Friday, May 5, 2017

Run Jen Run’s Friday Five 5.5.17

What’s up everyone?

I’m back for the fourth installment of #FridayFive where I will be sharing 5 things I’m currently loving…

Because today is Cinco de Mayo! Its authentic Mexican flavors with a Cape Cod spin easily puts Anejo at the top of my list for best restaurant in Falmouth.  Make sure to order the tableside guac and save room for the fried ice cream!

Injuries suck.  Not running sucks.  I’m going crazy but physical therapy works.  Slow progress is frustrating but progress is progress and I’m happy to be getting stronger and a little more pain-free every day.

It’s been awhile since I read a really good book but my coworker Eric brought this in for me and I’m hooked.  I’ve always struggled with the mental aspect of running and I’ve often let it get the best of me.  This book uses real examples from elite athletes to help readers find and develop their own mental toughness.  From the introduction…  
“Not all endurance athletes are head cases, but given the nature of the sports in which they participate, all endurance athletes face psychological challenges, and all such challenged are either directly or indirectly related to perception of effort.  If racing wasn’t as hard as hell, athletes would not experience moments of self-doubt, or pre-race apprehension, or post-race regret, or mental burnout, or intimidation.  Even most training errors, such as overtraining, originate in the fear of suffering.”

Duh!  BibRave and AfterShokz put together the Spring #ShokzBox filled with the hottest running gear from Orange Mud, Knuckle Lights, Buff and Brilliant Reflective and I’m obsessed.  I got a sneak peak through an opportunity from BibRave and I’m looking forward to spreading the love and gifting it to my dad.  Priced at $199 (a $285 value), the Spring #ShokzBox is only available from 5/1-5/14 and quantities are limited.  Check it out here: http://shokzbox.aftershokz.com/

Marshawn Lynch
Oh. Em. Gee.  I can’t get enough!  Arguably one of my favorite players ever in the NFL, Beast Mode is also the ugliest dude in the NFL but I LOVE HIM.  I am so excited to see him in an Raiders uniform because he is really really really from Oakland doe.

From @NFL
That’s all for today.  Check back on the first Friday of every month for 5 more of my favorite things!

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