Four or Five Somethings for April

January 2018 Share Foru Somethings #ShareFourSomethings

Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The fourth Saturday of each month, Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”: Something Loved, Something Said, Something Learned, Something Read. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!

Oops I’m a little late… as usual.

1. Something Loved.

Normally I have to narrow it down because there are so many things.

But with no races, no trips, infrequent sunny days, online teaching from home, and self distancing from family and friends… it was not that easy

So what have I loved?

I guess I would have to say –  doing things that I never had time for before…..

  • Taking daily walks to new places. I’m up to 18 so far!!
  • Watching Netflix. I started with Un-Orthodox and just finished season 5 of:

Schitt's Creek' series finale: A delightful show ending at the ...

  • Cooking dinner EVERY night

turkey cutlets with apple cranberry chutney. I also make a mean chicken marsala.

  • Some knitting

but ran out of wool in the middle of the 2nd sock lol

  • ZOOM – I have been chatting with my friends even more often than before

I spent a year in France during COLLEGE with these folks. we laughed about things that happened then like it was yesterday.

What have you been loving during this pandemic?

2. Something Said.

One of friends posted this on my FB page:

I award you the DC medal for tenacity.

I knew what it meant but I wasn’t sure whether it was a compliment so I looked it up:

Tenacious is a mostly positive term. If someone calls you tenacious you’re probably the kind of person who never gives up and never stops trying – someone who does whatever is required to accomplish a goal. You may also be very stubborn.

Yup, I guess that IS me. I am a TAURUS!!

What adjective would your friends use to describe YOU?

3. Something Learned.

I can’t run fast if I am not in a race.

I really cannot…. I am competitive and if it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter.

The last time I wore a watch was Feb 15.

my 12 mmish 5k lol

Can you actually RACE “virtual” races?

4. Something Read. The Turn of the Key: the addictive new thriller from ...

I recently finished reading this book. It was chosen by one of my tennis friends for the book night of our recently cancelled vacation.

Unfortunately book club night was held this year via ZOOM

It’s basically about a nanny who is in prison awaiting trial for murder. Because she thinks that her current lawyer doesn’t believe her, she begins to write letters to another attorney, with the hope he will see she is innocent of the crime. She explains how she got the job as nanny to this wealthy family in Scotland and how everything went so horribly wrong. There is a lot of creepy stuff going on including all the technology that controls everything in the house. The ending had a few surprise, of course.

I actually didn’t love it.  The story was slow and the ending felt rushed. I thought The Woman in Cabin 10  (which Ware also wrote) was better. I do enjoy mysteries so I may read another one of her books.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think? What is the most recent book that you have read? Who is your favorite mystery writer?

5. Something Ahead.

In the near future, there will be flowers. That is something I am sure of.

thousands in Washington Park – unfortunately not as beautiful as past years

I will be running in a skirt (most likely not racing until fall if at all in 2020.)

I can do the coffee and running but really would love to add friends

Anything else is too uncertain to mention (and too negative.)

What does your immediate future look like (in a positive way)?

It’s also Friday so I’m also linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.

Happy Running! What are your somethings? Share at least ONE. 

20 thoughts on “Four or Five Somethings for April

  1. I have also loved taking more walks to different places. I just wish that they were not always solo walks. I love how people are coming together to help each other out. I am also looking forward to a summer with some normalcy

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  2. Tenacity is definitely a good thing! And I agree, I’ve been taking more time to talk to friends and family that don’t live nearby, and I’ve loved that. I also agree that the future is so uncertain, I’ve been hesitant to really make plans.


    • I’ll be glad when this is over but who knows when. I hope keep up with the good things that happened like exercise and connectivity.


  3. I think you are doing a great job of making the best of this crazy & frustrating situation. It’s such an unknown for all of us, we just have to stay positive & look forward to the future .


  4. I think one of the big positives is less emissions from cars. And the low price of gas, not that I’ve had to fill up for . . . not sure when the last time was, quite a while ago. How adversity brings out the good side in so many.

    I very much doubt there will be a race for me this year (of any length), but we’ll see.

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    • I do drive everyday because I want to explore the trails and run in different places. But there is definitely less traffic.

      I’m hoping we get our race in in October. Not sure the Airbnb is refundable.

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  5. You missed flowers in something loved. LOL.
    I’m reading Sharon who met in Bermuda’s husband’s books. I finished one earlier this week and will read the second in a bit. Taking a non-fiction palate cleansing break. I miss reading outside.
    I’m in awe that you’re able to do 12 solo for virtual race training. Even aside from my knee, I needed this break. I can’t push myself when I’m running solo, but also really don’t care either. I’ll r un any pace when I’m “with” people

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