Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Fun

TGIF!

Life can't keep me down for long! I'm ending my week on a high note. Here's what's making me happy these days...


--Running, of course! But not just running...running in the sunshine! Since my return from California, the weather has been rainy and cool. It looks like Mother Nature has finally decided to give us a break. The forecast for the next week looks warm and pretty much rain free. This is our reward for putting up with the gloom.

--This article by Mark Remy. He too enjoys a beer at the finish line. When I read "Twenty Years, Twenty Lessons", I thought to myself, doh, why didn't I write this? Although I'd have to come up with 25 lessons. 25 years of running and racing? Can it be? This list hits the nail on the head. Do I have anything to add to his very comprehensive list? Yes, and I talked about this in my post on Wednesday: when the going gets tough, smile. Smiling always lightens the load.

These just never fail to make me smile.
--My coach. She told me how much fun she's having making my training plan to help me meet my goals. To be sure, she has me doing some really hard stuff. But even the hard stuff is fun, as evidenced by this video:

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--This new song by Justin Timberlake just makes me happy. I'm not a huge fan of happy pop music, but this one is too catchy to not like. Plus it's JT, right? The video is great too, with lots of people just movin' to the groove. Justin even dances with one of those flailing airdancer guys. Who hasn't wanted to do that? I may have to add this song to my running playlist but there's the risk that I will stop running and start dancing in the middle of the road. As if my neighbors don't already think I'm nuts...




--Finally, here's a little bit of cuteness... Wednesday was such a beautiful day that I took my yoga mat outside and did yoga on the deck. After I finished I wanted to get my plank done for the plank challenge. I decided to video it to see if I could get Cocoa to play along. After all, there are only so many variations of plank I can do. This pup is a stitch!

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What's making you smile these days? Any funny stories to share? Awesome things you've seen lately?

I'm linking this post up with the DC Trifecta for Friday Five! Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia host this very popular link up! Check it out!












And with Angela at Happy Fit Mama for High Five Friday! So glad to have a happy fun post to share. 

54 comments :

  1. Aww, Coco is so cute in your video. What a precious little puppy! The flowers in our garden and springtime activities are making me smile. Yesterday I ran at the track with my group followed by golf and then a boat ride. I am not letting grass grown under these old feet! Have a great weekend and hopefully enjoy a nice run!

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    1. I'm right there with you--can't stop, won't stop!

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  2. My cat curled up in the kitchen sink. WHY IS THAT COMFORTABLE???

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  3. Cocoa is such a sweetie (did you know?).

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    1. Pretty much! Although she has really sharp teeth.

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  4. She's just too cute!

    The fact that I could get my phone's screen fixed (assuming they do a good job) is making me happy. Being able to wear shoes without socks (sometimes) is making me happy.

    And tomorrow I'll be back with my USAFit group, which always makes me happy too. It will be interesting to see how it is with a new head coach.

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    1. It's always nice to find things to be happy about! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your USAFit group.

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  5. So funny. My spin instructor tries to quit JT but just can't! There is nothing so cute as a puppy! We've had a few days of sunshine but it's supposed to be raining in the morning.

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  6. YOU make me smile. Always. I can't wait 'til we meet--and one day we will--and see that smile in person. No matter how bad things get, you, as a friend recently said to me, don't get over it, you work through it, and always seek the good on the other side of it.

    Your pooch is the very image of cute! What an uplifting (no pun intended) video for a Friday morning.

    May the weather continue to be good to you, to us.
    Oh, and that meme? Oh, yeah. I'll take it. ;)

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    1. Your comments always make me smile, as does your unending support! <3

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  7. Aww, sweet puppy!

    I read Mark Remy's article in my last issue of Runner's world. Very clever!

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    1. Do you get his weekly Dumb Runner digests? Hilarious.

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  8. Aww what a cute puppy.
    I'm adding that JT song to my running playlist. I prefer running to upbeat pop music, keeps me moving. :)

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    1. I usually prefer darker music, which kind of scares me. But I do throw in a few upbeat pop songs..

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  9. I am loving that new JT song too- makes me happy and pumps me up!

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  10. What a feel good song/video! That just made my day!! Thank you for sharing. :) Oh man little Cocoa is so cute!

    Glad you are feeling good, Wendy!!! :)

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  11. Flowers are making me happy ! I live in an apartment and went and bought a bunch of geraniums in bright colors for my deck. Now. it feels like spring / summer.
    The Justin T video is fun.
    Glad nice weather has made it your way.

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    1. I'm going to buy flowers this weekend too!

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  12. I love that new JT song too! So much fun!

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  13. Watching my daughter at horse lessons is making me happy! Oh...and summer vacation just around the corner....kinda, sorta.

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    1. I always miss summer vacation--it's hard to be an adult in the summer and go to work!

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  14. You seem like you had a much better week! I am so over all of the cold rainy days here. BTW I saw an interview w Ryan Gosling and he said he had no idea how he got to be the face of the "hey girl.." memes. He said that he has never used that phrase-too funny

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    1. Yep, looks like things are turning the corner!

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  15. This post made me smile so thank you. I had a rough week but have to look at the positive aspects of my life.
    I remember reading that article from Mark Remy in one of the RW issues and can truly relate to it.
    Love JT and his new song is infectious!

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    1. I'm really focused on trying to stay positive!

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  16. I need to download that song...and some new Meghan Trainor songs too.... Your cross-fit pics seriously make me want to consider hiring a coach! Amazing!

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    1. You should do it! It's been so fun and a huge game changer for me.

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  17. All this makes me happy! Can you bring Cocoa with you in December? Awww! Have a great weekend !

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    1. She's so bad! It's a good thing she's so cute...

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  18. I love this JT song! I'll have to add it to my running playlist for my half marathon tomorrow!

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  19. Okay, the video makes me like the song a whole lot more, lol! I'm glad you've had a good day. Great weather always makes things better too!

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    1. Seriously! I felt the same way about the song--once I saw the video, I liked it way better!

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  20. I LOVE the new JT song. It is just so upbeat and catchy - you can't help but feel good when you listen to it. My big smile moment for the week was getting an unexpected surprise in the mail today from a favorite brand - that's always exciting!

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    1. Oh I love getting fun stuff in the mail!

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  21. I too love that song and I've been called a "dork" for doing so. Don't care. Yes to sunshine!

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  22. I loved reading that article and I always love JT! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Sunshine is making me smile and a clean apartment! (I just cleaned and I am celebrating with a beer!) I also made a fresh batch of kombucha!

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    1. My husband has a new scobee going as we speak!

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  24. Very cute pup! I heard the JT song on the radio and thought it was pretty good. Thanks for sharing the video! :)

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    1. Very cute but very bad...she loves to bite...

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  25. Yoga outside looks AMAZINGLY fun and refreshing! We've had so much rain lately - can't wait until I could try that.

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  26. Your pup is just too cute. I've been loving all of the pictures that you've been posting of her!

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  27. You sound so happy and I love it!! The JT song is so fun and catchy - I love to hear it! Your pup is SO ADORABLE!!

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  28. I love the new JT song! And your pup....too cute!

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