High Five Friday

High Five Friday January 19 2018 _ happyfitmama.com

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?

10 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. It was gorgeous out during the last snowfall! So glad you were able to enjoy it too and yes, 1 mile in snowshoes is equal to 1,000!!
    Thanks again for including one of my articles. Not sure where that metaphor came from in my brain but, it works, right? And YES to no frills (i.e. cheaper) skiing. My one day lift ticket was $115 and a lot of trails were closed and conditions were terrible. Sigh…
    Happy Friday!! Hope you have a great weekend mama!
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    1. It’s a butt kicker but it’s also a good way to get some variety. And if I can get on a groomed trail it would make all the difference too!

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