High Five Friday

High Five Friday October 27 2017 happyfitmama.com

Happy High Five Friday!

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1 ) Fall in New Hampshire – nothing better!

2 ) The waiting is the hardest part.  I finally got back on the Alter G at PT this week and have been itching to get back to running outside.  Maybe a short jaunt will happen over the weekend?

3 ) My brown dog.  Sometimes he’s a good boy and sits on command.  Sometimes he gets into the garbage and eats a moldy container of hummus and numerous yogurt tubes and then has massive diarrhea.  Dog ownership is so glamorous. *insert eye roll *

4 ) And then there’s my show off husband who likes to pop up into headstand while hiking to be a smart ass when I ask him to take a yoga picture. *insert eye roll *

5 ) My two hiking monkey’s.  Thankfully I always pack TONS of snacks for hikes.  If you think you have enough, pack more.  There’s never enough snacks when it comes to kids and hiking. *insert eye roll *

5 Good Reads

1 ) What Half Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon – Of course running a marathon will deplete you more than a half marathon.  But I love the take away from this study.  Can you guess what it is?  Strength training is the way to go. Are you strength training at least a couple of times a week?  If not, you should be!

2 ) So Long, Meb!  – It’s hard to believe that this guy is running his last marathon soon.  He’s such a likable guy who has had an amazing running career. I remember watching him win Boston in 2014 and having all the feels.

3 ) 25 Tweets About Married Life That Are Hilariously Accurate – After being married for 15 years, I can say that most of these are in fact, very accurate.  Ahhh, married life. 🙂

4 ) Speedy Mom Smashes World Record for a Marathon with a Stroller – I bow down.  Seriously.  A 3:10 marathon pushing a stroller. That’s insane. But the interesting thing?  She hasn’t been injured once since she started running with a stroller.  Maybe I need to get back to that?  Ummmm…no.

5 ) 82 Year Old Broke the Appalachian Trail Age Record – Age is nothing but a number.  When you start believing “I’m too old” that’s when things start to fail.  Love this guys drive to never stop doing what he loves.

What would you like to High 5 today?

8 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. So many eye rolls on a Friday!…and so appropriate!! My kids never have enough snacks for a car ride, let alone a hike!! The amount they eat is insane. Hoping to get them and the dog and husband out for a hike this weekend 🙂 #allthefood
    Have a great one!
    And “duh” to the marathon vs half marathon study but how many runners take strength training seriously?
    Hope you get to run over the weekend too!
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  2. there really is NOTHING better than fall in New Hampshire! I need to get up there one last weekend before all the leaves drop and the frost sets in (My parents live in NH, but I am based in Boston and SO excited to have stumbled upon your blog!!)
    And I know that hiking with kids life; I don’t have kiddos of my own yet, but my niece loves to hike and we had one memorable hike in Franconia Notch when she was 8 where she literally sat down in a mud puddle and refused to talk to me or move until she had finished a snack. She’s turning 12 soon and I will hold the pictured of her sitting on that muddy trail over her head forever.
    Thanks for the reading recommendations!

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