I've been participating in the link up for as long as I've been blogging, which is almost 3 years. I've met a lot of bloggers through this link up and the link up has sent a lot of traffic my way. I've also learned a lot about the art of blogging--both writing and interacting with other bloggers.
The funny thing about writing all these posts with 5 things in them is that it's started to get into my head. I'm all about those fives...
I'm a numbers gal. Since I started participating in the link up, when I write a post, I find myself looking for 5 things related to my topic. Today, I looked back at old blog posts and holy moley--there are so many with the number 5 in the title. Even if it's not Friday!
Try as I might, I struggle to break free from the 5 themed posts. Runfession: my name is Wendy and I'm a five-aholic.
I'm pretty sure I'm not alone here. Let's think about why the number 5 is so special:
- 5 fingers and toes,
- 5 senses,
- 5 points on a star,
- 5 oceans in the world,
- 5 day work week,
- 5 dollar footlong...
I often joke about having OCD (I don't think I actually do) but I'm starting to scare myself. So as an intervention and just to get it out of my system, today I'm writing about 5 ways that I've inadvertently incorporated the number 5 into my workouts.
The 5 mile run: What is it about running 5 miles that just feels so right? Maybe it's just me, but 5 miles is just the perfect distance for a morning run. However, in an attempt to break free from my current obsession with all things 5, I've switched those runs out for 6 miles and 4 miles.
That Plank Flow...of 5 planks: Earlier last summer, I participated in Marcia's month long plank challenge and wrapped the whole thing up with a fun flow of planks, which happened to consist of--yes, 5 planks. I have to
|I'm a 5 pointed star!|
|The best endurance fuel out there.|
I signed up for Marathon #5: This past week, I signed up to run Grandma's Marathon in Duluth next June. Grandma's is one of the oldest marathons in the country--this will be the 41st year. I've been running well again and would like to do one more marathon. I'm pretty sure that after this one, which will be #5 for me, I'm not going to do any more marathons. Let's face it, training for that distance is pretty taxing on the body. It's been hard for me this year not to run much while I tried to get my plantar fasciitis under control. Five marathons just feels right to this 5 loving gal. Time goal? Well, I'd like to beat Paul Ryan's real finish time...
Of course, next fall, I will turn double fives, so there's that...
Has the number 5 affected the way you blog? The way you run? The way you think? Is there another number that you tend to focus on?
And yes, I'm linking this post with my favorite ladies of the Friday Five, Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia! But wait...shouldn't there be five hosts?