Friday Five!! #TGIF

Here are my Friday 5’s in which I’m loving, or not loving, in no real particular order:

1. I am still loving my Brooks Launch 2’s, and plan to order a second pair on pay day to break in for the marathon.  I love how lightweight they feel, the cushion they provide my legs, and the fact that my feet rarely (after racing last weekend everything hurt, lol) hurt after a long run.  Winning all the way around.

Maybe I'll get this color this time, what do you think?
Maybe I’ll get this color this time, what do you think?

2. I am not loving being a Mom to a teen.  I LOVE her…but wow, no one gave me the listed side effects in advance that come with raising a teen.  These side effects include the following, keeping in mind this list is NOT all inclusive.

Moodiness, snarkiness, outbreaks, tears, sarcasm, silent treatment and hatefulness, all with a side of ultimate love deep down to the core.  ❤

Was I this terrible?  Don’t answer that…I think I better apologize to my Mom for the umpteenth time for being such a crappy teen.  LOL!!!


3. I am loving the warmer temps here in the Chicagoland area.  It’s SOOOOOOOOOOOOO nice to be out running in a tank and shorts.  Despite having to slow down and watch my breathing, there’s nothing like the sunshine on your face and the wind in your hair after a long day of work. I have however, forgotten my bug spray and sunscreen on my last couple runs.  Here comes the runner’s tan!!!


4. I am not loving the humidity.  ‘Nuff said.  But I WILL NOT complain about the heat.  Nope.  Not gonna happen…(recall Chiberia 2013/2014?!?!?!)


5. I am loving the fact that every day I dig a little deeper and reach a littler further towards my goals.  Whether it’s simply pinning one of MY recipes on Pinterest, or writing up a new blog post, I am reminded daily that I won’t give up on my dreams.

From @Womensrunning
From @Womensrunning

Tomorrow calls for 14-18 miles for my long run that I missed last weekend and then off to my youngest daughter’s first Ballet recital.  I was super stoked to get the surprise that my Mom is driving down from MN to attend!  YAY!!!  What are you all loving/not loving lately?  Any big plans for Mother’s Day weekend?

Keep Movin’ forward, y’all!

❤ Michelle

34 Comments on “Friday Five!! #TGIF

  1. I love my Launch shoes too. At first I thought they were kind of bulky since I was used to the Pure Flows, but with my new(ish) inserts the Flows didn’t hold up very well. I’m loving that I’m almost over my cold! Yay!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love those colors for your shoes!! I am about to order a new pair of Kinvaras to break in before the marathon as well! I go through shoes so fast now it’s ridiculous.
    I’ve been embracing the warmer temperatures here lately too. I’m just so thankful it’s finally warmer and we’re done with winter. I know the heat will get worse but I am going to try my best to enjoy it throughout the summer 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks!!!! I can decide if I should get the same bright pink color I have or these more subdued ones, LOL. I don’t run half as many miles as you, but I know I’ll need some new ones for the marathon!!


  3. My teen graduates high school Tuesday and has be a royal pain. She too does ballet more specifically ballet theatre. We’ve been in the 80’s here in NM for a few weeks so I switched to running morning. Also, no one told me this running addiction would have a bi-product of shoe purchasing addiction. I currently run in New Balance 880 v3. Soon I will need a new pair as the miles stack up. 🙂


  4. Yay for running shoe happiness! I’ve got a big breakup to do with Mizuno as they’re just not working anymore. Very sad but onward. My teen turns 14 next month. Yes, a rollercoaster for sure. But all kinds of awesome at the same time. : )

    Liked by 1 person

    • It’s been a struggle in regards to shoes when Brooks switched to the Ravenna 4’s…so happy to have found something new that works!! Happy early birthday to your teen!!!!


  5. Oh….TEENAGERS!! I’m NOT loving that either!!! They need to have a DAILY instruction manual on their behavior, so what you know what to expect!!

    I LOVE my Brooks Adrenalines! Those have been my favorite for a while! I took a break and used the Pure Connect, but eventually returned to the Adrenaline.
    It’s SO HOT in FL…makes the runs unbearable!! But I’m glad that you have some good weather!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Also loving this runderful weather. And the weekend off to enjoy some fam jam time! Have a great run tomorrow!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. That’s great that your mother is coming down this weekend! I also promised no complaining about the heat after the crazy winter we had. I’ve definitely been enjoying the warmer weather and had dinner outside twice this week 🙂


  8. Yay for tank top weather! We’re finally getting that in Alaska too (without the humidity though, thank god!) and I’m so excited!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I love the colour of your shoes. Lime is one of my favourites at the moment but my shoes never seem to be made in anything other than pink or aqua.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Chateau Cherie

Exposing Bullies and Liberating Targets to Make The World a Safer Place for All


I speak my heart out.


Where a little insanity goes a long way



Live, Love, Travel and Laugh (Proudly Pinoy)

Wandering Together

A His and Hers Travel and Lifestyle Blog


I'm just a pocket poet.


My journey through pain, hardship and struggle.


Health, fitness and Nutrition help for all

Chatting With San

Personal blog where I express everything that goes on inside this ole head of mine. Some of it hurts and some of it is funny but ALL of it is REAL.

Delusional Bubble

Life is a bubble, Make it as delusional as possible!

Chaotic Shapes

Art and Lifestyle by Brandon Knoll

No Time For Pants

Life Hacks and Advice

Scribblings of a Lazy Vagabond

All I do is eat my fruits, scribble the deets and laugh a little louder :")

FIT for Rest of Your Life

Mind • Body • Spirit

Bike Walk Drive

Here There Then

Seclusion 101 with AnneMarie

Life After Retirement

dancing through life - on broken feet

tales of a jesus-loving writer, her adorable little fam jam, the world's most fabulous weenie dog, grace, travel, love, life, and dealing with a rare and incurable autoimmune disease.

%d bloggers like this: