completely badass. I love this quote on why one woman starting playing basketball in her 70s – “You only have one life. What the hell?” Yasssss.
3 ) Why I Choose to Tackle Really Long Rides by Myself – The author of this article is a cyclist but you could easily sub in runner, hiker, etc and have the same story. A woman alone and all the horror stories of what could happen. “I am starting to think that seeing a woman riding alone can ignite a sense of fear in others. When they are telling me I can’t do something, they’re actually projecting their own fears onto me. If they feel that they can’t do something, then surely I can’t do it either—because I’m a woman and I’m small and I’m alone.” What do you think?
4 ) Why Being Last is Awesome – I love this post from Jes. I know that I have felt that fear of – Will I be able to keep up? – when meeting a new running group. Because, God forbid I’m last! But she makes a very valid point – “Being at the back of the pack isn’t about being slow. It’s about being someone who takes on challenging things and doesn’t give up when they get hard”.
5 ) Ode to the 13 Minute Mile – It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the comparison trap. At 39 years, I’m better than I was 10 years ago but I still have my moments when I see someone running x:xx pace and thinking why can’t I do that? But you know what? “They” are not me. And I am not “they”. So I’m just going to keep doing my own thing and you do yours.
What would you like to High 5 today?