Friday Five: Love


Every Friday, three DC area bloggers Mary at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC to host the Friday Five linkup.  Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!)  They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!

This week’s theme is:

1. My hubby – he allows me the freedom to be me. That means patiently waiting for me to run or race before we go boating during the summer months and scheduling our activities around my running.



2. My Cats

I used to have 5 but now I have four.  They are each so very different. I never had a pet growing up but now I couldn’t imagine life with a cat to cuddle with.

Jerry – my fav – laid back and lovable

Honey & Billy – Honey is sweet & friendly, Billy is aloof & love Slater- they are from the same litter

Slater – my hubby’s fav – he goes out the door but comes in through the window on the 2nd floor.

3. My Friends – I am still in contact with a few friends from high school and college.  It is great to connect with them and reminisce (about the good old days.) I have also made a bunch of GREAT friends as an older adult from the activities that I do…tennis friends, boating friends, quilting friends, mah jongg friends, running friends, etc.  And I also have several from work (all 3 of my careers.) All of these people are precious to me.


my friends from my junior year of college in France


my friend from my teaching job

the whole group minus 2

my mah jongg friends

we always take a picture outside this restaurant each year

my tennis friends

the "gang"

my boating friends

me, Linda, Don, Sue, Joyce & Nancy 20 years later

my friends from high school


my work buddy who motivates me to walk every day

4. Social Networking – Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc. The people I connect with are my virtual friends.  I have met new people and can connect with ones that live too far away to see.  Sometimes I have been lucky enough to meet them in the flesh.

Camp Chingachgook - August

I met Judy through FB


I met Andrea through blogging


I met Elisa through FB


I met Jen & Felice through FB & blogging

5. Running! Running has changed me.  I discovered it late in life (at age 55). It has made me more confident, independent and I feel healthier and younger than ever. Yes, I love running!.



Runners World 5K


Fasig Tipton '10



Happy Running! What do you love?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

(Don’t forget to enter my Runner’s Choice giveaway HERE.)


4 thoughts on “Friday Five: Love

  1. I love this post and especially #5 since I am also an older runner (older than you too!) Have a great valentine’s Day! Are you racing this weekend? It’s freezing here and I have a long run tomorrow (10 miles).


  2. Older than me??? I don’t think so or you don’t look it. No race this weekend. Thank God. It was -24 today with the wind chill. I’d like to run 6-8 tomorrow if I don’t freeze to death.


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