High Five Friday

High Five Friday September 29 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 ) Vitamin Sea.  And yes I did try out a little run.  So far, so good.

2 ) It’s beginning to look a lot like fall.

3 ) Battle ropes – so innocent looking but so crazy ridiculously hard.  My arms still feel like jell-o two days later.

4 ) “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life” Rumi

5 ) My basement workout buddy.

5 Good Reads

1 ) The Seven Pillars of Running Wisdom – I firmly believe that the mental aspect of running is way harder than the actual physical side of it.  This article agrees and other words of wisdom for runners.

2 ) Running Across the Grand Canyon – At Night – When I did Reach the Beach a few years ago, the leg that had me the most nervous was the 2:30 a.m. run.  Out in the middle of nowhere but nothing but a head lamp and my over active imagination sounded like a recipe for a horror movie. It ended up being my favorite leg and such a cool experience.  Maybe I need to run Rim to Rim at night now?

3 ) Secrets of a Lark: How to Run in the Morning – You guys know I love my zero dark thirty runs.  I had to chuckle at the first paragraph because it sounds oddly similar to the way I grew up – my dad would say the day was half over with if we slept past 7.  However, my dad was not a construction worker and did not sing “Sweet Caroline”. Lol!  The early bird thing is definitely genetic.

4 ) The Condition That’s Quietly Sidelining Female Athletes – I’ve been aware of the female athlete triad ever since my college days.  Not because I was a collegiate athlete but because it was part of the curriculum in my Exercise Science degree.  It’s more common than you think and it’s about to be even more so now that athletes don’t have to have all three symptoms to be diagnosed. This is a must read, from my friend Christine, for women but also coaches, physicians and anyone else who works with athletes.

5 ) Curing Anxiety and Empty Spaces – Running, for me, is never about running away from something.  It’s more about running toward the answer or to find myself when I’m feeling lost.  I fully agree with this author that the trails are where so many answers can be found.

What would you like to High 5 today?



6 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. FAT (I can’t believe that is the acronym) has been a problem for a long time, and it was all the rage to talk about it a few years ago, and then discussion seemed to disappear. The problem? Now it is happening to younger and younger girls…

  2. The Sweat Science article was stellar – so many good nuggets of running wisdom! I first heard of female athlete triad from running blogs several years back. Up until then, I thought it was normal to lose a period from sports. The education for high school and college-aged girls lacks so much on the topic, or at least it did 5-8 years ago.
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  3. I’m not a runner, as I’m physically unable after having kids! The next to last article is both eye-opening and scary! My daughter plays soccer and I hope that she never feels that she needs to measure “down” to the other players in order to be successful. Thanks for sharing your 5 images & 5 reads!

  4. As a fellow runner I can definitely relate to your thoughts and the corresponding articles! There’s something sweet about that early morning run when most of the rest of the world is asleep; but something as equally euphoric as an evening jog while the sun sets and the day is winding down . Great little post, love it!

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