Happy High Five Friday!
5 from Instagram
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1 ) Snowshoe running: When 3 miles is equal to 300,000. #truth
2 ) Blue skies and a swishing ponytail. #FavoriteThings
3 ) I’m all about the gainz. Or at least gainz in getting me closer to being able to do my first unassisted pull up.
4 ) Fluffy fresh snow on trees. It was absolutely gorgeous in the woods during a snowstorm this week.
5 ) Hill repeats are back! It was my first time in almost 365 days that I attempted repeats on the big ass hill in town. The last time I ran repeats on that hill, I felt so strong. My times were improving and so was my endurance. And then I was diagnosed with a stress fracture a few weeks later. To say, I had a bone to pick with this hill is an understatement.
5 good reads
1 ) Sasha DiGiulian on Accepting Her Body – I didn’t know who Sasha (a professional rock climber) was before I read this article, but I really love the message she puts especially this -> “We as women need to accept ourselves and each other and to support each other; to see each other not as competitors, but as a part of a movement to redefine standards.”
2 ) Molly Huddle Sets New American Half Marathon Record – Can I get a F*ck Yeah!?!?! I love seeing American women crushing running. This gets me even more excited to see what happens in Boston in April!
3 ) Cleaning Out the Back of Your (Runner’s) Fridge and Mind – I’m cleaning out my fridge er, mind, this year. The past is the past. I’m running for right now! Great advice from Allie.
4 ) Alone on Mount Chilly – I love this story of a simple ski mountain with no frills and no ridiculous lift ticket prices. If you ski or snowboard, you know that it’s not a cheap sport. I understand that it takes a lot of money to have snow making equipment and to run the lifts. But this old timer runs a no frill mountain that has the best skiing. Who says bigger is better?
5 ) Running Through It: Tamara + Workplace Harassment – As sad as it is, harassment like Tamara faced happens all the time. I’m glad she had running to help find her strength to say “no more!” And I love this -> “#metoo showed me that other people’s comfort will never trump my own dignity”.
What would you like to High 5 this week?