Friday, December 2, 2011

Five Things Friday

Yesterday was a bit wild...and before I knew it I was too tired to write up my 3 Things today you get a 5 Things Friday.

1. Please keep my niece Annalee (7) in your thoughts and prayers. Yesterday we found out that she has auto-immune disease (HSP). I have done a bit of research online along with the info her Mom gave me from the doctor, and it seems that if she can stay well the next six months, her long term prognosis is good. That is a great relief, but knowing that sweet girl is in pain just breaks my heart.
Here is Annalee last year after we finished Power of Pink 1 mile Fun Run!
2. I am really excited to be participating in Run With Jess's 12 Days of Fit Christmas Challenge! So excited that I got up this morning to get in a workout before work since I will be working late tonight. WOO!

3. On Black Friday, I got a great deal on a Mio Heart Rate monitor. I have been wanting one for awhile, but just didn't have the money...well Friday I found it on sale, had a coupon for additional off, and had an old gift card from last Christmas. I ended up spending only about $15 dollars. I am still trying to figure it all out. I used it this morning, but still need some additional practice...I found a video on youtube that I plan to watch this weekend for some extra instruction.

4. I really love winter, but I hate how dark it is so early! I am contemplating dropping my Tuesday night Zumba class for an extra day of running. I get off work at 5 and the class doesn't start until 7:00...ends at 8, and it is close to 9 before I am home at night. During the summer, 9 felt late...but not too bad. Now it feels like it might as well be midnight when I get home. If I were to run, I could be home by 7 at the latest. I am not sure....I will probably decide before the new year.

5. I have a holiday fun filled weekend, and I just can't wait! Tonight I am working late because the library is staying open for our holiday evening. We will be showing Polar Express for the kids, there will be a reading of the Christmas Carol, and then the town will have their Tree Lighting across the street in the park. Tomorrow I am planning to run a Candy Cane 5k (wish my luck on this cold weather run) and then going with a friend to a performance of the Live Christmas Tree. On Sunday, my Mom, Neene, and MIL are coming over to help us decorate the big tree. Too Much Fun! :) Hope you guys have a great weekend!


  1. 1. ...praying for your niece.

    2. ...I know what you mean about it getting dark early. Would you be running on a treadmill or outside? If you'd be running on a treadmill, I'd say do that so you can get home earlier. BUT you'd lose a little bit of accountability that you do have for showing up for the class. If you'd be running outside, I'm betting the bitter cold/ice would stop many of those runs.

    3. I'm excited about Run with Jess and her 12 days of Christmas too! Thanks for telling me about it!

  2. Nice score on the HRM! I love the one that came with my Garmin but it's just for when I'm running or biking, not all the time. I think I'd like to investigate an all-the-time type one, just to see what my numbers look like.

    Praying for your niece. <3

  3. Your niece is adorable and will be in my prayers. I like this simple, yet really good post. Good idea.

  4. SO sorry to hear about your niece Jess! I am saying prayers for her!!! Great job on your working out and keeping up with it! Very inspirational! I can relate to the getting dark issue, it feels SO LATE when it's only 5 but DARK! I dislike it as well.

    GOOD LUCK tomorrow on that race! You'll do great, I know it! Update FB when you're finished! No races for me this weekend...but I am doing the usual Saturday cycling with my daddio.

    Have a gerat fun filled Christmas weekend!!!

  5. I love love love Singing Christmas Tree performances - should try to get to one this year!! Have a great weekend of festive events. Prayers to you and your niece!


  6. I will payer for your niece........

    I love to watch Christmas movies in the lead up to Christmas and Polar Express is one of my favourites

  7. I'll definitely keep her in my prayers.

    Have a good weekend!

  8. I hope the Candy Cane 5k went well! The library event sounds great. Little Annalee will definitely be in my thoughts.