Full Moon Friday Five!

I’m linking up again with the DC Trifecta girls–Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney (<–happy weeding weekend!!) for another Friday Five!

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.17.23 AM This week—Random Edition. Who doesn’t love randomness?? 🙂

Here we go!

1. Happy Friday the 13th!!!!
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I’m totally not superstitious nor do I scare easily. I love horror books and films and think it’s fascinating how people think of things like that to write/film. Crazy, really.

I’m an English teacher and I know I’m supposed to love the classics, and I do, but I also like reading fun stuff (I know, horror? Fun?) One of my favorite authors is Jeffrey Deaver. He wrote the book turned-into-big-time-movie starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie called The Bone Collector. If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, do it! At least one of them 🙂 Last month, he was doing a book tour of the sequel to the aforementioned novel. I had been waiting forever for it to come out and was pumped that I’d be able to go to his signing. Except not. I was off crossing the Grand Canyon a couple of times and couldn’t make it that day.

So my husband went!!! He’s never read a single one of his books but he knew how much it meant to me and he got the book signed.



In celebration of today, my run club is doing a full moon fun run tonight 🙂

–Do you like horror/murder mystery books/movies?
–Will you be celebrating today?

2. World Cup!!! Another exciting thing happening today is Mexico is playing. I’ve been loosely following (really on Instagram) the team’s road to the cup. I’m a Mexico fan because I grew up right on the border of the United States and Mexico. Like right on the border. I cheer for the U.S. when they play and I cheer for Mexico when they play. When they’re against each other, well, it’s tough lol!

Mexico's coach is hilarious!

Mexico’s coach is hilarious!

–Did you see the bizarre opening ceremony??
–Will you be watching any soccer games?

3. Marathon Training Plan This weekend I’ll be whipping up a training plan for my October marathon. I’m so excited to do this! I don’t know why, but having that sheet telling me what to do makes me happy 🙂

I’ve been reading Run Less, Run Faster and I’m not sure if I want to follow the plan 100%. I’ve been liking a lot of what I’ve read but there are a few things that worry me–I plan on talking about this further in a later post.

I liked Hal’s plan that I used for my first marathon. I’ve been talking with a friend about Hanson’s Method. My run club coach provided me with a plan as well. I honestly think my plan will end up being a hodgepodge of several different methods, who knows! But I am sure that by Sunday, I will have a final product.

Do people still say 'ermagerd'? I'm so not cool.

Do people still say ‘ermagerd’? I’m so not cool.

–Do you use a plan to train for a race or do you wing it? (I’m not a winger–I stress out too much to wing! lol!)

4. 100 87 Days of Summer Thirteen days of no soda.


It has been a super tough week with plenty of thoughts of caving. But, I kept strong and when the going got tough, I texted a few friends doing the Summer Challenge with me for support. It’s definitely helped not having any soda in the house too–my husband is on board with my quest to go sans soda and we’ve decided to both go without it.

It’s interesting because I’ve become super more conscious about what’s in everything I drink. Like I wanted Minute Maid Lemonade and when I read the label thought, wha??! This is really no different than the soda I was drinking! So I’ve been mostly sticking to water–H20 4 lyfe!!

–Do you check to see what it is you’re actually drinking? I never really did til now.

5. and OMG this ❤ ❤


I double booked us on play dates yesterday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and they had so much fun! My husband was out of town so I did my best to keep us busy and we seriously had the best day ever. (Plus, the Heat lost!)

I’ll be taking it easy today and tomorrow–I’ve got my first trail and first night race!

–How was your week?
–What are your weekend plans? Running, racing? (If you’ve got a race, good luck!!)

Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there 🙂

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35 responses

  1. I am the same way about training plans – having my workouts written out ahead of time just feels right. I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t be in the shape I am if I just made up my plans as I went 🙂

  2. Fun random stuff! I have a one-soda-a-day vice (Diet Mtn Dew) … should probably quit, but hey … 🙂

    I saw the original Halloween in theaters, but haven’t read too many horror books.

    We have a development-wide yard sale tomorrow, so that will be fun. The kids have their high school ‘Pops’ concert tomorrow night … then we all crash on Sunday! 🙂

    • Nice! I used to do one-a-day but then it would eventually become one Big Gulp a day and then, well, you know 🙂

      The original Halloween is the best!

      Yay for neighborhood yard sales! We say it’s when we all buy each other’s stuff lol!! Hope you have a fun weekend with your kids!

  3. Random Friday 5 for the win! This was a great post. And not just because I’ve been looking for my next audiobook; Bone Collector it is! Thanks for the tip!

  4. I plan on using RLRF too but plan on tweaking the long runs. Not sure If I want to do SIX 20 mile runs??? seriously? And I hate horror movies and soccer 😉

  5. I’m totally going to have to check out that book/movie… (I actually think of Friday the 13th as my lucky day…)

    I very seldom drink soda, but I’m totally addicted to my sodastream. I don’t need flavor or sweet, but i do need bubbles LOL.

    • Thank you, I do think he’s pretty awesome 🙂
      I love, love Higdon!! He’s reliable for sure. I kinda want to try Run Less Run Faster–I’m curious more than anything to see if I see changes in my running

  6. Haha you got a real laugh out of me for #1. I’ve been trying to ween off diet soda the past few years (I use to drink 1-2/day). Now, I may have 1 every 2 weeks or so. Good luck with your challenge. PS – adorable pics of your kids!

  7. Nice work with soda! I used to drink sugary drinks (limeade/lemonade type stuff) with dinner but cut it back and switched over to water. Now it’s a treat! I can’t do horror movies – guaranteed nightmares. Looking forward to your trail-night race recap.