High Five Friday

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Well hellooooooo Friday!

How was your week? Mine was better than last week. I’m not feeling 100% myself but I’ve been able to at least work out. No lungs were coughed up in the process so that’s always a win in my book.

Let’s get right into High Five Friday, k?

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  1. It’s no secret that we (and the whole country it seems) is getting slammed with snow this year. This is the most I’ve seen since living in New Hampshire for the past 8 years. Rather than hibernating and complaining, I’m forcing myself to go outside and embrace it. Yes it sucks but it sucks even more to be inside every single day.
  2. #SweatySelfie after my first workout in 12 days! It felt so good to get on my bike trainer and do some weights.
  3. I love the beach no matter what season. Of course, it makes a great back drop for some #snowga too!
  4. My treadmill has seen more use this year because of all the snow and slowly rebuilding my mileage base post injury. I’ve come to enjoy catching up on trashy TV on my iPad while on it. I almost started watching this season of The Bachelor but my brain cells screamed out in protest. Even they have a limit!
  5. Another absolutely stunning sunrise.

We’ve been really into watching the Olympics this year. Since they are coming to a close this weekend, I thought I’d slap high five to the games.

High Five to the Olympics

  1. Major high 5’s to finally allowing the women to compete in ski jumping in the Olympics. I’m kind of shocked that it’s taken this long for it to happen. It’s 2014 for goodness sake!
  2. The Secret to Olympic Gold? Yoga of Course! Check out the awesome lady athletes who swear by yoga helping them achieve their Olympic dreams. And find some mega cool Instagram athletes to follow!
  3. As an animal lover, I love this -> U.S. Olympians Helping Stray Dogs in Sochi.
  4. Can we just talk about Curling for a minute? I don’t get it at all and find a hard time calling it a “sport.” But this narration of a woman’s curling event makes it 100% more interesting.
  5. My husband is a HUGE hockey fan. He lives, eats and breathes the Detroit Red Wings. Ever since we found out we were going to have kids, he’s talked about both our son and daughter playing. He’d love if they were future Olympians! I’d love for them to do it but hockey is expensive. Really expensive. Equipment, ice time…it adds up fast!

Olympian Julie Chu is teaming up with The USA Hockey Foundation’s Try Hockey for Free Days to help fund free equipment so that kids across the country can experience the excitement of playing hockey for the very first time.

 

Through the program, kids can go to their local rinks, get free ice time and borrow equipment to learn the rules of the game. It’s a great way to see if hockey is a good match for the kid before the parents shell out mega bucks on everything.

Citi’s Every Step of the Way program donated $500,000 to programs such as this to help find the future Olympians of the world. That definitely deserves a high five!

What has been your favorite Olympic moment?
What Olympic sport do you think you could medal in? I’d totally dominate curling. 🙂

  1. Glad you are feeling better this week! Clearly, my problem is that I have chosen hibernation. Well, it’s not too late for me because more snow coming next week! We haven’t been watching that much olympics because me kids are totally bored by it. Bummer.
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  2. I love your five photos! Looks like you’re trying to make the best of the snow, I guess that’s all we can do:) I’m trying really hard not to complain about the weather, but it is incredibly tempting!! It seems like any olympic moment moves me to tears but I loved watching Bode Miller at the end of the Super G. The way he got emotional about the tough year he had had…I was sobbing.
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  3. Love this! Glad you are feeling better, and happy to see you are promoting such a wonderful program! I think I would be pretty good at cross country skiing with my running ability….but I think I would rather be amazing at figure skating….although I am not very elegant at all haha!
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  4. What a cool program Julie is heading up! Hockey is an awesome sport. One of my friend’s husbands is a trainer for the Rangers and also Canadian, so he is over in Sochi right now w/ the Canadian hockey team! What a cool gig.

    Love your number 1 point in this post. I agree wholeheartedly. Winter sucks, but staying inside is even more miserable, so let’s all get out as much as possible.

    Have a great weekend!
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  5. I LOVED watcing the Bobsled. As a former college track athlete, seeing each of the womens’ teams have a track star on them made me super happy. Even though Lolo and her team mate didn’t medal it was incredible seeing her in a different position than on the track. I loved seeing mixed sports and how we managed to take Silver and Bronze. My other favorite moment was last night when US took home first ever gold in ski half pipe- honoring Sarah Burke who made it all possible but passed away before it could become her reality.
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    • Maybe if I knew more about curling, I’d call it a sport. But when you compare it to true winter sports like the Biathalon, it kind of loses it’s credibility!

  6. I am so impressed by all you folks who live in snowy areas and still going outside and being active! I’m a major cold weather pansy. It’s gets like 68 degrees here and I’ll be all, “BRRRR!” Also…I just can’t seem to bring myself to be interested in the winter olympics. I feel awful about that but, it’s true. Not watching. :-/
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  7. Such a great program but I’m kind of sad to hear about both women’s and men’s hockey teams losing! I’ve loved Nicole Pikus-Pace jumping into the stands and watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White. PS So glad that you are feeling better and I’m so done with winter!!!
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  8. I don’t know if I’ve had a favorite Olympics moment this year…I always enjoy all the event. My only complaint is that there seems to be more emphasis on the story behind the atheletes..it is all about drama this year. Can’t we just enjoy the Olympics for what they are…a celebration of athleticism and training?
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    • Thanks for finding me Megan! I grew up in Michigan and have lived around in other states. We’ve been in NH for 8 years and love it. With the winter we are having, AZ sounds really, really good right now! 😉 Thanks for the link up. I just might join in!