High Five Friday

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High Five Friday is back!

There has been zero shorts worn while running and I have a lovely cold that I caught from my dear son.  Good times.  Good times.

With the cold weather that’s returned, I’ve had some time to catch up on my reading.  Side note:  Spring…get your act together!

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I spur of the moment decided to chop my hair this week.  I was thinking of waiting till it got warmer but on Tuesday when I sat down in the chair and Jen asked what I wanted to do, I blurted out “Chop it!”

I’m glad I did but now I need to figure out how to give myself waves with a flat iron.  Why do hair stylists make it look so easy?  Does anyone have a good YouTube tutorial for me?  🙂

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A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and I could not stop laughing.  I hate when I accidentally open a can of whoopass.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

Bananas vs Sports Drinks?

Don’t like fueling with gels during strenuous exercise?  Maybe you should try bananas.  I like eating a banana pre or post workout but have never thought about it for during.  It just seemed to mushy!  I do have a friend that swore bananas were her secret weapon for marathon fueling.  She even had a custom made banana holder.  And no it wasn’t a speedo.  😉

Life Without Goals Could Be Just What You Need

I found myself nodding along with Tina while I read this.  I’m currently goal less in terms of running and it feels pretty darn good.  I’m digging the unstructured running life right now.  Who knows, I may change my mind tomorrow but that’s ok.  Despite every magazine, book and social media person telling you YOU NEED A GOAL, you really don’t.  You’ll be ok living in the moment until you are ready.

Body After Baby: The Reality

I appreciate moms who come out and say, no, getting back to my pre-pregnancy body is not easy.  The expectations that we birth a baby and viola! look exactly as we did pre baby is totally false.  Pregnancy does some funky stuff to your body.  Things grow, shrink and shift.  And it’s not just the belly.  Getting your pre-baby body back takes time, patience and perspective.  Your body did an amazing thing for 10 months, give it some slack to recuperate!

The 2018 Barkley Marathons: Confidence Through Failure

If you are not familiar with the Barkley Marathons (yes there is an ‘s’ on the end of marathons), you should be.  Not that you would want to run it (I sure don’t!) but because it’s the most insane race ever.  I mean, it begins with a guy lighting a cigarette!  I know nothing about obstacle racing but have become a big Amelia Boone fan over the years.  She’s had some serious injuries but isn’t done running yet.  She didn’t finish the race (no one did!) but from “failing” she found herself feeling stronger than ever.

The Right Diet Can Help Prevent Running Injuries

My stress fracture diagnosis was a complete shock to me last year.  I thought I was doing everything right.  For the most part I was but still was diagnosed with osteopenia.  My doctors are still not sure why I have osteopenia.  It could be that I just have a low bone density.  But I’m now taking supplements, making it a point to eat more calcium rich foods and to get routine blood work to make sure everything is in check. Hopefully, last years stress fracture will be my one and only ever.

What would you like to High Five today?

6 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. OMG I love your hair!! It looks fantastic!! I also love that comic. I’m always opening cans of whoopass in my kitchen 🙂
    And the banana thing? Just no. I can’t handle eating bites of banana, even on the bike.
    Hope you get to run in shorts this weekend, although I doubt it. I have a 10 miler today in snow and rain. Good times.
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  2. Pretty sure I opened a big ‘ole can of whoopass this week. Holy sh–. Either that or I have a kick me sign on my back…

    I love your hair like that! Altho I have no tips on flat ironing since I have issues doing that myself!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I love your hair – it looks great! I can’t for the life of me figure out how to do the waves the stylist made when she cut my hair either. I use Aveda Smooth Infusion nourishing creme (what the stylist used on my hair), shape some waves, and let it air dry, and some loose waves form that way. I don’t’ think I could handle the mushy texture of regular bananas on a run, ew. Maybe homemade banana chips? Have a great weekend!

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