Friday Five: Five Things I’ll Be Doing In Five Years

Today’s topic for the Friday Five with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC is Five Things I’ll Be Doing in Five Years.  While I can’t see into the future, here’s what I hope it’ll look like. Running!  I hope to still be running races five years from now.  Hopefully still at the half marathon level at least, with maybe a couple … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Race Day Surprises (and how to deal with them)

Five Race Day Surprises is today’s topic for the Friday Five with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  I’m sharing five not-so-fun surprises that you may be faced with on race day and how to deal with (or prevent) them. 1. Rain, rain, rain.  Sometimes it will rain or pour on race day and you can complain about it all you … Continue reading

Friday Five: Favorite Summer Drinks

Favorite summer drinks is today’s topic for the Friday Five with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  What a fun topic!  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with and maybe find a new favorite treat! 1.  Blackberry Vodka.  Ok, I haven’t actually tried it yet, but a few weeks ago we went blackberry picking and I found a … Continue reading

Friday Five: Favorite Race Swag!

Today’s Friday Five linkup today with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC is all about sharing our favorite race swag!  What a fun topic! 1.  Asheville Half and Full Marathon had a really wonderful fleece blanket that is wonderful to snuggle up on the couch with!  2. The runDisney Coast 2 Coast medal for racing at Walt Disney World and Disneyland … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Fitness Trends I’ll Never Try!

Today’s Friday Five linkup today with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC is about Five Fitness Trends I’ll (probably) Never Try.  I’ll never really say never, but there are a few things that I don’t see myself trying anytime soon! CrossFit.  I’m sure it’s crazy effective and that there are plenty of CrossFit gyms that break the stereotype, but I just … Continue reading

Friday Five: Independence Day!

Today’s Friday Five linkup today with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC is about the 4th of July.  I’m taking the Independence Day aspect and turning it around to declare my independence from the things holding me back!  So I’m taking the Declaration of Independence and adapting it to my own Declaration (with apologies to our founding fathers) with a list … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Brands to Love

Today’s Friday Five linkup today with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC features my five favorite running-related brands.  When I first started running, I figured I just needed a good pair of running shoes and a sports bra and everything else was optional.  I’ll pause now while those runners in the audience finish their hysterical laughter.  Over the last few years … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Trips I’ve Taken

Today’s Friday Five linkup today with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC is five trips I’ve taken.  I love to travel, so this is a fun one.  Here are my five favorite trips! 1.  Belgium.  I spent two summers in high school babysitting for an American family who was living in Belgium.  It was my first time overseas and it was … Continue reading

Five Good Things From Going Paleo

I’m joining in the Friday Five linkup today with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  Today’s topic is “Five Good Things” and I decided to lay out the five good things I’ve discovered in my first two weeks of eating Paleo.  My junk food cravings have lessened considerably.  They aren’t gone entirely, but I can manage to resist the M&Ms, Pringles … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Things I Always Run With

Another Friday has rolled around and I’m happy to be linking up with the DC-trio, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  Today is a “Free Friday” which means any topic is fine as long as it uses the “five” format.  It’s been a while since I did a favorite running thing post, so it seemed like a good topic for this … Continue reading