Bloggers are big on alliteration. We’ve got Motivation Monday, Transformation Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and so forth. So today I’m joining in on the fun with a Friday Five – typically a wrap-up or the highlights of the week and/or favorite things.
I haven’t posted a whole lot lately – I’ve been doing some behind-the-scenes blog maintenance instead. But a Friday Five sounds like fun – so here’s mine.
Last weekend, my daughters went to a roller skating birthday party, and Mr. Runs It and I tagged along. We had so much fun! Bonus – it was a great workout for my legs and butt. I hope to post more about roller skating soon, especially now that my sister is a kick butt roller derby girl!
But for now here are some photos from our day at the skating rink.
We literally shut the place down. (Which isn’t as impressive as it sounds, since it was a Sunday and the place closed at 5pm. But still.) My only complaint was the music. I mean, seriously? Justin Bieber and Ke$ha is the best they can do? How’s a thirty-something mom supposed to get her skate on without Wham! and Bananarama?
I wouldn’t exactly call myself a veggie burger kind of girl. But a lot of my friends and readers are – so when the opportunity to review Sunshine Burgers came along, I went for it. I’ll be posting a full review of a variety of their products in a couple of weeks, but I just wanted to share that I had one for lunch today (the flavor was called Loco Chipotle) and it was actually really good!
Selfies with Ashley Furniture
Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an official sponsor of the 26.2 with Donna (the National Marathon To Finish Breast Cancer) – which I will be running in a little over 2 weeks!!! One of the ways they’re supporting the cause is with their “Selfie” campaign. All you have to do is stop by any of their Jacksonville, Florida locations wearing pink, get comfy on their furniture, take a selfie, and post it on their Facebook page. A $2,620.00 Sleep Shopping Spree is up for grabs – so if you happen to live in the area, you should do it!
I’m one of the Local Ambassadors for the 26.2 with Donna, so I got to be one of the first to participate in this campaign (and I’m a tiny bit obsessed with taking selfies, so it was a familiar subject matter).
Last month, my daughters and I even got to be a part of the commercial for it! Ashley Furniture posted the photos from the shoot on their Facebook page this week. I’m not super thrilled with the photos of me, but for reals, could my girls be any prettier?
To see more pictures from the shoot (tons more of my girls), visit Ashley Furniture on Facebook.
We don’t have cable – we got rid of it several years ago, and now we only watch DVDs and stream online television. I love TV, but I more or less gave it up when my kids were toddlers. It was just easier to settle into a Dora-Elmo-Mickey Mouse routine.
In the last couple of years, now that my kids are older, I’ve kind of rediscovered television. But I watch it on Netflix. So I’ll pick a show (usually one that I missed entirely) and I’ll watch it all at once. I love it and can’t imagine watching TV any other way now. The only downside is that I’m never caught up on the current season of a show, and I’m not always able to keep myself from getting spoiled. Alas, a first world problem if there ever was one.
Anyhoo…my latest discovery is Scandal, and OMG! How did I not know about this show? I’m totally hooked and halfway through season two already.
Last but not least, I’m participating in the Move Nourish Believe February Blogger Challenge with Lorna Jane and the Sweat Pink community. Here’s how it works. Each day, we get a new challenge. The first week’s challenges were all about moving, and then next Monday we’ll pick up with the nourish challenges…and so on.
Here’s how my first week went:
2/3: Sweat-it-out! – Show us your favorite way to sweat!
2/4: Change it up! – Sweat a new way!
2/5: Let’s get planking! – Plank for at least five minutes today!
2/6: Buddy up! – Workout with a friend today!
2/7: Fave Friday! – Show us your five fitness favorites! Exercises, people, whatever gets you moving and motivated!
So that’s my week in a nutshell and my First Friday Five (although there’s probably a good chance that it’ll be almost Saturday by the time I press the publish button. Ah, well. I tried.) Have a super weekend! Good luck to those of you who are running or racing.