Four (or Five) Somethings for November

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 (for me a Tuesday), Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”: Something Loved, Something Read, Something Treasured, and Something Ahead. Sharing these four somethings is a great way to recap your month and highlight what stood out to you. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!

1. Something Loved.

Election Results

I try not to be political on this blog. But what I love that that we’ve broken the glass ceiling and have a FEMALE vice-president.

how cool is that? A runner as VP.

And the wife of the new President is also a runner.

Jill Biden reports to run or exercise EVERYDAY

Are you excited about having Kamala as the new VP? Did you know Jill was a runner?

2. Something Read.

I borrowed this from a co-worker and I was anxious to read it since A Man Called Ove is one of my favorite books.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

It is about a bank robbery gone wrong, a hostage situation, an apartment-viewing, relationships, parenthood, friendship, forgiveness… I could go on and on.

As with all his books, it was humorous and touching at the same time. I might have shed a tear or two at the end.

Have you read this or Backman’s other novels?

3. Something Treasured.

My Running Friends

Most (or maybe all) are not training for long races like I am.  Yet they offer to run with me.  They show up on Saturdays even if they not running. They support me (even if they think I’m crazy.)

I got the hiking bug and they eagerly joined me.

Do you have people that you have treasured during this pandemic?  

4. Something Ahead.

A visit to NYC and a real race.  I am using my free hotel points and cross my fingers that it will be safe to do this.

Dec. 6, 2020

NYC is always a magical place around the holidays.  Pics below are from 2019.

 I am sure it will be different this year.

Are you looking forward to anything (besides the end of the Pandemic)?

and since it is Friday…

5. Something Learned

Carpe Diem

Yes, Seize the Day because life is indeed short.  The Pandemic has shown us that.  Be Safe (wear that mask if you are indoors or closer than 6ft outdoors!!) but don’t overthink things and miss opportunities. Don’t procrastinate. Get out there.

Has the Pandemic made you less spontaneous?

It’s 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. 

16 thoughts on “Four (or Five) Somethings for November

  1. I did know Jill Biden was a runner. I definitely have people I treasured during the Pandemic. I do get together with a single friend at a time, usually weekly but it varies.

    I both put a lot of thought into thinks and can be spontaneous too — which sometimes drives Mr. Judy nuts. Watching my parents age, and not well, has definitely made me want to make sure to get the most out of life.

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    • My hubby is even more spontaneous than I am. But it drives me nuts when some friends over think things and as a result they miss out. And we never know how long we have so we need to do what makes us happy while we’re alive.

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      • Worry is really a wasted emotion. And the truth is everyone is responsible for their own lives.

        What you see as missing out the friend may be ok with because they have their own reasons; it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re unhappy with their choices, either.

        We only need to be happy with our own choices, not worry about someone else’s choices, unless their choices are actually effecting us directly.


  2. Oh my gosh! As if I needed another reason to love the new VP and First Lady. They are runners??? Perfect!

    I loved A Maan Called Ove too. I have a different Backman book on my TBR shelf right now. It’s not the one you read but I forget the title and I’m too lazy to get up and see what it is! 🙂

    Good luck with your in-person race. I hope it actually happens. Love the Carpe Deim philosophy. Especially right now.

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  3. That’s exciting to be going to NYC for a race! I hope it goes well, and the weather is nice (but, heck, almost any weather is worth it to do a live race!).

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