Friday Five 12.16

Happy Friday and happy SINGLE DIGITS TO CHRISTMAS!

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We have lots of fun things and some travel planned in the nine days ahead and I am so. dang. excited., you guys.

I love Friday Five posts, and I’ve decided to switch things up a bit by sharing 5 different things with you each week: something I’m loving, something I’m reading, something that I’ve been inspired by, something I’m praying for, and my highlight of the week.

I’m so glad you’re here. Grab a cup of something warm and cozy, read along, and tell me what your own five things are! I’d love to hear about your week — feel free to share in the comments section. 🙂

What I’m Loving: Fleet Feet! 

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I’ve never been to a Fleet Feet store before (heck, in Delaware, we were lucky to just have ONE running store – shoutout to DRC!) and I went to check out Fleet Feet San Diego earlier this week. I was in love! The staff was so friendly, ready to chat about races, recommend the best trails, and offer encouragement to all levels of runners. It was such a warm, welcoming environment for someone like me who is new to the SD running community!

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I attended a Ladies’ Night sponsored by Brooks, met some great women, and we were treated to wine, chocolate, and fancy crackers and cheese while we shopped and tried on some of Brooks’ new (super cute!) bras and checked out Sarah Marie Designs’ hilarious shirts. We snagged great freebies, and I stocked up on Nuun and Honey Stinger gummies for an upcoming race.

Check to see if there is a Fleet Feet near you, and join runners in your community for a group run or another fun Ladies’ Night!

What I’m Reading: Present Over Perfect


Long overdue. Finally!

I’m Inspired By: Preemptive Love


If you’re like me, and feel heartbroken by the tragedies in Aleppo, but feel too far away, and too small, to make a difference…you’re not! Take action by partnering with Preemptive Love and consider making a donation this Christmas in honor of a loved one.

I also loved Ann Voskamp’s post: 3 Ways to Help Aleppo For Real.

And some bonus inspiration because our little sports community at home has been deeply impacted by this man’s legacy: Marathon man Doug White dies. This incredible man ran 43 consecutive Boston Marathons! What a beautiful life.

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What I’m Praying For: 

For safety and rescue and resolution in Syria, for safety for the hundred of thousands traveling, and a peaceful holiday season in our country, to stay healthy and strong for the race this weekend, and peace and comfort for the family of Doug White.

Highlight of the Week: 

Our simple pizza + target date night last night. You might think this sounds so lame but I swear, the “ordinary” nights in marriage are my favorite. It’s always sweet, always refreshing, never boring. And extra special when you can get vegan pizza. Chad shared some surprising good news with me last night over dinner (coming soon!!!) and that for sure made the night a highlight of the week.

Have a fun, safe, and festive weekend! XOXO



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