Friday, March 23, 2012

Five for Friday

Yippee!  Friday again!  I just love the weekend...here's the Friday five...

1)  I'm a HUGE Sheryl Crow fan.  I have a total girl crush and I'm sure if we ever met that we would be BFF's.  We already sing lots of duets together in my car.  Anyway,  I was super excited to read that she's a runner too!  She's running the Country Music 1/2 Marathon with a fundraising team named "Run Baby Run" to benefit a local school in Nashville on April 28th. 


she heel strikes just like me too!
So I think if there was any doubt before, it is solidified now that we are virtually twins.  Sheryl, call me...we'll run...

2)  I ran my longest distance in the last few months on Tuesday!  4.5 miles and my foot felt great!   Then yesterday I ran 4 and it still felt good!  Yippee!  I'm so hopeful that I'm getting a handle on this injury.  The things I'm doing:  rolling my foot on a golf ball periodically throughout the day, taping my foot for support, rolling foot on an iced water bottle at night and sleeping with this lovely thing on:

I definitely wouldn't say it's 100% yet, but it's recovering well from the runs and feels fine the morning after.  I'm so relieved to finally feel like I'm getting somewhere - being signed up for two relays this summer has put the pressure on to get recovered.  If I can't run I'll feel like I'm letting the team down, so I'm really trying to be smart and hopefully will continue to see improvement.

3)  Next week the kids are off school for spring break.  We'll be spending a good deal of the time out at my parent's property doing some work out there, but the last weekend of the break we are going to a cabin up by Mt. Hood.  I'm so excited to get out of dodge with the family - it will be a good place to recharge and relax.  There will probably be a lot of snow, so maybe I'll try running in snow shoes? 

4)  Speaking of snow - this is what the Portland area woke up to yesterday morning:
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Is this winter or spring?  Crazy weather here in the Pac NW.  I wasn't too upset about it though - the kids got a 2 hour school delay out of it, so everyone had a much more leisurely morning than usual.  Well, except me, because I had already gotten up to run in it.  A little slushy!

5)  The Biggest Loser.  The "excuse" this week is "I can't lose weight on vacation" and they send the clan off to Hawaii to tackle it.  In a nutshell:  Kim feels like an outsider because she's a threat, Jeremy gives Conda a win in the challenge so that she will have immunity (she's so lucky her brother is on this show), both Kimmy and Megan fall below the yellow line at the weigh-in, and, per her request,  Kimmy is sent home to keep her daughter on the ranch. 

So yeah, all that happened.  One cool thing did go down though - the group got a surfing lesson from Bethanny Hamilton of "Soul Surfer" fame. 

Considering how extra whiny this group is (I'm looking at you Chris/Conda), I think hearing Bethanny's story, and seeing her determination to get back on her surf board despite losing her arm to a shark attack, maybe gave them a little perspective.  Bethanny seems super cute and positive, which is a welcome change of pace on this show.


that's just a bunch of pretty people right there...
Hope you all have a great weekend!

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12 comments:

hiker mom said...

So glad your foot is getting better! I can't believe all that snow. What is up with PNW weather? Crazy. I enjoyed this last BL. Bethanny was so inspiring and I hope she made an impact on all the whiners. BTW Jeremy should not have given Conda immunity. That is probably how he got to be as big as he is. Not taking care of himself!

Suz and Allan said...

That's good news about the foot! I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for Sheryl Crow amongst the thousands that are running that half. The past few episodes of BL have been much better.

Tricia said...

That picture of Cheryl Crow is awesome. Look at her legs. Glad the foot is getting better.

Amanda@runninghood said...

I didn't even know that Sheryl Crow ran!! I know...what is up with the SNOW? So glad your foot is getting better.

jillconyers said...

I knew Sheryl (because we're on a first name only basis) was a runner. I think I read about it when she was dating LA. Love her legs! Glad to hear the foot is getting better. Before long you'll be back to 100%!

My daughter is a huge fan of Bethany (again with the first name). I love the fact that she sees reasons to have her as a role model.

Have a great weekend Kathy!

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

so great that your foot is feeling better! hoooray!
sheryl crow is pretty awesome - amazing, actually - and yes i am sure you guys are virtual twins!! ;o)
my kids have spring break the week after next too. we are going to go to charlotte, NC to visit my sister for a few days. nothing major - since we just went to jamaica with my husband's family! - but i just feel like it will be good to go somewhere for at least a little of the week.
hope you're having a great weekend!!

XLMIC said...

My friend had a bootie thing like that! I am so glad you're able to run again! I'll bet that feels pretty sweet :) And I wish my legs looked like Sheryl's ...

Courtney said...

Snow! Crazy but something pretty to look at! Glad your foot is doing better for you to be able to run!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous legs Cheryl!!! One more reason to like her!
Snow in PDX - freaked out my sister who lives up there!
80 degrees in Colorado! ;)

Laura said...

Wow, you got snow?! It's been in the 80's here, but I'm still getting used to Texas weather. I think this is normal. :) Love that you and Sheryl are bffs!

Jamie said...

I'm surprised you got snow! The weather has been crazy this year, it makes me nervous for next year!

I hope your foot continues to improve!

Heather said...

Glad your foot is starting to let you run longer distances!!!! My hip seems to be taking me in the opposite direction. Hmph. Uggg Conda....don't even get me started on that topic! How do these people not see her true colors???

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