Hello High Five Friday!
2. I’m so very, very proud of Kailey, my cadet for Saucony 26 Strong, for crushing her previous PR at the Seacoast Half Marathon last weekend! Her previous PR from April was 1:55. Sunday, she ran a 1:45!!! I knew she had it in her. And now she knows it too!
3. Running in the woods. So fun!
4. You must make this – Sa-weet! Potato Casserole from Oh She Glows. It’s good for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.
5. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I had a scary encounter Thursday morning on my run. A guy in a car was following me for part of my run. He was cutting through parking lots to catch up with me as well as sitting in a parking lot waiting to see where I would go next. I quickly turned around and headed to the police department which wasn’t too far away. The guy even followed me all the way there, looping around numerous times. I filed a report, but nothing else came from it. It scared me. A lot. Especially when I realized that I saw the same car at the end of my run on Monday. In a completely different location. Right now, I’m just pissed off that someone could make me feel so vulnerable and afraid to run by myself now. A reminder for everyone to be vigilant and aware on all your runs. Be safe my friends!
1. Clear Your Mind of Can’t – Larisa is one amazing runner. I started following her on Instagram and Daily Mile sometime last year. She was still living in New Hampshire and posted amazing photos from her runs in the White Mountains. Along the way, I found out that she’s quite a spectacular runner too. Her writing, her running, her training, her pictures – follow this girl now!
2. Criticism Online and How to Be a Breath of Fresh Air – I’ve never understood the need to belittle and attack people online (or really in any situation). Who are you to judge? And why do you feel the need to get nasty when offering your opinion? Sarah wrote a beautiful piece about offering criticism in a non-hurtful way. Thank you Sarah!
3. This is Adolescence: 13 – Even though my kids are still quite young and the teenage years seem so far off, I know they will be here before I know it. Bethany (one of my Team Stonyfield teammates!) wrote this great piece on her son turning 13.
4. Gear to Keep You Safe on the Run – It’s dark out there. There’s creepers everywhere. Although as Kathy pointed out on my Facebook page, pepper spray isn’t the best option. She carries a small stun gun called Damsel in Distress. Has anyone else used this?
5. Strengthen Your Core, Quicken Your Pace – Everything from injury prevention to increased speed lies in the core. Get it strong and reap the benefits!
What would you like to high 5 today?