4 Fitness Trends No Way In Hell I’ll Try (and 1 I will!)

Well hello there Friday, how you doin’?

Hi everyone!! I’m linking up again with the DC Trifecta ladies Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney for their weekly Friday Five. Today’s topic are fitness trends you’re just not that into.

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There’s a few of those on my list and I’ve included 4, but I thought I add one trend that I am into as well:

1. Mud Runs

Even before the poop fiasco that caused severe eye damage to a woman, I was never into mud runs. It’s just not my thing and not something you’ll find me doing. Ever.

2. Taking Running Selfies

I have a few friends who take pretty awesome pictures of themselves running and have been asked how they do it since, well, they’re running. I guess you prop your phone/camera and video play while you run, then snapshot it when you see a good angle?? I’m not entirely sure how it’s done but I find it kind of a lot comical thinking of re-enacting myself running to get a picture. I’m already awkward as it is.

3. Plexxus, Shakeology, Herbal Life

Man, there’s so many of these types of shake thingys, I can’t keep track of them all or know what each one is all about. What I do know is that I like food. A lot. And not in liquid form.

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4. Body Wraps

They may have worked for somebody, but I’m not interested.

5. Being Social <—–

This is a yes, most definitely. I’m all about joining/running with a group and/or keeping tabs with running friends online through social media–it makes training so much more fun!

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Thank you for your encouragement and support on Wednesday’s post regarding my fundraising 🙂 And shout out to Olivia @BalancingMommy and Allison @InvertedSneakers –Thank you for your donations! I hope everyone has a great weekend! ❤ , helly

–What do you think of my list? Had you heard about the poop fiasco?  

–Is there a fitness “trend” you’re just not that into?

–What fitness “trend” do you enjoy?
**Please know that these are my opinions and if you’re into any of the things I noted, please do not take offense.

Chicago Marathon Fundraising Update: Team RMHC

Happy Hump Day!!

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We are THREE months away from 26.2 in Chicago!!! This training cycle has gone by so fast, faster than the previous three I’ve done. I’m already in week 5!

If you remember a couple of months back when I made the decision to run Chicago for charity, there were a few things that worried me.

Well, one thing.

Would I be able to raise enough money?

I seriously underestimated my running family’s ability to come through when I need them. I’M OVER HALFWAY!!!!

It was over a year ago when I started this blog, not sure of what my purpose was or if anyone would even read it. But people do read it (thank you!) and I’ve become pretty good friends with some (you know who you are!).

Thank you so much ❤ :

Kimberly @BlackDogRunsDisney
Colby @It’sAMarathonANDASprint
Charissa@CharissaRunning
Sara @LifeBetweenTheMiles
Hailey @StridingStrong
Mar @MarOnTheRun
Amber @PBandPRs

With the exception of Hailey (she lives in Arizona), I haven’t met any of these wonderful people! But even though we’ve never spoke face to face, the internet bond is strong let me tell you. (Check out their pages when you get a chance!)

My online running family and my “real life” running family have combined to make up the majority of what I’ve raised so far! I’m seriously overwhelmed with the love and support of the running community. Completely overwhelmed. You guys are awesome.

Between your donations, your support on this blog, your encouragement on social media, this has been the most fun I’ve had preparing for a marathon–and I’m barely in week 5!! 😀

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! ❤ , helly

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If you’d like to contribute to Team RMHC, click here –> #helphelly 

–Have you met any bloggers you follow?

Happy National Running Day!!

It’s our birthday!! Okay, not really, but you know what I mean 😀

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It’s really that simple.

I did some pre-celebrating yesterday evening when I met up with a local running club for a short run:

Will run for beer.

Stay hydrated my friends.

One hundred plus degree weather isn’t so bad when there’s beer at the end 🙂

I have another meet-up with a different running club this evening for an official celebration that I’m super looking forward too. This day is going to be AWESOME!

Happy running day my amigos!!, helly

–How are you celebrating today?

–Do you have local running stores that host group runs? (look into it–they just might!)

–Why do YOU run?