High Five Friday

High Five Friday. I love you!

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1. Nature’s canvas. I seriously think my backyard looks like a painting this time of year.

2. This stretch is one that is helping me get back to running. Yesterday was the first day where I’ve felt like running could actually happen soon. After an adjustment at the chiropractor and some serious digging into my glute muscles, I think that bugger is loosening up. At least I can walk without feeling a jamming sensation with every step.

3. My bike trainer has been my BFF for the past 2+ weeks. I’m thankful for it but I can’t stand being inside. I want fresh air!

4. The weather this week was so odd. 75 degrees and flip flops in mid October. Bizarre.

5. Taking Hello Kitty for a ride.

5 Things

1. This blew my mind – the sports bra was invented in 1977! Check out the other facts in Women’s Running Through the Years.

2. Do you ever find yourself getting the Wanties? I go through spurts where I start craving materialistic things just because so and so has it. I stumbled across Kristin’s post about Little Luxuries last week when I was having such a day. A small reminder to be grateful for what you have. It really is about the little things.

3. Oh hips and glutes! I found out the hard way last year that they really do like to have very specific attention. Squats and lunges are great but the moves that are really small and intense (i.e. burn like crazy!) are what they need. Tina has a great video that targets the outer hips for stability, strength and balance no matter what sport you are do. BTW – Welcome back Tina!

4. Halloween is quickly approaching! Who’s running a themed race? RW shared their favorite Halloween races. If my back and Achilles are behaving, I’ve got two on my radar – a 5K that’s part of my local road race series and a fun 10k Great Pumpkin Trail Relay with my 26 Strong teammate, Kailey. I’ve never run in a costume before but plan on it for both races. Any ideas?

5. Speaking of 26 Strong, I shared my favorite running workout on my latest contribution to Competitor Magazine. I never, ever thought I’d say I love speed work the best. It scares the pants shorts off me but when it’s done…I feel like the biggest badass runner ever when I hit my paces. What’s your favorite running workout?

What would you like to high five today?

29 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. The weather has definitely been bizarre!! I like the sun but humidity in Oct? No thanks! Glad you hear you’re making some progress with your back. Your ears must have been ringing yesterday because Laura P. and I were chatting all about your BIG race in Boston! Wish you could have been at the meet and tweet so we finally could have met!!
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  2. Lots of good stuff to talk about today. Of course I follow you on IG. I always enjoy your posts, and they are always very varied….as they are in the ones you highlighted today. Glad your back is getting better ๐Ÿ™‚ I have never seen Tina’s blog before, but as she has a cool name…I think I should check her out ๐Ÿ˜›
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  3. Glad you at least have the bike trainer- not as good as being outside but better than not at all! Hope the back and achilles improve for you!

    I am going to be doing a halloween themed race next weekend, my 6th year of doing the costume race with my sister!
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  4. All day yesterday I kept thinking how happy I was that today was Friday and going to be an “easy” day. Then at 9:15 I read an email and realized I had totally forgotten a volunteer commitment (good thing it wasn’t until 10:30) and had to quickly shift things around. The rest of the day spiraled out of control but I’m high-fiving the fact that it is almost 5 and I’m proctoring a test for a friend’s daughter then we have a neighborhood get-together!!!
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  5. I will give you a 10 for that stretch. Today I caught wind of a new marathon & half up your way. Do you know anything about the Loco Marathon?

    1. It’s brand new this year. I probably would have registered for that one rather than Baystate but they announced it kind of late. I’m not sure of the exact course but the Newmarket area is notorious for HILLS. I don’t know anyone who is doing it either. I hope it does well because it would be awesome to have a marathon option so close to home especially since Smuttynose is no longer an option.

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