High Five Friday

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High Five Friday is here again!

What a wild week.  I think the week after having a few days off is especially exhausting.  Trying to get back into the swing of things, not to mention Avery starting soccer this week and Lukas having baseball practice and two games, has made things busy.  But the greatest news of all is that summer has arrived.  Yes, summer.  I guess spring decided to take a year off.  Hello, 90 degree days. Wowza.  When you go from 40 degrees to 90 in the span of two days, you kind of get your butt kicked.

But…I refuse to complain.  Remember the endless winter and the non existent spring?  Yup.  No complaining, people!

Here’s what I’ve been reading and listening to this week:

The Art of the Comeback

After all of my running injuries, one word I try not to use is the word comeback.  It puts way too much pressure on making things bigger and better post injury.  Why do I have to go over the top?  Like I said on my post from Wednesday, I’m still dealing with the fear of registering for any races and really testing myself.  And then I read this article and it’s reassuring to know that I’m not alone. “What I am working toward is not something I lost or am trying to obtain again. What I’m working toward is new and undiscovered. I’m not even sure I’ll recognize it when I get there, which makes it even more exciting.”

Yes, Running Clothes are Hideous

You gotta feel sorry for the guys.  They definitely don’t have it easy with running clothes.  Girls can pull off the short shorts but it’s a little harder for the guys when you aren’t actually running.

The Science Behind Why You Don’t Remember the Pain of Running Marathons

It’s really just like child birth.  You only remember the happy moments.  You don’t remember the moments when everything hurt and you swore you’d never run again.  You only remember the pleasant emotions because the bad moments become a blur in the highlight reel.

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Expecting More

I didn’t run during my pregnancy.  I had zero desire to even attempt to do it from the beginning.  Maybe because I had taken a break from running in an effort to get pregnant?  Anyway, I’m always amazed at anyone who wants to run while pregnant.  I felt so uncoordinated and uncomfortable with any jumping type movements that I stuck to cardio machines, the pool, weights and yoga.  But every woman is different so don’t feel the need to keep up with the Jones’ by running if it doesn’t work for you while pregnant.

Ali on the Run Show: Des Linden

I think we are all obsessed with Des these days, right?  I went back and listened to this Ali on the Run Show podcast with Des this week after a friend recommended it.  This was recorded before Boston but her attitude is everything.  “We fail all the time, and we learn from it and we get better. I think that’s amazing. You fail your way to success. That’s how it happens, and I’m super comfortable with that. I have no problem pointing out a bunch of failures in my career. But I don’t define myself or my career as a failure.” A must listen for sure!

Oh!  And May the 4th be with you! 😉

What would you like to High 5 today?

8 comments on “High Five Friday

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  2. I’m trying really hard to not complain about the heat but I had a LONG bike and short run yesterday and almost passed out and puked. Oh the joys of training! I’m actually happy it’s raining for my run today 🙂
    I haven’t read a lot of your picks this week and yes, I too have gone back to listening to Des posdcats from “before.” I listened to The Morning Shakeout one she did and I almost starting crying at the gym because she’s always just been so humble and putting in the work. I cannot wait to hear from her NOW and how she’s feeling after a month or so..
    Have a great weekend! Hope it’s not too busy!
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  3. So we went right to summer as well and then yesterday the temperature plunged back into the 40s! It was bizarre. But that’s spring in Chicago. I was glad to have a sweatshirt in my car since I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt!

  4. May the Fourth be with you! 🙂 It definitely feels like summer here… it got into the 70s several times over the past couple weeks. l Lots of great reads here this week and I haven’t read any yet, so I’m definitely reading them now! I hope you have a great weekend!
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  5. We went from 80s to 40s this week, and now we are trying to climb back up to a tolerable temp. It is suppose to be gorgeous today! I can’t wait until I can run outside a little bit more. Probably once Em can go in the stroller for runs. And I convince myself that I won’t die if I do it…

  6. I see that you’re a running coach, what tips would you give somebody to help improve their stamina while running? I’m a fast runner but my stamina is not all that great. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!

    1. Have you tried gradually increasing your long run each week? How about slowing your runs so you don’t tire out so quickly? Those are two common ways to build endurance.

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