Five on Friday – 5/17/19

The Girl's Got Sole - Five on Friday

Happy Friday! It’d the middle of May, and that means summer is around the corner. While I’m not looking forward to the hot humid weather (that’s already begun), I am looking forward to time spent at the pool and hopefully the beach in the coming months.

1. Memorial Day Weekend. It’s coming next week! This means a three-day weekend, and I would love to get out to the beach. Maybe a morning out on the boat with my friend and her husband, have to see what ends up working out. Fun in the sun that involves water for sure no matter what that may be.

The Girl's Got Sole - Pool time

Pool time this past weekend.

2. Orlando Galloway. The new training season kicks off on June 1st, and I am excited about it. This will be my 8th season with Galloway training, and 6th as a pace group leader. I love being able to help others train for full and half marathons, it’s especially rewarding when it’s their first one of the distance! Being a part of a group is a lot of fun, and helps getting up early for those 5am runs easier when you’ve got friends counting on you.

The Girl's Got Sole - Galloway group

My Galloway group last season.

3. Training. Speaking of training, I am working on getting my races for the Fall lined up. I know for sure that I’m going to do OUC Orlando Half Marathon again in December. I also will likely be running the WDW Half Marathon in January. Other than that, I am trying to decide if I will be doing the Zooma Amelia Island race(s) and/or St. Pete Run Fest. Would love to travel for something, but more than likely, sticking with stuff in the state for now.

4. Back in the saddle. So happy to have gotten back out on my bike the last few weeks. I hope to start riding out on the trails once a week when possible on Sundays. It’s definitely more fun that that stationary bike at the gym! 🙂

The Girl's Got Sole - Bike riding

5. Working on my motivation. I’ve been experiencing a bit of ups and downs the last 2-3 weeks, mostly energy-wise. I think the summer temps may have caused me a bit of a fibro flare. Hoping to push through it asap and get my goals and all back on track! It can be frustrating when I get so tired, but I am getting better at listening to my body I think. It’s a balancing act and you just have to know when to push and when to get some rest.

I’m linking up with the Friday Five link-up! Please check out the blog host, Fairytales and Fitness as well as some of the other blogs. Have a great weekend!

The Girl's Got Sole - Friday Five Link Up


Five on Friday – 5/17/19 — 3 Comments

  1. Groups definitely do make things more fun!You’re lucky to have one that you love.

    Pools & oceans . . . I’m envious! We’ve been soooo cold (and now they’re talking about 80s for the next couple of days — not today, but still — it’s bizarre!

    I think a lot of us are struggling with motivation right now. Since I don’t have any big races, I’m not struggling so much. Just trying to maintain my base.

  2. You look great on that bike! I’m going on my first bike ride of the year today with some of my family!

    Yes, I too am looking forward to memorial day. We are in the process of getting our pool ready but I don’t think the water will be as warm as I like by memorial day….maybe! Your pool is lovely. I wish I had a set up like that!

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