Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday 5: Happy Things

Life has been pretty routine lately, so blogging has definitely been slowing down.  I feel like my runs haven't been that eventful (which is fine with me), so the training plan recaps have been kind of dwindling down lately, BUT I will say that the runs are getting done!  The Friday 5 with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia has been a nice way to check in with you guys.  Make sure to take a look at the link up--there are SO many great bloggers who participate every week!   

1. Crawlin' Crab is almost here!!!  3 more weeks and then I'm heading down to Hampton to run my little heart out.  Fingers crossed for some nice fall weather!

2. I'm all signed up for the Surfin' Santa 5 Miler.  I'm so excited about this one.  My best friend is running in it (she's actually doing the Crawlin' Crab 5k with me, too) and it will be so nice just to have some time to hang out.  It's in the evening so there won't be any ridiculous wake up times and we can just enjoy the holiday season together.  I know it's still a little ways off, but I love knowing I have best friend time on the calendar!

Early race starts are made better by besties!

3.  We're one step closer to figuring out what's up with Mad Pup.  Poor fella hasn't been himself lately, but his blood work came out clean, so it's a relief to know that he doesn't have anything super serious going on.  He's on some pain medication for his arthritis which will hopefully work wonders, especially when it's paired with some cooler weather!

Maddux got ice cream after the vet because I felt
bad about his fast and that he got poked with needles.

4. I'm an official member of a running club!  Still planning on going to my store runs pretty regularly, but I like knowing I have options.  Plus, my store group runs 3-5 and sometimes a girl just needs a buddy for runs longer than that.

5. My cousin and I figured out a wonderful weekend run plan.  Meet at a trail in the middle, run however many miles we want/need, and then head to DuClaw Brewing for some game day specials for lunch.  Gotta replenish those carbs ya know? 

Sometimes we have contests when we run to determine who buys drinks.
Whoever had the most color in this race won.  I lost, only because I sweat a lot.

What are some happy things going on with you?


  1. Ahh I wish I could run Crawlin' Crab this year, but will be in NY for the Wineglass Half. I am hoping to make the Santa 5 miler :)

    1. Wineglass Half sounds like so much fun though, so I guess it's ok! :-) I'm still on the fence about Harbor Lights, but we definitely have to meet up at one of the races!!

  2. so upset about Crawlin Crab but maybe next year! Stupid marathon training ;)

    1. Seriously, I can't believe you won't give up on your big goal of 2014 for this race haha :-) Just kidding! I will eat chowder and drink beer for you!

  3. i'm with you on the need for some company on longer runs!

  4. Those are some fun races you have planned! I hope your pup feels better soon! Poor guy. And agreed - sometimes those longer training runs require some company.

  5. Glad that my nephew is on the road to feeling better! Hope the new meds start kicking in soon.