High Five Friday

My Friday Favorites

…And it is Friday again! Time sure does fly when you are having fun…or something like that! I hope the weekend welcomes you in positive, uplifting spirits! I am linking up with some great bloggers for this weeks Friday favorites!



This is one of the mottos that I use daily – I also use “a run is a run is a run” to keep me in check with getting my workouts in, even if I am not feeling up to it.

I completely agree! I have hear a few times lately that I have inspired others to want go be more active. It is flattering and I hope that they find that their health is #1 priority! I love running and being active. I can only hope that my drive and determination inspires others to be more active!

I want to run with this view – I could run forever!

I always love seeing these ladies out on their adventures!

These mugs remind me of the mugs that we grew up with – I would love a cabinet full of these!




How to Pace your next Marathon or Half Marathon: 5 foolproof tips by runfargirl
I will be pacing several races next year and I can use all the tips and tricks! Granted, I am going to be working with a Smart Pacing team – they pace based on the elevation changes and not a steady pace throughout.

7 Tips on Qualifying for the Boston Marathon by thismamarunsforcupcakes
I don’t for-see this happening – but a girl can dream!

Tips for Race Recovery my mcmmamaruns
I can use all of the “recovery” essentials this coming year. It is going to be a big one and with back to back running events, pacing and not running full bore, I am going to find some new routines to keep my legs fresh!

Mastering the Marathon- 26.2 as Unequal Halves by runnersconnect
I really enjoy reading all I can about marathons and how to accomplish them – this writing is another to add to the list

Yoga for Runners by lovelifesurf
I am really having fun with trying new and tried-and-true yoga moves to help me with running with better posture and form.


Fave Foods to Try


Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Brownies by thebigmansworld
I have these all at home…I think I will give them a try this weekend!

Mint Chocolate Chip Granola by leancleanandbrie
I am surely going to make a batch of this soon and probably make some for Christmas gifts!

Grain Free Snickerdoodle Cookies by runningwithspoons
I really could care less about the “grain free” part – but I am a sucker for trying new recipes and snickerdoodles are the nostalgic Christmas cookie for me!

DIY Protein Bars by ciarrasiller
I would always use new protein options – and these would be fun to make J

Vitamin Packed Black Bean Fudge Cookies by womensrunning
Um,…yum! This is worth a little time in the kitchen J


Fav Pins


Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers by carrotsdcake
This is great – because I have no idea what to get the little guy…he is so busy!

The Best Sources of Protein for Vegans by fitfluential
Well, I am not vegan – nor do I plan to ever be vegan. But, I am always looking for more ways to bring more protein into my diet – those proteins can hind is so many foods!

The Best Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays by healthyhelperblog
I am all about making gifts – these are great!

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub by newleafwellness
I love this scrub! Coconut oil has been my best friend for a while…and this is just another “beauty recipe” that I can make with it!

DIY T-Shirt Rug by themadcreative
Thank you Ashley for a great use for all of my old t-shirts (they were going to turn into cleaning cloths – and some probably still will!)


I would love to hear form you! Leave me a comment below and start a conversation 🙂

What are you favorites for this week?

Will you be buying or making more Christmas gifts this year?


As I mentioned before, I am linking up with some great, fantastic bloggers! Check out all the links below!

Angela’s High Five Favorites      Jill with Fitness Friday

Katie’s Friday Favorites     Tif with High Five for Friday 

Erika’s Friday Favorites    Courtney with DC Trifecta Friday Five 

18 thoughts on “My Friday Favorites

  1. I’m definitely not making anything myself this Christmas. I’m not a huge DIY gifter. I’d bake something, but that’s about the extent of my capabilities.


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