Friday, February 7, 2014

Five on Friday...Why Not?

I'm not usually big on link-ups and catchphrases, but it's been a long week--and I'm ready to rock and roll through this Friday!

1-Eric Church's new album, The Outsiders comes out this Tuesday, February 11th.  I am excited to have some new music to add to my playlist--My three power hitters (where music is concerned) are Luke Bryan, Eric Church, and Jason Aldean.  You can't go wrong with those!!!

2-We actually got up this morning and got our work-outs in before work!  It is usually so hard for me to roll out of bed at 5:00 and hit the road or my bike, but today it was easy-- A. because I didn't want to have to run AND go to the grocery store this afternoon...--and--B.  I was right in the middle of an episode of Breaking Bad, and I really wanted to watch it why I took part in a sweaty spin session.  I have to admit that it did feel kind of funny watching a show like that at 5:00 in the morning, but whatever gets me up is a good thing!

3-Tomorrow morning we are heading up to Knoxville for the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon (Geno) and 10K (me).  We haven't raced since New Year's Day, so I am ready!  I have really been working hard on both my diet and training, so I am interested to see how it all works out.

4-The spin bike that I purchased on Craigslist a few months ago has been the answer to my training woes.  Before I started crosstraining, I was always knees, my ankles, the bottom of my foot--you name it!  Ever since I started alternating days of running and spinning, I have felt 100 times better!

Running guru, Jeff Galloway says that anyone over the age of 45 should alternate days of running with days of another form of exercise.  I took those words to heart (even though I'm only 41)--and so far, it really is working.  (fingers crossed and knocking on wood)

5-Yesterday I took over 400 people off of my Twitter feed.  I was following so many people and companies from various giveaway entries, that I didn't even want to read my feed anymore.  I LOVE winning giveaways, no doubt, but it had actually become a burden to me.  I was spending too much time entering the giveaways and not enough time being productive in other areas.  Definitely time to simplify and prioritize.

Happy Friday!!!!


  1. Getting up early is such a challenge for me so major kudos for getting your workout in so early. Also...I'm doing the 10k tomorrow and would LOVE to meet you/say hi/take a photo! And totally understand about the is overwhelming to see soooo many things on your social media feeds!

  2. I miss being able to run, but I look forward to spring when I can go for rides with our grandchildren on my rock'n trike. Hugs


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