Five Things Friday

1. I have done almost zero Christmas shopping. Oops. Luckily I have a very short list. My family of origin isn’t really into gift giving (although we still like to do something for each other, and I do want to maintain Cool Aunt status), and my husband takes care of his family.

The one thing I have purchased is Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa from Cards Against Humanity for my husband.

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2. I think I did something to my back during my run on Tuesday. One of the recommendations post-VGA was to increase my cadence, which would shorten my stride. I decided to wing it during my run, and I think I tensed up the entire time. I tried running with a metronome last night, but gave up halfway through. It’s a work in progress.



3. We played Whirlyball on Wednesday for our department holiday outing. I did not let my stiff back hold me … back. Although I am terrible at Whirlyball. Still a lot of fun though.

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4. As of right now, 17 women have RSVP’d for my burlesque workshop. Including my mother. At my encouragement. I’m making progress on the choreography … I’m glad I have another week to work on it. I’m so surprised at the turnout though! I would have been impressed if five showed up. I guess there is still time for everyone to back out.



5. We are on Day Four of the Nike+ Chiberia Challenge. My team is, uh, bringing up the rear so far. There’s still time.



How are you doing on your holiday shopping? Have you ever tried to change your cadence? Have you ever played Whirlyball? Would you do burlesque with your mother? What is the meaning of life? And what should we do for New Years? 

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6 Comments on “Five Things Friday”

  1. Luckily my cadence is already pretty solid (at least it was the last time I checked it) but when I was making sure I was hitting it correctly I found that running on the treadmill was WAY easier. Also, studies have found that if you cycle between 80 and 90 RPM it will translate to your turnover while running. Something to keep in mind….

    1. My PT suggested it would be easier to adjust cadence on the treadmill, because then my pace would stay the same. But I hate the treadmill and I feel like it aggravates my knee more than running outside does. But I’ll keep the bike thing in mind.

    1. If the workshop goes well, maybe I’ll do a Valentines one in February! Although being in the south burbs, it’s a bit of a hike for city and north burbs ladies.

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