Five Things Friday – Fitness Snapshots

Welcome to the Friday Five Linkup, hosted by my blog buds/local tweeps
Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!,
Courtney at EatPrayRunDC and
Mar at Mar on the Run.
Make sure to stop by their blogs for their picks and hop along to the other bloggers in the linkup, featured at the bottom of their pages!

This week’s theme is “Fitness Snapshots”.

As you know, my “thing” is running, and I’m a treadmill junkie. So here is, as a friend put it, “where the magic happens”:

my beloved Landice L8

my beloved Landice L8

Console view – I went for the longer, wider deck and the simplest console when I bought it some years ago (no map, no TV):

console view of tmill

console view of tmill

The incredibly important shoes….currently Brooks Adrenaline GTS13, with custom orthotics:

running shoes

Brooks Adrenaline 13s w/ orthotics

 

My cross-training is bike, pool run/swim or (occasionally) elliptical at work:

trusty bike on trainer

trusty bike on trainer

my pool running float belt

my pool running float belt

Here’s where most of the core work, yoga, trigger point, AIF stretching and rolling happens – in the sunny sitting room off the kitchen:

my yoga mats, Wharton rope, Roll Recovery, trigger point ball and rollers

my yoga mats, Wharton rope, Roll Recovery, trigger point ball and rollers

Occasionally, I do go outside for a run that’s not a race (goal is to do so on Sundays, but I am not hitting that target lately). When I do, I enjoy seeing the gardens, trees and houses in the neighborhoods where I run. Here’s an example of a lovely tree near the house.

tree near house

tree near house

When I do run outside, I wear my Garmin – here’s my new one, which I’m loving!

my Garmin

my Garmin

On Saturday afternoons, after my long run, I retire to the porch with my running reading and some Arctic Zero (usually coffee flavor), and look at my Boston-themed flowers. I had pansies that finally couldn’t take the heat, just replaced them with some mums (tag said) or daisies (what they look like). I like gazing at them while thinking about training, visualizing the race, or just listening to the birds.

chaise lounge on front porch

chaise lounge on front porch

 

Arctic Zero

Arctic Zero

 

 

summer Boston-themed flowers

summer Boston-themed flowers                                    between my basil (left) and lemon thyme (right)

What snapshots would you share about your fitness routines or habits?