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Friday Five – 5 Favorite Things!

This week was crazy! With all of the snow days we had in the previous weeks, it was EXHAUSTING getting back to a regular teaching schedule. Plus, all those classes that got cancelled have to be made up, so I’m teaching extra classes every Friday for the next month and some classes will run longer for the next several weeks to make up the time. And there’s been some drama going on at work, and it’s hard not to get stressed about some of the changes that are happening.

Anywho… I’m finally finding time to join Cynthia, Courtney, and Mar for another fabulous Friday Five. This week’s topic is “Friday Favorites.” Great choice since it gives me the chance to focus on positive things!


weather love

Sunny and warm. Finally!

Look at that lovely weather we’re supposed to have this weekend! I’m so excited to be able to ride and run outside on both days.


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My favorite snack!

A while back I posted a review of Vive! Shake. At the time, I loved it, and I love it even more now! Every day, I have a shake for my morning snack. It keeps me fueled and feeling great for my teaching and training. I love to experiment with different ingredients: chocolate with blueberries, chocolate with bananas and peanut butter, energy spice with pumpkin and greens, etc.


team vive

I’ve also had a chance to meet and go for a bike ride with Wally Bishop, the genius who developed Vive. He’s created a team to do this year’s A Ride to Remember to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. My dad and I have both joined Team Vive and will be riding 252 miles across South Carolina in July! There’s some great people on this team, and I’m looking forward to spending many hours on the bike with them.


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Toe socks!

I have read so much about Injinji’s toe socks, and I just had to give them a try! The ones in the photo are a pair of women’s specific running socks. I wore them on my tempo run this week and fell in love!


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No, I’m not going to talk about why I love everything in this picture. I do want to give a special shout out to the Shot Bloks though. I spent all of last racing season fueling with Gu, and I’m now a Shot Blok gal. The black cherry flavor is amazing, and it’s got a bit of caffeine in it for some extra energy. The Shot Bloks are much less messy than the GUs, especially on the bike! If only someone had developed a Shot Blok dispenser, kind of like a Pez dispenser for grownups…

What are you loving right now?

6 comments… add one
  • You should totally create a shot blok dispenser! 🙂 genius!!

  • That weather looks glorious! I hope you had a wonderful time out there this weekend. I wish I could wear toe socks, but I have weird toes. They don’t fit me correctly. 🙁

    • I’ve got some pretty weird toes, but these socks seem to be doing pretty well on them. We’ll see how I feel after doing a half marathon in them this weekend.

  • Eek! Those toe socks! I hear great things, but I can’t even deal with regular socks and I’m afraid they would be totally annoying. 🙁

    The weekend was absolutely gorgeous. I hope you enjoyed!

    • I was scared the toe socks would be really annoying, so I carried a spare pair of socks in my vest pocket in case I wanted to take them off. They didn’t end up bothering me at all!
      I did have a great weekend – got to enjoy the weather by going on a bike ride with some friends.

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