Friday, March 28, 2014

Five for Friday

I have a lot going on inside this head of mine so I thought a good Five for Friday would help get all my thoughts situated - hope you can indulge my randomness today.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy :)

1.  Unfortunately I am not awarding a roll of KT Tape Pro to anyone today :(  On the bright side, I have raised almost $600 for St. Jude and there is still time to raise the remainder!  I know you're all tired of hearing from me on this but St. Jude has touched my life in more ways than one and I want them to be able to continue all the good work they do there - if you haven't given please consider donating today; even $10 will go a long way, I promise!  And then I promise I'll stop begging  asking for donations ;)

2.  I ran my #LVKickOffNight Virtual 5K last night!  Unfortunately, I can no longer ignore the shin splints I have going on and with #RunCMM only 28 days away, I think I need to take more time off to let them heal.  I have been reading different recommendations on treating shin splints - rest, ice, compression, elevation, heat...some conflicting info.  I have tried stretching and foam rollling, compression socks, ice, and taking a day or two off.  So I wanna hear from you - have you had shin splints?  What worked best for you?  I need them to heal with a quickness!

3.  I'm sure everyone that hasn't been living under a rock has heard about the latest running scandals this week.  First, we had the Publix Georgia Marathon selfie bandit, followed closely by SELF magazine's "inadvertent insensitivity" towards a cancer survivor.  Uhm, WTH people???  My thoughts on these?  Well, I think Miss Selfie Bandit is a coward and a thief; need I remind her about our little friend karma??  I'm not even linking her blog post so as not to give her a hit.  And as for SELF - well, you just lost probably a couple thousand readers; you should be ashamed of yourselves.  Talk about integrity in journalism...and with that I'll get off my soapbox.

4.  I'm back on the MFP bandwagon.  MFP = My Fitness Pal.  I think I got into a mindset there for awhile that just because I was running that I could eat whatever I wanted and while that might work for some folks, it does not work for me.  I've watched the scale tip in the wrong direction so I'm trying to get back on track.  Anyone else on MFP?  Let's be friends so we can encourage each other!

5.  Planning for our fall break trip to Disney World is in full swing!  I am super duper excited to be heading down two days early so I can participate in the events of Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend with some of the DisBroads before enjoying a fun-filled week with my family.  Park hours for our trip are starting to post and I will be making our dining reservations next weekend!  Consider this your fair warning that you will be hearing much more about this trip in the months to come :)


  1. Funny you should mention October...I might have just been looking at airfare. ;)
    I am no help in regards to shin splints but I hope someone is able to give you some good advice.

    1. Book that ticket, girl - I am ready for some fun!!! :)

  2. I used to have shin splints. Sounds crazy but I started "writing the ABC's" with my foot and it helped! Worth a try! So jealous of TOT!!! I wanna go!!! ;-)

    1. That would be something easy to do while I'm sitting at my desk at work - I'm gonna try it! Thanks Mindy!!! Not too late to get in on the ToT action; I'm sure there's some charity bibs available still :)