5 for Friday

I know I try to stick with a fitness theme on Fridays but today I'm venturing of to talk about the 5 big things happening in my life right now...

1) Preschool Graduation for O...
With her friend
She was thrilled to get her diploma and keep her tassel! So cute for all the littles in their caps/gowns. I think it has given her a little better idea of what my graduation will be like next month. They all had to say what they want to be when they grow up, the kids gave answers like race car driver, mom, author, astronaut and then O..."I want to be a doctor, but not do surgery maybe I'll just give medicines to fix them."

2) Despite not running I'm still pushing through!
Lots of cross training and strength workout and not to mention about 1 hour of PT exercises spread throughout the day! This guy means business when he said I'll be strong by the time marathon training starts he wasn't joking! Spin class today in between writing sessions and laundry.

3) My focus this month is nutrition...
I love summer and all the fresh veggies and fruits. I could live on big salads all summer! My garden is mostly planted: sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, pea pods, lettuce, zucchini, strawberries, rhubarb and basil. Do you grow a garden? What's your favorite summer food?  
I've also cut out all dairy since March and feel so much better! This was reinforced last week when I ate pizza and felt awful the next 2 days. But I will say they only serve the specialty: jerk tofu, pineapple, pepper pizza for about a month so I had to grab one!
Smashed chickpea and avocado salad with sweet potatoes!

4) I finish grad school in 6 weeks! 
Today I have a meeting with my adviser to discuss my manuscript and then I revise! Fun times. Next up my grad presentation. Has anyone used Prezi? It looks great but I'm far from techy and can't deal with hours of frustration!
Only about half my pile of research!
This is the fun pile waiting for me when I'm done! 6 years of grad school means no time  for  fun reading!

5) Happy birthday to my mom!
Wow we look so young! 13 years ago at my wedding, time sure flies. Can you believe my mom is almost 30 years older than me?!

Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans? Don't forget to enter my Runner's Choice Giveaway!

Linking up with Jill for Fitness Friday


  1. You have a preschool grad and I have a high school grad. Just think how much fun it will be to read for fun. That's the way I feel right now with studying for the PT exam.

    Have a wonderful weekend Jen and thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday!

    1. Wow, congrats to you and your grad :) Good luck studying

  2. Congratulations to O on preschool graduation! My husband is more of a gardener than I am but I still love to eat the produce. Spinach and peas are my favorite garden fresh veggies! Prezi is a fairly quick and easy presentation tool to use - at least the version my husband used in college. And congrats to you on finishing grad school soon!
    Amy @ http://www.livinglifetruth.com

  3. Your Mom looks so young!
    I grow a garden and LOVE it!


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