Friday, February 24, 2012

Five for Friday


1)  Sorry I've been MIA around here - such a busy week!  I haven't blogged, or commented, or really done anything in the cyber world.  I will try to catch up this weekend.  Super busy week here because we (my sisters and I) are throwing a 70th birthday party for this lady (aka Mom) this weekend:

Mom with two of my sistahs
Needless to say, busy busy and lots of details to tend to.  I will be happy when we can just relax and enjoy the party!

2)  Running.  My foot had been feeling pretty good, but I was just having this feeling like it was right on the brink of feeling some pain.  I felt like if I pushed it, it would be bad.  So I did something completely out of character, and I actually listened to my body and DIDN'T run!  Woo Hoo - look who's being smart!  I'm going to start back up with a one miler next week and progress SLOWLY again from there.  I'm really trying to be patient AND maintain a positive outlook here.   I have been doing some other workouts, which I will post about soon as they fulfills my commitment to Kim's New To You Cross Training challenge for February. 

3)  After my call for chicken recipes last week I made this soup from Cooking Light.  It was super good. 
4)  Last night I went and got a massage from my friend Been (pronounced "bean").  Oh. My. God.  It was so awesome. 
Been and I at the Hippie Chick Half Marathon last year
Been just finished up her studies in Amma Therapy - which is, as she explains it:
Amma Therapy is a form of bodywork using hand manipulation to work through the meridians of energy, or Qi, in your body.   I do an intake based on several questions regarding your health history, I use tongue and pulse diagnosis, and then I base my treatment on what your body needs that day. 
She's also taking classes in Sports massage to supplement her work.  All I know is that I felt amazing after my treatment.  THANK YOU BEEN!!!

5)  Biggest Loser.  I have nothing to say about these people and the drama.  It's ugly.  So, instead I will leave you (once again) with this:
You're welcome.

Have a great weekend!  Head on over to Fitness, Health and Happiness for Fitness Fridays!


Laura said...

I hear you on the BL drama, I am not into it at all this season. Way to be smart with your foot-- resting is hard to do! And enjoy the 70th party!!!

Unknown said...


I gave up on the Biggest Loser a few weeks ago, and I'm hearing that it was probably the right choice, given the drama. I agree with you about Dolvett, though :-)

Also, way to go on listening to your body. You'll be able to run a lot more in the long run :-) (No pun intended... really)

Have a great weekend!

Rachelle Q said...

Happy bithday to your mom! I hope you have a great time at the party. Good for you for resting your foot. That is probably what I should be doing, but I have to get my virtual run done within the next 4 days! Yikes, I hope the weather holds out;)

Sweat Is My Sanity said...

Yeah, that B.L. drama is annoying. Can't stand to watch it. Good call on skipping your run, keep listening to your body and you won't regret it.

KEFFitness87 said...

Aww you and your sisters look just alike!! I hope that your mom has a great 70th birthday!! That soup looks delish! And thank you for that chocolate treat! Hehehe!!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Enjoy the 70th birthday! You deserve it! It's a lot of work putting together an event like that.

I love massages; I wish Been was near me! Have a great weekend!

Shabby Chic Mom said...

happy birthday to your mama!!! as for the BL drama, can't stand it...i DVR it and skip through it all...but Dolvette is so easy on the eyes :) stopping by from fitness friday

Been said...

thanks kathy!!! it is always great to give bodywork to those people that i love. hope the party is a success! yay mama d!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

I'm glad you are listening to your body, hopefully you will be able to get back out there running normally soon!

Kathy said...

Happy birthday to your mum - my dad turned 70 last week! Take care of that foot!

Jennifer said...

I'm not liking this season of BL either :( too much drama!

jillconyers said...

Why does it take us so long to finally start listening to our bodies? Being smart actually works :)

The soup looks delicious. I'm adding it the menu for this week.

Marissa said...

i'm glad we're all having issues with BL. sadly, this is one of the only seasons, since the beginning that has had too much drama for me to handle...i don't even look forward to it each week, sad right? hate that. but do like the Dolvett picture ;)

recipe looks delicious!

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