High Five Friday

High Five Friday September 1 2017 happyfitmama.com

Happy High Five Friday!

I know I say it every month but can you believe it’s September 1st and it’s the beginning of Labor Day weekend?  Where does the time go?!?!  I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the weekend to it’s fullest.

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

1 ) That sunrise…swoon.

2 ) Dirty, stinky, happy.  Disconnecting is good for the soul.

3 ) Lakes. Mountains. Blue sky. Just a few of my favorite things in one place.

4 ) I’m seeing more and more of these around town.  I don’t like it one bit!

5 ) Never stop exploring.

5 Good Reads

1 ) Calling It a Day – I thought this was a very interesting article.  If you were running a race and your child (or family member) wanted you to take a DNF because they were concerned for your well being, would you abide or would you continue on?  It’s a tough call that has lots of factors.  This Mother Runner made that call.  What would you do?

2 ) My Race Attire is Not an Invitation for Rape – I still can’t believe that this stuff is being said.  Sadly, it is.  Maybe it was from a troll looking to get a reaction.  Maybe it was an idiot who really had that thought.  Nevertheless, it needs to be addressed AGAIN. “The length of my shorts is not an indication of interest, invitation, or consent.”  I saw two guys running in nothing but Speedo’s at Beach to Beacon 10K a few weeks ago.  Do you think anyone thought that their attire meant they were asking to be raped?

3 ) People Who Post Their Fitness Routines to Facebook Have Psychological Problems – The WORLD is crazy then. Did we really need a study to determine this? 🙂

4 ) We Must Change the Narrative Around Women’s Sports – This is really interesting and brought up a lot of great points.  Why do we remember notable men’s finishing times for certain distances but women only get that they completed something?  For instance, Katherine Switzer.  We know she was the first registered woman who ran the Boston Marathon.  But do we know her finishing time?  The 4:30 mile…let’s see it get the big spotlight it deserves.

5 ) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Setbacks – The past two years have felt like nothing but setback after setback with each injury I get.  And then when I’m not injured, I’m worrying about when I will get injured again.  It’s not a good thing. I can’t say that I’ll ever stop worrying or fully embrace setbacks but this quote really does put it into a new perspective -> “When you realize the setback is the path, the game changes.”

What would you like to High 5 today?



8 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. I can’t believe it’s September already! I’m on the fence about summer ending – on one hand, I’m still loving time on the lake and on the other hand I’m so ready for cooler temps, changing leaves, and fall running!
    I absolutely love your sunrise running pictures – talk about stunning!
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  2. Setbacks suck ,but I think that, especially with my back and then getting pregnant, they are indeed just part of the narrative. You have to embrace all parts of your life, even if they suck at the time.

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