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High Five Friday

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Happy High Five Friday!

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I absolutely love running this time of year. There’s just something about the smells and sounds of an early morning run in the summer. It just doesn’t get any better!

To all the boys and girls doing the walk of shame. Don’t walk, run! Just going for a run in my clothes from last night. No big deal. Lol!

Morning view of Mt. Washington from my friend’s condo that we stayed at last weekend. The view did not suck at all.

The before pic of the new Saucony Xodus ISO. Next time you see them, they’ll be muddy and/or dusty. So excited to hit the trails!

Ron was a trooper when we spent Father’s Day at Storyland. We actually all had a great time!

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5 Things – I was M.I.A from blog reading and the internet for most of the week. It’s been crazy town with being out of town last weekend, end of school activities and my kids’ 6th birthday on Tuesday. This weekend isn’t going to be any calmer. I’ll be scrambling next week too. I thought things slowed down in the summer?

Pictures from Mt. Washington – I’m still riding the Mt. Washington high. The race pics are up and they are awesome. If you want to see 1000 faces in the pain cave as they climb The Wall, here you go!

If 70’s Moms Had Blogs – This is just too funny not to share.

The Things That Go Bump on a Trail – I’ve got trails on the brain lately and this post makes me want to hit the dirt ASAP.

Fake Book Covers on a Subway – The titles of these “books” – Unsightly genital rashes – The Coloring Book – O.M.G.!!!

The Quest to Endure – Further proof that running is way more than running. It’s a life-saver for some.

High Five Friday

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High Five Friday is here! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Find all the details HERE.  Link up and help spread good news. Because we can all use more good news especially after this week. Have fun with it and do your own thing!

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Warrior on my friends. Warrior on. FYI – You can still get 15% off your order from prAna.com until 7/7/16. Use SCS16ANBE at checkout.

“Life is like the ocean. It can be calm and still or rough and rigid. But in the end, it’s always beautiful.”

If I can’t get a #RunRise, at least I can get a backyard bootcamp workout in.

Standing on luck.

I ran yesterday! I can’t say it was 100% but my ankle felt better the longer I went. 30 minutes to shake out the cobwebs. And then I had a chiropractor appointment and he yanked my ankle back into place. Wish I would have had the appointment sooner!

Tomorrow is Mt. Washington! I can’t believe the day is here. I’m packing every single piece of running clothes that I have because I’m not sure of what the weather will be like yet. And then I’m packing my down jacket and maybe even snowpants for the summit. Fingers crossed for a light wind and clear skies for a spectacular view. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat for what should be a fun time! BTW – I’m on Snapchat now and have no idea what I’m doing. Lol.

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5 Things

An Open Letter to the Fitness Community – This post from Erin deserves a slow clap. It’s spot on. Fitness and shame shouldn’t be used in the same sentence.

It’s a Girl! – I’m super excited for the female runner emoji on Facebook! I’ll be even more excited when it’s available for texting.

On Suffering – Kristin does it again. We can’t avoid suffering in life and in running. But how you deal with it is in your control.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Carpool Karaoke – This is one of the best carpool karaoke clips yet. Front yard wrestling, shirtless singing – watch and laugh.

Let’s All Improve the Silence – I’m kind of at a loss for words after this past week. Senseless acts and tragedies. None of it is good news at all. But the quote Katie shares says it so well and what needs to be said (or not said) during times like this.


What's been going on Lately. | happyfitmama.com

It’s time for another edition of Lately.

Lately…I’ve been riding the roller coaster of running emotions. Last week at this time I would have said I felt good about Mt. Washington. It was going to kick my ass but I was going to give it my all. And then the ankle roll/sprain thing happened. The good news is that I’m quite confident that I will have no problem with it on Saturday. The bad news is that my confidence has been shaken and stirred. Maybe because I haven’t run in 6 days. I know my body knows what to do. It’s my mind that I need to get back in the game!

Lately…I’ve been hesitant to commit to a marathon for the fall. I was all ready to go for a late October race until last week. Like I said, confidence shaken and stirred. And not in a good way like a martini. Will I be jinxing myself for another long term injury if I jump into marathon training? Gah. Why do injuries mess with my mind so much?!

Lately…I do have a half marathon to look forward to in the fall. I’m attending Rise.Run.Retreat again this year. How could I not after such an amazing time last year? This year we are headed to Vermont. Applications are being accepted until 6/20 – did you apply?

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Lately…I have not been loving the wind. Why oh why is it so windy for the past week? And did you know there was snow and hurricane force winds at the summit of Mt. Washington over the weekend? Let’s just hope things die down asap.

Lately…I’m itching to run.

Lately…I’ve been bored with yoga. That is unless it’s at sunrise on the top of a mountain. Lol. I said the same thing last month. I had hoped for a teacher change with the new schedule that came out this month but no such luck. I went to class yesterday and was just going through the motions. Blah. Blah. Blah. I’m trying a new to me yoga studio on Thursday. I need to change it up!

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Lately…I can’t believe my kids will be 6 years old next week. They were just born yesterday!

Lately…I’m excited for our upcoming camping trip on the Cape! Please pray that it does NOT rain when we are there.

Lately…I’m kind of excited yet sad about this summer. Initially when we were looking for a day camp for my kid’s to attend, it was only for Monday, Wednesday and Friday since those are the days I work at the hospital. However, the camp we ended up going with is Monday through Friday. You know what that means? My Tuesday/Thursday schedule stays the same. Woohoo! I’m bummed that we won’t be hanging out twice a week like the old days but I think they would drive me nuts after two weeks. Of course, I can always keep them home every now and then so we can have a fun date day together.

Lately…I can’t believe that I graduated from high school 20 years ago. Damn. I remember when my parents had their 20 year high school reunion and I thought they were older than dirt. It’s funny how the perspective of “old” changes as you age. Now I don’t think “old” is until you hit 70.

Lately…I’m afraid even more of what’s happening to the world. Why is there so much hatred? Why is there so much violence? Why does disagreeing with someone mean that you need to attack? There are good people in the world. Why do the bad get all the attention?

Thanks for letting me do some Thinking Out Loud today.

What’s been going on with you lately?