Feelin’ Good!!! {link up}

Happy Friday!!! I’m linking up with the DC Trifecta ladies Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney for today’s Friday 5 Good Things.

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And thankfully, there’s a lot of good going on 😀

1. Drugs

Whoa, whoa, whoa, before anyone gets the wrong idea, let me remind you that I’ve been sick forever for a long time. I finally made my way to a doctor who prescribed me some medication and YAY!! I’m finally feeling better.

2. My first run back

Because of the aforementioned good thing, I was finally able to go out for a run after a 10+ day hiatus. It wasn’t the best run ever, but it felt sooo good to get back out there. My husband joined me so it made the run even better.

Totally feeling like I'm starting over here....

Starting over..


I’ve mentioned that I’m a part of several running groups, but right now I’m especially happy with how the Moms Run This Town group I lead is progressing. I started our local chapter about a year ago and picked up my buddy Jennifer@We’re Running a Marathon along the way to help co-lead. And despite still being relatively new, we’ve grown our young group to almost 100 members!

And it’s not just about the numbers. There have been several meet-ups and group runs and great conversations and it’s just been awesome. Starting something and having no idea how it will turn out only to see it going well is def a GOOD thing 😀

Check out the main website for an MRTT group near you! (sorry dudes, girls only)

Check out the main website for an MRTT group near you! (sorry dudes, girls only)

4. A surprise in the works

I’m so pumped!! I’ve mentioned I think a while back, how my brother has picked up running. Last year, my brother, sister, and I ran our first (and my brother’s first) sibling 5k.

Family 5k fun!

Family 5k fun!

Since then, he’s been a running machine!

Like for real. My (former) 300lb, 6’2 brother has lost 50 pounds!!! FIFTY!! He’s been running and cross training and most recently, almost exactly a year after his first 5k, he ran another one and finished in 27:56. YOU READ THAT RIGHT. He freakin’ rocked that 5k beating his previous time by 5 minutes!!

He has his sights set on running a half marathon and has been training for it the past couple of months. He sends me pics of his long runs–5 miles one week, 6 miles another week, and I’ve seriously been the most proudest sister ever.

I have to see him run this half.

Soooooooo, my awesome, amazing, I’m-so-freakin-lucky-to-have-him husband bought me tickets to go see him run!!! In Ohio!!

I have no idea if my brother reads my blog. I don’t think he does. He doesn’t know I’m going!

I did call my sister though, to kinda help with logistics, and she suggested I run it too! She’s running it, and she said it would benfun for all of us to start together and give my brother a sibling send off.

You guys, I’m so insanely excited about this.

We'll be running the half! :D

We’ll be running the half! 😀

5. Birthday girl

Finally, the best good thing…

my daughter turned 3 yesterday ❤



Her party is tomorrow and seriously, I can’t believe how fast these 3 years have gone by. I have a 3 year old and this summer, I’ll have a 2 year old as well!! Gahh!!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend (with great weather!)!!

❤ , helly

–Share something GOOD with me!! What’s going on your awesome life right now??

–Have you participated in the Flying Pig Marathon? Tell me everything.

30 responses

  1. Where do I begin? All of these are pure awesomeness. First of all hooray for drugs and running! Sometimes the two make a most wonderful combination. And congrats to your brother. That is so awesome to hear and your husband is amazing for sending you to watch. You have one heck of a team! And a huge happy birthday to the special birthday girl!

  2. Aw, congrats to your brother and happy birthday to your sweet little girl! My something good is that the weather here in Vermont is glorious today–sunny and in the high 50’s! I’m just trying to forget the fact that it’s supposed to snow tomorrow…

  3. Aww, such awesome goods for you Helly! And your brother is amazing and being able to be there and run/support him is awesome!!! I have heard nothing but awesome things about the flying pig, so I can’t wait to hear all about it. And last but not least…Happy Birthday to your beautiful Lauren, she is adorable and I hope you guys have a great party this weekend!

  4. Congrats to your brother! Man when that running bug bites, it bites good and hard! What a fun way for your family to bond. I’ve tried to get my family in on it, they aren’t interested. Happy Birthday to your 3 year old! What a cutie!

  5. Oh my cute! Happy Birthday mini Helly. Congrats to your brother on his accomplishment, it will be fun to celebrate his first half in Ohio with him. I hear Flying Pig is fun 🙂

  6. I’ve heard such good things about the Flying Pig! It’s going to be such a special race to share with your family. I ran my sister’s first half with her and it was fun motivating her to get through it 😀 Have fun!!
    Happy Birthday to your little mini-me! She’s too cute ❤

    • I’ve heard good things too! I also looked at the elevation chart and it looks like it’ll be a fun challenging one (hills!) That’s so awesome you shared that moment with your sister! My brother wants to run it solo but I’ll be there at the start for good luck 🙂

  7. Omg I almost busted a gut with the “drugs” one. bahaha. And then you kept going with all of these other awesome things! Please tell me that your daughter is going to run some of the course with your bro!

  8. So much goodness in one post- glad to hear you’re feeling better & finally got to lace up your running shoes again!
    Also- super cool that you are running the Flying Pig half with your siblings! Sounds like you guys are maybe starting a tradition of racing together once a year? 😉 I don’t know anything about the race itself, but I have heard it’s a really good one. Can’t wait to read all about it 😀
    Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!! She (& her outfit) are too cute!

  9. I LOVE my MRTT chapter. We have a very active group of ladies that I have the honor of running with about three times per week.

    Happy birthday to your daughter. She’s adorable! My “baby” just turned 25. Double Gahh!!!!

    • I’m so excited about our chapter!! I was so surprised to find out there wasn’t one in my city and got brave enough one day to say heck with it and start one myself! best decision ever. 🙂

  10. Woo woo for drugs! Haha. That is so awesome that you’re going to be able to be at your brother’s first half! That is such an amazing accomplishment! He’s going to love having you guys there 🙂 Happy birthday to that little adorable runner of yours!