Five for Friday

It’s time for another Five for Friday. It’s a random one, but then again, when am I not?

1. Three years ago today, this old thing happened.

Our anniversary just happens to fall on our every other Friday off work schedule, so we’ve celebrated so far by doing the dishes and cleaning the pool. Tonight, we might even even enjoy a carb with dinner. We get pretty crazy after three years. Or 10. Nothing like a wedding to reset that dating anniversary and wipe out 7 years of hard labor.

2.  Right now, hubs is off getting his hair done. Presumably to look pretty for me for our anniversary and keep up with my lifetime of hair color changes.

Incidentally, that last picture is the look he gets on his face when I talk about running.

3. Race weekend month is here! Tomorrow, Michelle and I leave for Tampa to run the Gasparilla Half Marathon on Sunday. It’s my favorite half marathon of the 11 I’ve done and the first one I deemed worthy of repeating, even with the guy slapping people’s asses at the turn around last year (<—-race review link). I haven’t used my Camelback in a long time but I think it’s time to bust it out again. I’m not sure how I’ll do, so right now I’m just hoping to beat last years time (2:16:55) which I really hope is possible since that time included 2 “special deliveries.”  Then again, I haven’t run a half faster than 2:18 in a year, so who knows what will happen out there.

4. I ran a few times this week in my new Mizuno Wave Riders. Once with the Superfeet inserts and once without. I don’t think those inserts work for me because everything felt much more normal without them. Now the shoes seem a little narrow and rub my feet the wrong way. So these aren’t the right shoes for me either. EFF.

What should I do? Pad up my feetsies with double socks and band-aids and run in my new shoes this weekend, or run in my old shoes that possibly have too many miles (350) on them already and could be the cause of calf pain?

5.  If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you already know that little ole me was featured in Fitness Magazine’s “Fit Bloggers We Love.” Go check out the article. It totally makes me feel like a celebrity.

I’ve already informed Michelle that I will need her to turn down my bed and put a mint on my pillow this weekend. I think I also want her to announce my name Price-is-Right style as I walk into any new room. I don’t think I’m asking too much.


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16 responses to “Five for Friday

  1. Happy anniversary to you and your husband! You looked gorgeous in your wedding pictures! (don’t let that go to your head now, haha). Good luck this weekend! Can’t wait to hear about it.

  2. Melissa H.

    I love what you wrote for your “I did it” moment. I’m hoping the same thing happens to me when I get around to my second marathon. Happy Anniversary!

  3. We are feet twins (not a compliment because my feet are problematic)…I got the Mizuno Wave Riders 15s with the Superfeet insert as well…and I got blisters. I think it’s the inserts, so I’m going to try my 12 miler on Sunday without them. Congrats on three years, keep the hair changes coming, I love it!

  4. Happy Anniversary to you two!! Great way to spend such a monumental anniversary! LOL…I’m a curious girl…so I wonder if there’s a surprise in store for you tonight? 🙂 I hope you two have a lovely evening before you zip off for another half tomorrow! BTW – Good luck…whatever shoe path you choose I hope it works – I’d say go w/the wrapping up feet thing in new shoes…b/c at least they aren’t causing calf pain. Idk. I don’t run long distances (nor have I run in a while)…so its hard for me to be a true judge of the shoes. So….yes, GOOD LUCK! And HAVE FUN!

  5. Love that first picture of you and Fabian! You both look SOOO happy!

    Have a great time this weekend! I think you should get some Adidas and run in those. Or wear your old shoes and hope for the best. Or wear your new shoes with a ton of those blister block things covering your feet. Wow. I am so good at advice.

    And I’m no ball, but I predict 2:15. Write that down.

  6. Katie G

    Happy anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been three years already–that happened in a blink.

  7. Happy anniversary! And congrats on being featured!! It is well deserved!

  8. Amber K

    Happy Anniversary! I just don’t think I can stop celebrating my dating anniversary with my husband because I can’t let go of those extra years. It will have been 10 years for us on New Year’s and 6 years in October for marriage. I just like that 10 number better. 😉

  9. Happy Anniversary you crazy kids 🙂 Just think – I could reenact this moment in just 3 weeks.

    I’m practicing my fan waving for this weekend as I write this.

  10. angie

    Happy Anniversary! Have a great race this weekend!

  11. happy anniversary!! you and your husband are too cute together 🙂

  12. Happy anniversary, congrats on the blog dominance, and good luck this weekend! This is the race where you get that amazing pirate medal, right? I want that. I’m racing a half on Sunday too, I hope no special deliveries arrive for either of us!

  13. I agree with you on the anniversaries – why does marriage reset the clock? – Happy TEN year!!!!

    And a Huuuuugggggeeee Congratulations to you on being a featured blogger! I completely agree with Fitness Magazine – you are AWESOME, motivating, and write THE funniest blog I read.

  14. Lee

    Happy Anniversary and good luck at your race!

  15. Megan

    Happy anniversary, good luck on your race, and congrats on the Fitness nom! That’s amazing. I hope Michelle treats you right this weekend!

  16. Congrats on the Fitness magazine appearance! That is exciting! You are a celebrity!
    Congrats on your anniversary also. I have decided that you and your husband are my favourite couple 🙂 Also Paula, you are a smokeshow!!!

    Good luck today!

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