High Five Friday

Time for another High Five Friday!

After the fun of last week, I was more than ready for a low key kind of week. It was and I’m sincerely thankful!

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  1. Another round of #HumbleAsana is back on Instagram thanks to Nichole from Humble Beginnings Yoga! The first pose of the series was easy pose with Pranayama breathing. This picture is an outtake from when the kids got in on the fun. I told them both to close their eyes. Mr. L really got into it.
  2. After a January thaw of temps in the 40s and most of our snow melted, we got dumped on last weekend. Our backyard looked like a winter wonderland.
  3. New tights and sports bra! Seriously loving the gear I received as part of the Move Nourish Believe campaign with Lorna Jane and Fit Approach. So soft and no tugging or adjusting while running, squatting or swinging kettlebells.
  4. Snowy run for #MegsMiles last Saturday. I have never seen snowflakes so huge and fluffy. It was really magical to be running in it. It was wet and sloppy but I stayed dry with my new Trailheads top that I won from Nicole a couple of weeks ago. Is it wrong that I want to wear it all the time?
  5. My bags are packed, I’m ready to go! Lately I’ve been working out after work one day a week. I’m usually a super early morning workout kind of person so it’s taking some time getting used to it. Some days I’d rather just go home but then I see my cute hot pink Apera Techpack and decide to stick around. I’ve always had black backpacks so I’m glad I decided to go bold with this one when Apera contacted me to test it out. This is one great bag with so many pockets. A bonus? There’s no way Ron will steal this backpack from me like the last one I got. πŸ™‚

5 Fun Links

  1. Distance runners are a special breed of people, no? We think it’s fun to run for hours and hours, tell stories of chafing in weird places, etc. If you agree, you’ll love this list of 100 Things Only Distance Runner Understand.
  2. My favorite race distance by far is the half marathon. You need to train for it but it doesn’t take up mega amounts of time like a full. If you are looking for a race to sign up for, check out this list of The Best Half Marathons in the U.S. My favorite from NH didn’t make the list. Did yours?
  3. Bad Misspelled Names at Starbucks – I’ve had some weird names written on my cup but these take it to a whole new level.
  4. Looking for new blogs to read? Check out this list from Greatist of the 60 Must-Read Health, Fitness and Happiness Blogs for 2014. I follow a few already but added quite a bucnh to my ever expanding list. There really is something for everyone in this list!
  5. Did you know today is National Compliment Someone Day? Do we really need a day to celebrate this? Shouldn’t it be happening, naturally, everyday? According to the blurb I read, “This day is set aside to compliment at least five people. Not only are compliments appreciated by the receiver, they lift the spirit of the giver. Compliments provide a quick and easy way to connect positively with those you come in contact with. Giving compliments forges bonds, dispels loneliness and just plain feels good.” Do it today. Do it everyday!

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33 comments on “High Five Friday

    1. My favorite is a tie between Seacoast Half and Wallis Sands. I was thinking of York Harbor but I don’t want to rush my injury recovery. I’m aiming for Wallis Sands as my next half but it’s kind of wait and see thing.

      1. I am trying to decide on another one and Wallis Sands is on my list – one of the top two considerations. Maybe I will go with it. What is the Seacoast Half? I have done Half at the Hamptons. Like that one too but the weekend doesn’t work anymore.
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  1. So jealous of that top you won! But happy for you and it looks like you are putting it to good use.

    The Baltimore Marathon’s half made the list–yay! It’s an awesome course and the crowd support is amazing.

    I have an Apera bag on the way so I am really excited to try it!
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  2. Everyday in my life is compliment someone day. I hang out with so many inspiring people that it’s hard not to shower them with compliments and smiles! πŸ™‚
    You are a stunning individual and I adore your blog (you already know this)… How’s that for a compliment?! It’s 100% truth.
    Have a phenomenal and low-key weekend! I love when you have a crazy hectic week one week and then a far calmer one the next – this past week has been NUTSOOOOOO but I am HOPING next week will be a LITTLE calmer?! Ha! Yeah right lol! But that’s OKAY πŸ™‚
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  3. I’ve been doing a lot of afternoon or evening workouts lately too, but this week I finally started popping out of bed with energy again and I think the morning workouts are back! I’m looking forward to partying with family and friends for L’s 4th birthday this weekend. πŸ™‚
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  4. Love the links today – that distance runner one was funny and some great blogs on the 60 top fitness blogs!!
    Glad that the after work working out is working for you – did you get tired of running in the dark?
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  5. I”m excited for my yoga workshop today and ready to say goodbye to the snow!

    Kind of random questions for you…I saw you doing yoga with the kids. I work with kids and recently a few parents have asked for recommendations on good yoga videos for kids. Do you know any videos or websites? Thanks! Enjoy your low key weekend!
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