High Five Friday

Happy High Five Friday

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1. Fall splendor. I’m holding on to this vision for the next 6 months when everything goes dark and blah. And white.

2. Good ol’ wheel pose. So thankful my back is feeling better than ever.

3. Monster walks are back in my life. After having a physical therapy evaluation earlier this week (to get to the root of why I got Achilles tendinopathy in the first place), it was quite evident that my balance is off and my hips are weakened (again). And I thought I was being so good with all my other exercises.

4. Sunset. It’s beautiful but why does it have to be at 4:15 p.m.?

5. Pineapple, black beans, roasted butternut squash and corn on top of quinoa. Random but a delicious dinner.

5 Things

1. Dear Daughter – I love this piece from a dad to his daughter about life lessons learned from losing weight and running. I say it to anyone and everyone – running is SO much more than exercise.

2. Is it better to run for time or miles? – This question came up in our small group activities during RRCA Running Coach certification in June. I prefer miles, but a lot of my team liked prescribing time. Our coach for Boston is also using time. What do you prefer?

3. Building Her Own Running Team –  Of course, I want my kids to run, but forcing them isn’t going to make anyone happy. I’m following Amanda’s advice for getting my fleet of runners. BTW – super exciting to see Amanda on Zelle!

4. Do You Get What I’m Saying? – Thanksgiving is next week which means you may be around more family members than usual. Before you start chattering to Uncle Ned about running, make sure you print this handy guide out for him.

5. The Toughest Race I’ve Ever Run – My latest post for Competitor Magazine relives my horrible first marathon. You would think I’d never want to run that distance again. But actually, it’s fueled my desire to get back into the pain cave. I’m not letting it beat me. Now if I can just stay healthy enough to run another.

What would you like to high 5 today?

What has been the toughest race you’ve ever run?

28 comments on “High Five Friday

  1. Beautiful fall picture! I don’t see much of that here! If you have read any of my training posts I have been training with a program from Run the Edge. It focuses on minutes not miles and I love it. The longer I run the faster I become but the program allows you to be successful whether you run an 11 minute mile or 8 minute mile. This really helped me focus and feel great about it so I have kept with it. TGIF! I am gonna get 60 minutes in this morning 🙂
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  2. I’m in physical therapy these days too. My exercises include clam shells and walking bridges. I know it’s all the “little things” so I’m doing my best to actually do them! As for running, I usually do miles but sometimes I just go for time. Somehow running for time seems less daunting??
    Can’t wait to check out the other articles – especially yours and Amanda’s!
    Toughest race? Boston in 2007 when there was a Nor’easter!
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  3. Your IG pictures are amazing! You are getting so good at taking all kinds of photos, and I LOVE it! Interesting about time vs miles….right now I am sticking with time as it means I am not becoming obsessed with my pace. I have not run with my garmin once since chicago, and it is doing me well….although I have no idea what pace I ran when I picked up the pace yesterday……and that is annoying me hahah! Have a wonderful weekend friend! Will read your article in competitor….although it may upset me!
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  4. “My horrible first marathon,” that made me laugh! Thanks so much for the shoutout–running with our kids is the best.

    We sound like we’re in similar places…doing all the right things and yet still having weakness and imbalance. It gets old. But I’m not going down w/o a fight and I know you won’t either!
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  5. I like both options – running for time and running for distance and do a mix of the 2.
    I agree – can’t force our kids to become runners but when/if it happens it is such a great thing. This past year or so has been incredible for me to see both of my boys not just run but truly love running!!
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