Friday Five


I’m not one to celebrate random holidays, but apparently today is National Sibling Day!  Since I have one awesome brother and two new sibling in-laws, I figured it was a good year to start celebrating!

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My brother, my Fella, me, my new BIL, and my new SIL!


I’ve been back to training regularly this week and it feels good…kind of.  I’m still fighting through my mental funk, but it’s getting better.  As cliché as it is, the hardest part is getting out the door.  Once I’m dressed and out the door (or on the trainer), it’s easy and natural.  Right now I’m going with the mantra of “fake it till you make it”.  I’m hoping that if I go through the motions enough that my joy and enthusiasm will come back.  It has worked in the past, so there’s that.  Any tips on how to get back into the swing of things?



I’m going to use this weekend to prep for my upcoming Whole30.  It’s going to be a lot of running around to grocery stores and food prep.  Looking at how sub-par my diet has been lately, it’s desperately needed.  I know some people view it as just another fad diet, but at the core it is just a plan that says to eat whole, unprocessed foods for 30 days.  How can that be bad?  Not letting me have wine?  Now that may be bad…


George Ezra has been my jam this week.  That is all.


Spring is finally here and I can feel my toes again!  That means it is time for camping and all kinds of outdoor merriment.  We already have three camping trips on the calendar and are trying to pack in some more.  I can’t wait!  We barely went camping last year and I really missed it.  We’re hoping to get some backpacking in this year too.  We even have packs for the dogs to they can carry their own stuff!


From my last backpacking trip to the Enchantments outside of Seattle.

Happy Friday!


Friday Five — 7 Comments

  1. I actually like the Whole 30 plan. I have the book and keep meaning to actually start it.

    I like the fake it till you make it mentality. I do a lot of pep talks of how much better I will feel and how much stronger I will feel. I try to (and this sounds silly) but flex a lot and take pictures on how much progress is being made. It motivates me lol!

  2. Oliver wants to go camping this year for the first time. That may be how we celebrate getting the cast off in 6 weeks. 🙂 It’ll be at least that long before the Nebraska weather is camping friendly anyway!

  3. You look fantastic in that picture.

    We love camping. Haven’t done a ton of it in the past couple years as a family, but we’re hoping to get back to it this year.

    I feel you on the mojo thing. That was a big issue for me from December through…well, it just recently seems to have come back. I tried the fake it til you make it thing and while that’s done the trick in the past it didn’t really help this time. I basically made myself go out and then gave myself permission to quit when it stopped being fun. Of course, I didn’t have any big races on the schedule, so that gave me the leeway to relax some. And of course (part 2), my running fitness is abysmal right now. So I’m not saying that’s the answer, but nothing else worked for me either.

  4. Getting back into a routine can be hard, especially when your schedule and life have been so out of the ordinary lately. I would say the first week or two of getting back into the swing of things are the hardest. Once you get into a routine, things will flow and become more natural. Just put it on your schedule and make time for it. I always visualize myself doing it and it seems to help!

    I can’t wait to hear about your Whole30 experience! So many of my friends are currently doing this and it’s worked wonders. Cheers to Spring!

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