Friday Five: Summer Fitness Goals

Since it’s Friday, I’m linking up with three DC area bloggers Mar at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC .  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!

My Friday Five topic is Summer Fitness Goals

  1. Work Those Arms.

My arms need help.  You don’t see the bat wings in photos but they’re there. I could go to the gym or do planks at home. (If only I could do A push-up…)


I hope to keep playing a lot of tennis.  That can’t hurt.


2. Run with Others

And I don’t mean in races. That’s a given.   It is easier to just go out and do it alone but I run better and faster and at a more consistent pace when I don’t run by myself.


My new running buddy, Alyssa, who training for her first marathon in Dec.

Barbara who challenges me to run faster

Denise & Judy whose run/walk style helps me be more consistent.

3.  Find Some Different Places to Run

I need to get out of my rail trail rut.  It’s easy and it’s close but now I have the time to explore.

Central Park was a blast but it’s 3 hours away.

But there are lots of places within an hour that I need to explore.

Old Champlain Canal trail (Waterford)

Peebles Island

 4.  Try something new.

Hopefully parasailing or driving a jetski but most likely kayaking and SUPing.

stay turned so see how this turned out… I plan to try it on Sunday

5. Eat healthier.

Already kicked my Starbucks habit since I don’t work nearby anymore.


made my first smoothie – chocolate, banana, protein powder, almond milk – as good as Starbucks

chicken, apples, walnuts, cheese, lettuce, raspberry dressing – just like Panera’s?

I haven’t kicked my ice cream addiction yet.

Happy Running! What are some of your summer fitness goals?


4 thoughts on “Friday Five: Summer Fitness Goals

  1. Yay! for a new running buddy 🙂 That is one things i lack so much here!
    You look good in your pics! and I am sure all that tennis helps 🙂
    I need to work on my weight gain, I have been avoiding it, but it is time…


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