High Five Friday

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Happy High Five Friday!

It’s an extra special Friday because it’s the beginning of a long Memorial Day weekend.  Last week when I was writing my Summer Bucket List post, I first wrote that Memorial Day was a month away.  For some reason I thought it was still April.  What?!?!  Where did May go?

In typical High Five Friday tradition, here’s 5 things I’m reading and loving right now.

What Athletes Can Learn About Sleep Research

It’s so much more than ‘get your 8 hours of sleep a night’. Researchers now even say what kind of pajamas you wear to bed make a difference. Bottom line: sleep should be your #1 priority over any other recovery aid.

The Power of Words

As a mom to a boy and a girl, I see the differences between the two genders.  This article made me stop and wonder if I say things differently to my daughter.  Do I tell her to ‘be careful’ more than my son?  The statistics on how our words affect our daughters more than our sons is pretty astounding. Just a reminder to check myself.

The Incredibly Simple Way One Man is Motivated People to Start Running

I love this story about how Dave McGillivray is getting people to set a goal (run a race) and to be more active.  It sounds so simple but has been very effective over the years.  It’s the accountability that motivates these people to go through with their intentions.  Just a reminder that accountability is good for anyone and any goal.

The Pursuit of Endurance

A few weeks ago, Jen Pharr Davis rolled through town on her tour for her new book, The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Power of Strength and Resilience.  She set the southbound record for the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail in 2011 (for men AND women).  That record has since been broken a few times but along the way she learned very valuable lessons on the trail and from mentors.  This is just an except but I highly recommend the book.

Black Pepper Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad

If you are heading to a cookout this weekend, make this.  At first I wasn’t so sure about the black pepper with strawberries but trust me, it’s so good.  I think this will be my weekly staple during strawberry season in June.

What would you like to High 5 today?

4 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. I have no clue where May went! How is my race next weekend??? Crazy. But I’m so ready for summer so bring it on!!
    As for the language of boys vs girls, obviously I only have boys but I’m constantly telling them to “be careful!” Of course they don’t listen but I probably say it 1,000 times a day.
    That pasta salad sounds amazing. I hope someone makes it for me 🙂
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