{Friday Fab 5}

{#1-Tragedy and Gratefulness}
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This week more than ever we need to hug those we love, say those kind thoughts we might hold back, and appreciate the life we’ve got.  In the wake of tragedy, we must turn to those we love and support those who are grieving. It is sad, but often true how bad events can put everything into perspective. This week I had so many people say kind thoughts about being glad I was ok and not in Boston.  Family, friends, coworkers, students (even the kid that sometimes gets on my nerves) all had kind thoughts to say to me this week.  It made me think about why we don’t just say those things on a regular basis.  Why do we wait for tragedy to strike before telling people in our lives they matter.   That they are important.  That they inspire us.   That we can’t imagine our world without them.  How often do we take those people for granted. My husband and I had an extra scare this week with me being clutzy with a beer glass at my other job and a miscommunication, and we realized we don’t tell each other enough how much we mean to each other. So don’t hold back this weekend.  Who would you regret passing kind thoughts onto-tell them tonight.  Many prayers go out to those in Boston and Texas and everywhere.

{#2-Moving Forward}

Vet Fest benefits Reedsburg Area Veteran organizations, the Reedsburg Area United Fund (which helps fund over 25 local non-profit agencies), and will also be used towards local high school scholarship awards.

Vet Fest benefits Reedsburg Area Veteran organizations, the Reedsburg Area United Fund (which helps fund over 25 local non-profit agencies), and will also be used towards local high school scholarship awards.


For me running has always been about running through my triumphs and tragedies. Good days are even better with endorphins. Bad days lead to problems being resolved on a five mile route. Stress flies away as the miles do. Running races helps me to see the generosity and genuineness of the human spirit. Even more so when the race benefits a charity or group of people. Whether it is the cowardness of some individuals or the weather that has you down, do something this weekend that helps you stay positive .

{#3-Explore new places}

So excited to have been introduced to this place.

So excited to have been introduced to this place.


This past weekend after running in Reedsburg we swung by the in-laws for lunch. My mother-in-law mentioned this neat little market; I just loved it. Who would have thought a small town would have awesome local organic produce and products, grass fed beef, and so much more. AND the prices were so reasonable-half of what we usually pay at our regular grocery stores. I was so impressed. Check this place out if you are ever near by! What a find! My coworker said they have an email list they send out to let customers know when new produce, etc. is coming in. Does anyone else know of other local stores that carry organic products?

{#4-New Running Tights}

Road Runner Sports-$29

Road Runner Sports-$29


I wore these tights from Road Runner Sports in my half marathon last weekend-they ROCKED. Totally flattering, comfortable, and they have mesh behind the knees/calves for ventilation. The best part-they were on clearance for $29!

{#5-Spring is coming…it has to be!}

A summer sunset over Lake Onalaska!

A summer sunset over Lake Onalaska!


Even though it was snowing during our tornado drill at school today, we had two track meets this week…so in my book spring is on its way!

Happy Weekend!

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