Friday Five – 11/29

Happy Black Friday!!  And a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  Something I’ve seen on a lot of blogs is a Friday favorite/week round-up post and I decided to join in on the fun!  There’s all sorts of ways I’ve seen it done, but I’m going to try to pick some categories that I most often think about sharing.  And I’ll be doing a link-up with Clare’s blog (Fitting It All In) – she has been doing these Friday posts forever and are always my favorite posts of the week to read!

Five Tweets: 

There were lots of good tweets this week (especially about the UD basketball games), but here are my favorites!

*Dayton upsets Gonzaga, classic mix-up.  Apparently they know about the annual Dayton 2 Daytona trip!  And even though I didn’t stay up late for the game, it was fun to wake up to all the exciting tweets and Facebook posts.

Those clever marketers!


The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite Christmas song!


Just tweeting with Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World!  He’s just as funny in person too.  The snow he was talking about was the whopping 1/2 inch we got earlier this week.


Classic Toy Story.

Five Articles:

New College Running Group Will Offer Prize Money
Be Careful What You Tweet, Fox News Is Watching!  –> And so am I…see above tweets.
Bernard Lagat and Nick Willis Take On Speedgolf  –> Sounds like a fun sport.
It’s Thanksgiving So We Asked Some Brits To Label The US States  –> Hilarious.
8 Tips You Need To Know Before You Start Weight Training


Five Books I Want to Read:

The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future.

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Restaurant Man


Five Things on my Christmas List (since it’s Black Friday):

Garmin Forerunner 220 – It’s time I became a real runner and got a Garmin.

Mattress topper – To make my bed even comfier than it already is.  So practical.

Race registration for the Phoenix Half Marathon – I already booked my flight but haven’t registered yet.  Races are expensive!

Nike Flyknit Free shoes – They are sweet and so light.  I’ve never ran in “minimalist” shoes, but I figure the winter on the treadmill would be a great time to give them a try.

Really warm running spandex – I only have one pair of really warm spandex.  The rest I have are a lot thinner.

I have a few other things on the list too…and yes, some non-running related things, but those are all more general.


Have an idea for a Friday Five category?  I’ll try to always share 5 tweets and 5 articles, but then I’ll probably pick another 1 or 2 random categories each week based on the time of year or what I have to share!

Have you read any of those books?  Thoughts on them?

What is on your Christmas list? 

3 Thoughts on “Friday Five – 11/29

  1. I have the Happiness Project – really enjoyed reading it. I’ll let ya borrow it!

  2. I read Born to Run earlier this year, it’s a great book and really motivating.

    Also, try Asics Thermopolis Tights, they’re perfect for winter.

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