High Five Friday

High Five Friday September 15 2017 happyfitmama.com

Happy High Five Friday!

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

1 ) “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” Warrior on friends.

2 ) If you ever wondered what your pets do during the day when you aren’t home.  This is it.

3 ) I love yoga and I love yogurt granola bowls.

4 ) Throwing it back to sunrise running.  I’m getting closer and closer to that day sometime time soon. And yes, that photo is from a cemetery.

5 ) This is what happens when you win an Instagram giveaway from Late July. A chip lover’s dream come true!

5 Good Reads

1 ) Enough is Enough: Running Injury Guidelines – As someone who has seen their fair share of running injuries, I’ve picked up a few tidbits of knowledge along the way from physical therapy.  I love this simple guideline that Anna, trail runner and PT, put together.  Enough is enough with the injuries!

2 ) Why I DNS Three of My Goal Races This Year – First off, I love that Allie shared her roller coaster year of training and why she ultimately made the hard decision to DNS. Mental exhaustion from training is just as serious as physical injuries.  Secondly, Allie, once again, finds a way to raise me up.  <- Inside joke with Allie! 😉

3 ) One of “Those” Days – This post with Julie really hit home with me.  I’ve been feeling quite down in the dumps about the current state of my ankle.  I hate talking about it because I feel like I’m whining.  And I feel like I’ve done all this whining way too many times.  But in the grand scheme of things it’s peanuts compared to what is going on in the world.  She also mentioned social media and how it seems we share really good things and really bad things.  There’s no in between even though we all have the in between. It’s called life and one of those days.

4 ) An Ode to Year One – As I look at yet another Year One after my current injury, I’m questioning everything and wondering what’s my point.  But then I read this and it kinds of calms my nerves.

5 ) Stories of Perseverance from UTMB – Extreme weather left this year’s UTMB (the race that travels 106 miles and over 32,000 vertical feet through the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland), a free for all.  The elites who were a predicted to win had a struggle just to finish.  Stories like these make me marvel at what the body can do.

What would you like to High 5?

3 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. You are the best ever!!! Thank you so much for sharing my article here as you know I have been on the struggle bus and writing and sharing makes it’s SO much easier so THANK YOU and you are always raising me up :-))))
    I’m still laughing that you take those awesome run rise photos in a cemetery!! And, when I’m not home, I’m pretty sure my dog would be bouncing off the walls if she wasn’t locked in her crate!! Psycho.
    Happy weekend mama. I hope it’s a great one!
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  2. I loved that post from Julie’s blog as well. I definitely have “those days” too and it’s hard to not feel like a complete failure. It’s so great to know I’m not alone 🙂
    I actually got a nanny cam to spy on my dog…it connects through wi-fi to my phone and I can watch/listen to her sleeping all day 😉
    Have a great weekend!

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