High Five Friday

Happy, happy Friday!

So…Wednesday’s post was definitely a hot topic.

Let me just clarify one thing right away – When I say I don’t like encouragement in a race, what I mean is that it does not do anything for me as far a motivation. When a fellow runner does say ‘good job’ or whatever, I’m not pissed, hold any anger or otherwise not accept the compliment. I’ll smile, say thanks, thumbs up, etc. I don’t think it has anything to do with my self esteem (or lack of), confidence, being rude, unhappy, a sore loser, unfriendly or being overly sensitive.

It’s just not my thing.

Someone compared it to child birth. Everyone has their own preference in the delivery room. Some like complete calm and quiet. Others like a loud cheering section to push them through the rough points. I think that sums it up quite well.

Everyone is different and that’s ok!

If you enjoy dishing out encouragement during a race, by all means do it.

That’s all I have to say about that.


Let’s start slapping some skin for High Five Friday!

Five From Instagram

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1. Green grass, blue skies = happy humans and doggies.

2. Rise, shine and run.

3. Pretty azalea bush in my backyard.

4. First stalks of asparagus from our garden. They were delish!

5. Sunrise runs will never get old.

Since it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, I thought it would be appropriate to do something for the Mother Runner’s out there. A gift guide would have been nice but it’s been a busy week and I haven’t had much computer time. So instead, you’re getting –

Top 5 Things a Mother Runner Wants on Mother’s Day

1. Running clothes and gear. Mama needs to look good while she’s sweating and working hard.

2. To go for a run. Maybe you could join her today?

3. A massage. Mama’s muscles are sore from carrying you (and all your gear) around. That and she just ran a ton of miles last week.

4. A pedicure. Mama’s feet are tired, blistered, calloused and u.g.l.y.

5. To spend time with her family relaxing. Mama needs to put her feet up and rest. May I suggest a long family nap?

What would you like to high 5 today?

What’s your Mother’s Day wish?

47 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. Look at you, stirring things up! ; )

    Love your list. I always request a family hike, too. This year it’s going to be tough to squeeze in between church and two soccer games, but somehow we’ll do it!

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!
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    1. Haha – me stirring the pot. So funny since I’m horrible with conflict and try to avoid it at all times.

      Happy Mother’s Day to you! I hope you get your family hike in.

  2. A rise and shine run sounds fantastic and the pics are super cool. A pedi is on my list for mother’s day too…and that I come home to a clean house ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy mother’s day! Hope it’s a great weekend.

  3. Sign me up for a MOM’s Day massage it’s really all I want this year!! And of course to get some serious snuggles from my little guys! As kids we always did family hikes on Christmas I hope to start this year now that my youngest can carry himself! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day!
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  4. Ha! Yes! Exactly what I asked for this year– a family nap, a 5K that we can all saunter along together, and a massage. I am pretty sure the only one that will be successful is the massage. My dream of us all together peacefully napping in a Brad and Angie family bed, is about as remote as Bangladesh– we will lie down and someone will kick another, then the hair pulling, then the giggling– just as we nod off, a cat will barf or the dog will bark at the wind– speaking of wind, someone will fart and we will all be on the floor laughing. That’s how Mother’s day will go.
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  5. It’s my first Mother’s Day, I guess, since we have one on the way. I’d love a Vitamix but know that’s not gonna happen. Happy Mother’s Day to you! I hope you get to enjoy some of the things on your list ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh my gosh, I missed your post Wed and just read it. Love all those opinions in the comments. I can totally see where you are coming from. i am a quiet runner. I just do my business then cheer, clap, smile after it’s all over. Anyway, I will take a pedicure for Mother’s Day. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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