Friday Five 2.0 – Summer Treats

Since it’s Friday, I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

Today’s topic is: Summer Treats

 1.  Outdoor Dining

I love being able to eat outdoors.  I don’t do it at home but I do when I eat in a restaurant or at our marina.

2. Soft Ice Cream

Well, I like any kind of ice cream  But open soft ice cream stands are a sign that “summer” has arrived.


3. Cute Clothes

Let’s face it, who likes to wear all those layers… sweaters, scarves, coats, boots….

Just give me a sundress and flip flops!!

4. Racing Opportunities

In the winter months if you don’t like in a warm climate, it is slim pickings.

But in the summer, I can pick from a number of races each weekend.  I can make my decision based on location, distance, type of course, day, etc.

one of my favorite summer races (it’s this Sunday!)

5. Sunshine and Longer Days!!

This always makes me feel better.  I hate cold weather and it seems to last longer and longer each year.  or maybe I have less patience dealing with the ice an snow.

Without snow and ice to deal with, my choice of running locations open up.  Check out some of the places I run here.  Plus it is no longer dark when I get out of work.  I can run anywhere I want!!

on the rail trail


Happy Running! What is your favorite summer treat?


23 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0 – Summer Treats

  1. I shudder to think about where I’d be if I’d have listened to all the people who told me I should stop running, I was not an athlete, had no common sense, etc. Truly it’s amazing what we can do if we keep an open mind and give it a try.


  2. I honestly don’t know why I even ask the doctors about “running” every time I find myself sitting in their offices …..because I NEVER listen to them when they say my running days may be nearing an end or that I should consider giving it up. No way! As long as these feet will move …I’ll be running, slower and slower perhaps, but I’ll be running! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration Darlene!


  3. When I left to do Freihofers that very first time, my husband was like “are you sure you can run that far”?.

    I was sure. Heck, I’d been training for it for a year! My first half I had a few more doubts!


  4. Yay! Good for you! It’s great when you know yourself well enough to prove others wrong! And congratulation too on being a fast runner!


  5. These are totally all of my favorite things, too. I love the summer and longer days. Soft serve ice cream is delicious but I won’t eat it in the winter, and summer is definitely for cute clothes!


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