Feb 6, 2015

Five (More) Fitness Snapshots | Friday Five

Happy Friday everyone. It's time for my Friday Five post. The topic for this week's Friday Five linkup is a visual theme. This week is five fitness snapshots. I previously wrote a post on this topic where I started writing before even choosing any pictures. This time, I actually have 2 pictures picked, so I'm a step ahead. Let's see how it goes (again). This week's topic is


Five (More) Fitness Snapshots

1. Safety First


I like to run early mornings. When I can't run early morning, I usually end up running in the evening. Why? Because that's when the two little ones are finally in bed, so it's the easiest time. That normally means some amount of dark time, or now in the winter, all dark time. Safety is paramount always with running but 10 fold in the dark. Currently, I always make sure to wear two LED slap bracelets and a third blinking clip light.

2. Hydration Central


This picture is actually from today when Nuun asked to "see your stash". (In my defense, I did recently win 16 tubes of Nuun) Staying properly hydrated is important, even when it's cold out. My hydration of choice has been Nuun since the first time I tried it. It's a fast absorbing electrolyte blend perfect for rehydrating you after a run without all the extra sugars of other drinks. Also love their Nuun All Day, which is vitamins and flavor, perfect for drinking throughout the day. I'm also now lucky enough to run for Team Nuun.

3. The Bling


I love to run just to run. I also love races. The environment is fun and gives the run just a little something extra. While I just enjoy being out there with my ASICS, there's nothing I love like earning a new piece of bling. It's shiny. You can wear it. It's a personification of your accomplishment. And it's just cool (though some more than others).

4. The Costumes


This doesn't apply to all races, but race costumes are a lot of fun. My first experience wearing a costume for a race came at runDisney. The picture above is from my first race, the Family Fun Run 5K which made the runDisney blog. Costumes are also commonplace there, which makes for a fun environment. I like to have fun when I run, and a costume can be a part of that. I'll admit it's not for everyone, but it is for me.

5. My Happy Place 


The most recent #BibChat was centered on your running happy place. For me, this is an easy choice: Disney. While I've only run two races there (both during marathon weekend 2014) it is an easy running happy place for me because Disney is just an all around happy place for me. I'm a huge kid when it comes to Disney, which may be evident in my blog.

Linking Up

Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: CourtneyCynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!


Our hosts:

You Signed Up for What?!

Mar on the Run

Eat, Pray, Run DC


Some other good reads, pulled from the link up:

Juliana @ 4 Well Rules

Lisa @ Running out of Wine

Coco @ Got 2 Run 4 Me





21 comments:

  1. I love your Nuun photo John. Very creative and tell your wife I also stockpile it in my pantry along with GU gels. Are you running Princess Half?

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    1. Thanks. You can't tell by the photo, but it's also a mix of the active hydration and all day, so not even as much as it seems.

      Unfortunately not this year. We have a big trip in the fall for my daughter's birthday to Disney (shh, don't tell her) so couldn't swing a race weekend trip this year.

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  2. Costumes are runDisney's version of people watching. I love to see what people came up with, and when I'm not at races, I look at their FB photos. Some of the costumes are just so brilliant!

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    1. I love the mix you get. Some are very active wear versions and then you have the full on cosplay like costumes which are always fun to see.

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  3. haha, this is great. Love the hydration photo - so clever!

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    1. Thanks. I thought it was a good way to show it off.

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    1. Thanks. It was really fun for the 5K to run in that.

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  5. Of course we have the same Happy place! My sister became a Nuun ambassador so I am looking forward to giving it a try! -M

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    1. I think it's the best Happy Place! Yeah, that's very cool. Hope you like it. Lots of flavors to try out too.

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  6. Of course we have the same Happy place! My sister became a Nuun ambassador so I am looking forward to giving it a try! -M

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  7. I love how you did the Nuun photo! Nice collection of bling too!

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    1. Thanks. That was my bling from 2014 picture.

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  8. Great pics! I love the race costumes. I've never run a costume race but maybe this year!

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    1. I haven't done it too often, but I enjoy it. I may start to try and do it a little more often. I also did a Christmas themed race as a snowman, which was fun http://www.rungeekrundisney.com/2014/12/santas-workshop-5k-recap-and-review.html

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  9. Very creative Nuun pic Disney World is an awesome place to run and visit. I went the first year it opened. Yep I"m that old.

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    1. Thanks. I thought it was a fun picture.

      I love to visit and cant wait to run more there. And I don't consider that "old". I consider that "awesome"!

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  10. LOVE the costumes!! I too love Disney - its really too bad I live so far away :( Great Post!!

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    1. Glad you liked the post. Yeah, I always wish I could be closer.

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  11. Awesome hydration stash! Very creative, John :)

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