Friday Five – February 7th

As part of my goal to become more routine in my blogging, I’m joining the “Friday Five” world today.  Some of the blogs I frequently read participate in this linkup every week, and my goal is to participate when I have five highlights and/or favorites from my week to share.

So here are my Friday Five for the week:


1.  Last Friday I completed my 51st mile for the month of January!  Between tapering prior to the Disney World Half Marathon and taking a full week off from training after the half, I’m amazed that I logged as many miles as I did.  With my mileage slowly increasing again each week as I prepare for the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon on March 15th, I’ve made it my goal to log 60 miles in February, and part of what will be holding me accountable is my participation in this month’s Team #runDisney challenge.

2.  I’m currently loving the addition of avocado on my salads.  During the past couple of weeks, avocado has been on a super sale at our local grocery store.  I eat a salad almost every night with dinner, and sometimes two salads in a day if I also have one for lunch, so the addition of avocado has been a welcome addition to my usual salad blend.

3.  Why was it only recently that I discovered PicMonkey?  I’m loving this free to use website and the endless possibilities it affords in creating high quality photo collages.  Prior to using PicMonkey, I avoided creating many collages for the blog because of the frustrations I’d face in making them in either Microsoft Word or Paint.

4.  Another new site I recently started using is Bloglovin’.  Prior to using this blog reader, I’ve been depending on social media referrals as my primary means of accessing my favorite blogs.  With my reading list always growing, social media just wasn’t working anymore, and I’m loving the simplicity and ease of reading that Bloglovin’ is providing me with.

5.  My current favorite quick snack is KIND Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate bars.  Yum!

QOTD: What’s one of your recent discoveries that’s quickly becoming a favorite of yours?

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26 Responses to Friday Five – February 7th

  1. I love avocados on my salad too!
    Love picmonkey but don’t quite understand Bloglovin yet. ( it usually takes me a while to pick up on new technology).

    I recently decided to try Greek yogurt. I’m not a fan of regular yogurt but really like the Greek kind!

  2. Wow, have you been looking over my shoulder? Let’s see…avocados on the salad? Check. Just found out about PicMonkey and Bloglovin’? Checkcheck. New blogs to follow? Checkcheckcheckcheckcheckcheck! 🙂

  3. I love me some picmonkey! That’s what i use to edit and put text on all of my blog photos!

  4. Picmonkey is fantastic! I’m also a big fan of KIND bars 🙂

  5. Lauren says:

    I love those KIND bars as well! Another one of my favorites are the Luna protein bars, especially the cookie dough or chocolate peanut butter. I swear, they taste like a candy bar!

  6. Chaitali says:

    I’ve never heard of Picmonkey so I’m going to go check it out. Thanks for the tip! I love bloglovin. It makes it so much easier to keep up with all the various blogs I read. I love avocado too but my husband is allergic to it so we never have it at home 😦

  7. I’m late to the PicMonkey bandwagon as well but I use other apps to edit pictures so not completely out of the loop 🙂

  8. Lindsey says:

    I love avocado and PicMonkey, too!! 🙂

  9. I couldn’t live without PicMonkey! I love it!!! Congrats on 51 miles for the month!!!

  10. Congrats on 51 miles! I’ve been loving Team #runDisney as I get excited for the Princess weekend. And yum – avocados!

    I love Bloglovin and I’m also loving Feedly on my mobile devices. I’m going to have to commit to one of them!

  11. My favorite recent discovery? The new Quest bar flavor Cookies ‘n Cream .SO, SO good! Perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth while being healthy!

  12. Pic Monkey is amazing! I use it all the time! I am also an avocado fiend. Welcome to the club!

  13. kelsnsher says:

    Picmonkey and Bloglovin are my best friends when it comes to blogging! And how do you use the avocado in your salads? Just chopped or what?

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