Friday, December 16, 2011

Five for Friday!

Ah - Friday again!  Here's my Friday five...

 1) Hood to Coast is offering a 20% off coupon for the Hood to Coast movie - but today (16th) is the last day to use it!  Enter code HTC-20 at checkout for the discount. 

The movie is AWESOME - it really does a great job of capturing the race.  This would be a great gift for anyone!

2)  In running news, the saga of my foot continues.  I ran 15 miles total last week, which is the longest distance I have gone in 2 months - but my foot was really sore at the beginning of this week.  I ran Monday morning, but took the last 3 days off just to give it a break.  My PT sessions are over with, but I discussed it with my doctor and I'm going to see a podiatrist on Thursday to discuss further options.  My doctor and I both feel that it's healing, but want to see if there is anything else that might expedite the process. 

3)  I've mentioned on here before that my family are I are huge Blazer fans - HUGE.  Rip City baby.  So it was a particularly sad day last Friday when Brandon Roy announced his retirement from the game because his knees wouldn't allow him to play anymore. 

For those who don't follow basketball and/or the Blazers, Bradon Roy is 3 time All Star who has been the face of the Blazers for the last 4 years.  He was a great player, active in the community and a leader.  As a fan he provided so many amazing moments, it made you feel good just to root for him.  Having his career cut short is so sad - he's only 27 years old and should be in his prime.

I know that he was paid millions of dollars just to play a game, so his career ending isn't tragic in that sense - but when you have to give up what you love prematurely due to a situation you can't control, it's sad no matter what. There's a great article about his decision to walk away here by Jason Quick from the Oregonian.  The last quote from Roy got me a little misty eyed:  "You can walk away from someone who doesn't love you. And you can walk away from someone you don't love. But when the love is mutual, the hardest thing is to walk away."   Thanks for the memories B-Roy, you will be missed.

4)  Do you have a "go to" treat you pass out at the holidays?  Mine is Banana Bread which I make from this recipe.  I make little mini-loaves, wrap them up and pass them out to teachers, neighbors, etc.

The trick is to get them all wrapped up before my hubby gets to them! 

5)  I'm a winner!  Woo hoo!  Rachelle, from Livin the Fit Life hosted a Shaklee giveaway, and I won some Shaklee energy chews, joint cream and a Cinch peanut butter energy bar.  I'm excited to check out the products.  I LOVE winning stuff! :) Thanks Rachelle!

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

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Laura said...

UGH on the foot's so hard to be patient and let the body heal itself. Hope you get more answers soon. And your banana bread wrapping job is too cute!

Julia said...

sorry to hear your foot is still giving you troubles. i know how frustrating that can be...i hope that this new appointment will help give you some answers! those lil loaves of bread are the cutest thing ever! love them!

Rachelle Q said...

What a great idea for Christmas gifts! That Hood to Coast movie sounds good. I have contemplated doing that race. It sounds fun!

Suz and Allan said...

Congrats on your win! Have a great weekend!

jillconyers said...

My go to treat is peppermint bark. The neighbors love it and it's fun to make with my kids.

I know you didn't ask for suggestions but is it possible for you to see an orthopedic doctor that specializes in feet? I went through months and months of treatment with a podiatrist that didn't do any good as far as diagnosing or treating what I ended up having surgery for. Just a thought and another option.

Marissa said...

what cute gifts! I do cookies and pumpkin bread for the holidays :)

YOur poor feet. And I've hurt my back, exactly one month from my first half, so let's hope things get better SOON...ugh! I hate injuries!!!

Jamie said...

I'm so sorry that you are still having foot issues! Mine just seemed to magically go away recently so I'm hoping the same for you!!

I love banana bread, it is so good!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Congrats on winning a giveaway! I love winning things! Seeing that Hood To Coast movie on here makes me so excited to get to do it next year! :)

All you loaves of banana bread look so beautiful!

Unknown said...

yippee for winning the giveaway, that is awesome!!

I don't make the same thing each year but I try to make something! This year it was a whole mish mash!

I really want to run the hood to coast and before hand watch the movie, its my bucket list dream!

Sweat Is My Sanity said...

I've never heard of that movie, I'll have to check it out. I sure hope your foot keeps heeling and that it will speed up a little bit. It's hard to be patient with injuries. I was shocked when my foot took months and months to heel. I hurt it a few days before Christmas last year and that is why I didn't get a half marathon in sooner...who knew it would take that long to get better. It hurt a lot yesterday after my 8 mile run, but since getting my new Wave Rider 15's it's been good.

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