Five for Friday

IMG 4420 225x300 Five for FridaySince I seem to be blogging less, I’d better do a post to catch you up on what’s what around these parts. My Friday Five:

  1. I was in Chicago for a work conference this week and had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Marcia. It was like I’d known her for ages and we talked up a storm! Fun times. While at the conference, I did my very best to stay standing whenever possible–sitting for hours in long sessions makes this old body cranky.
  2. An article I wrote for the Daily Burn got picked up by Huffington Post Healthy Living yesterday. I’m very excited! Head on over and check it out.
  3. If you didn’t see it in the news this week, the Mid Atlantic just about floated away the other day. We have lots of streams around my neighborhood and they were all overflowing their banks–it was pretty crazy to see it all.
  4. My friend Becky and I decided to try a par course workout yesterday around one of the local lakes. Let’s just say this: there was plenty of laughter involved!
  5. I am very excited about our weekend plans. Sat. night we are heading off in a limo with nine other couples to Volt, a restaurant in nearby Frederick to mark a friend’s birthday. The chef? No big deal, just the runner up in Bravo’s Top Chef a couple of years ago. We’ll be sitting at the chef’s table, too! Sunday morning could be a little rough…

What’s on your agenda for the weekend? 

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  1. It’s you I have to thank for working out a way to sew standing up. I’m now on my feet for most of the day and I can honestly say I’ve had less aches and pains and stiff bits. So thank you for that.
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  2. Very cool! Sounds like fun! I wish I could stand and work too. I have a desk job and I’m pretty much stuck for hours at a time.
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  3. I’m a little jealous about your weekend plans. Enjoy every single minute!
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  4. We had the crazy tornadoes before the coast flooded. I hope this isn’t a sign of a rough spring!
    Congrats on the Huff Post pick up! When they pick up my US news Heath articles, I get a little giddy :)
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  5. OMG that flooding is horrific. Your night out sounds like fun. Can’t wait to hear about it. Going now to check out your article. Congrats!
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  6. So many good things! And congrats on the article!
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  7. Great 5 to start your weekend! I love love meeting other bloggers/runners in real life. Remember RW Half Festival :)
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  8. I am planning on going for a long bike ride with the cycling club!
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  9. So bummed we didn’t connect on your trip. The weather is dishing up some great stories around the country, looks like summer might be a wild one this year.
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  10. Congrats on getting picked up by Huffington Post! Can’t wait to check it out! I’m going to enjoy tonight and tomorrow with my family because I’m headed to California on Sunday for weeklong biz trip. ugh!
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  11. LOVE meeting other bloggers! Over the years I made some really good friends, that’s the main reason I can’t stop blogging!
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  12. I love how blogging connects people – you really get to know someone pretty well after following along for months or years. I’d love to meet Marcia!
    Your Baltimore floods were getting attention around here, that’s crazy!
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  13. Congratulations on the article- that’s exciting! I just read it- very informative!
    Sounds like fun weekend plans. Enjoy!
    On my agenda- yard work if the weather cooperates!
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  14. That’s terrific about the article, I’m off to read. Have a great weekend, sounds like lots of fun :) Fun is always good..
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  15. My husband grew up in Frederick- he was so excited when he was on Top Chef– excited to here how you like it! Have a great weekend!
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  16. Oh enjoy your weekend! That sounds fantastic. My weekend will start off on the road, but end at the beach!

  17. YAY for Chicago and meeting Marcia Happy Friday~
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  18. How fun that you got to catch up with Marcia! Congrats on your article – off to check it out. And enjoy your weekend – sounds like it will be a good one!
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  19. Thats awesome you wrote an article for daily burn! You are moving up in the blogging world….dont forget us :P Glad you are taking more time to enjoy life, rather than focusing on this! Have a wonderful weekend, we are at our conference championships all weekend, so i will be coaching away!
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  20. Ahhhh, Huff Post?! You are amazing!!
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  21. You are so awesome! Congrautlations!! :)

    This weekend I am ‘running’ a fun 5K mud run with some girlfriends… looking forward to the fun girl (dirty) time . :)
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  22. Have fun at the party! Sounds like so much fun:)
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  23. yay! Off to check out your article. But don’t you know it — there are sea monstahs in local lakes. Watch your back (and butt cheeks).
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  24. Your Saturday sounds super fun! Congrats on your article :)
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  25. Congratulations on your article getting picked up by HP! That’s really great news. :D And I hope you have a blast at that dinner on Saturday. :)

    My weekend plans include watching my boyfriend graduate college (!!!) on Saturday and hanging out with his little brother on Sunday while his parents are at his sister’s rowing banquet. And relaxing because I’m out of school until September!
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  26. So very cool that you got to meet Marcia – I bet y’all had a great time!
    And, Volt?! Awesome – have a super time!!!
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  27. Limo with friends and an awesome dinner (I LOVE TOP CHEF!!), sounds like a fabulous weekend plan! I will be working a lot this weekend and then Sunday pacing my sister for her long run as she is trying to BQ in a few weeks!
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  28. The Huffington Post – look at you Ms. Big Time :)
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  29. Holy wow! I don’t what is more exciting – the Huff Post news or the impending dinner!? Congrats!!!
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  30. Congrats on HuffPo!! I was so excited when I saw that. So awesome. And your dinner plans sound great! We are taking the boys to a Yankees game this weekend.
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  31. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting you met Marcia!!!!!!
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  32. LIke you, I have trouble sitting for very long!

    And I hope it stops raining soon. Really. It’s May and we are all ready for some flowers!
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  33. I have such trouble sitting for very long as well. Last year working at a desk job I felt so confined to my office. Now that I work at a running store, I absolutely love the freedom I have to move around.
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  34. ahh i wish i could meet you both! and congrats on the article!
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  35. Pretty jealous of you and Marcia getting to meet up. Did you guys get #FROYO?

    The flooding looked insane. I saw some pictures from Philly’s Boathouse Row. That is the highest I’ve ever seen the river!

    Hope you’re having a blast tonight :)
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  36. Congrats on your great article. That’s so exciting!
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