Friday Five

Five Thoughts I’ve Had This Week:

I’ve begun creating my racing schedule for the fall.  I can find a 5k, 10k or half marathon every weekend but I still lack an ultimate goal race.
Do I want to race more 5ks?
Train for a half marathon?
Train for a late Fall or Winter Marathon?  A Marathon next week?

Your guess is as good as mine because I truly don’t know what I want to train for.  

I’ve been all over the place with life.  Recently I’ve gone through a lot of changes that leaves my schedule about as predictable as playing Russian Roulette. I don’t foresee my schedule changing until at least October and honestly that is fine by me.  I would rather spend time in the outside world versus glued behind my computer screen, iPhone or other technology device.  It’s not you social media, it’s me…

The heat and humidity this week has been awful.  This weather has also been unpredictable.  If we dealt with 90+ degrees every day, running would be fine. Sadly we have dealt with temperatures between 70-95 this summer.  Oh well, I can’t decide if I prefer the summer heat or the winter snow.  When in doubt, treadmill it out…

I bought this dress last month from lululemon.  I hope the color plum comes into style because I’m obsessed.   On a foodie note, I’m also obsessed with local plums from the Farmers Market.

me plum kayano lululemon dress

Is it already the end of August?  We blinked and the summer flew by.  I hope we have a fall season since we never had a Spring.  (Here in NJ we went from Winter to Summer in about 1 day).

From my neighborhood last Fall. Bring on the foliage.

From my neighborhood last Fall. Bring on the foliage.

Five Posts that I loved:

Esther Erb on Coffee 
Being Late is Unacceptable
How the Sir Walter Mile Provides Glimpse of Growth for Track
Choosing the Right Running Shoe (This is so important.  Running shoes aren’t designed to hurt you but it’s important to find the correct ones for you)
A letter from Shante Little (This is one of the most eye opening posts I’ve read in a while.)

Five Posts from LOLZ:
Favorite Summer Products
Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Running
How to Save Money on Road Races
Racing my Way to Fitness
Some Runs are Just Awful


I don’t have five videos but I thought this was really interesting and cool.

Questions for you:
How was your week?
What is your favorite color?

I think mine be plum right now.



15 responses

  1. We usually get about a week of Spring in Kansas too. And usually it is crazy windy, so you can’t really enjoy it. I love fall though, so I hope it gets here soon! Have a great weekend Hollie!

  2. I love that dress and I love it more that you found a matching pair of running shoes! Also,I love that you included an article about the Sir Walter Miler. I was there and it was so much fun to spectate!

  3. Love the dress! I actually really like the color plum. I feel like it’s one of those colors that doesn’t necessarily need to be “in style” to wear it, either. Although I’m not exactly the fashionista, so what do I know lol 🙂

  4. I love plum as well, and pretty much any jewel tone! That dress is really cute and I can’t believe it’s from lululemon. I love how it matches your shoes! Have a great weekend 🙂

  5. I absolutely love that dress. I don’t usually go all girly over fashion and sadly I look ridiculous in dresses, but the way you’ve matched it with the purple shoes is just gorgeous.

    My favourite colour is and always has been black, but I do have a soft spot for dark purple too 🙂

  6. I loved that video! How cool. I’ve only been around for 3 of those fashions, but i was like AH yes! i totally had/have that outfit… hahah

    Also, the article on being late is basically written by me. (not really.) If i’m not 10 minutes early, I’m late. However, for my boyfriend, if he’s 40 minutes late, thats early. drives me bonkers!

    I’d say a half? But only because I find 5ks boring heheh but again, im a middle of the pack runner, soooo 5k/10k might be more fun for you….

  7. I cannot believe how fast fall is barreling towards us. It just blows my mind! I hope you get to experience the season (and not have a repeat of the winter to summer thing but in reverse lol). Love the plum dress on you!

  8. I just cannot with the humidity anymore. We had that one stretch last week when it wasn’t too bad, but the humidity came back in full force this week. Is it fall yet? 😉

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