Friday Five – Friday Favorites!

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 “Friday Favorites”. I’m going with – favorites ON Fridays….

Read

I read all my running sites every day, but on Fridays I spend a bit more time looking to see who’s racing over the weekend (elite and non) so I can wish them well and remember to find out how the race went. If it’s a big race, I might be able to find TV or streaming coverage.

Eat 

Chinese food for dinner! Our regular Friday night, pre long run/race meal. For me it’s steamed chicken and mixed vegetables with coconut aminos and sunflower seed butter.

Then, there’s probably some Arctic Zero (maybe with sugar-free flavored syrup or frozen fruit or nut mixed in), possibly some frozen bananas with nut butter and some frozen berries/mango.

Write

Most of my writing on Friday is at work, though I may update my weekly training blog post with Thursday and Friday’s info, or tweak a future post.

Run

Friday is a XT day…but I usually spend time throughout the day/evening obsessing about my long run, despite having it laid out in the training plan. How long, what pace for how many miles, which podcasts I’ll listen to, what nutrition I’ll use, what time to get started (and thus get up), what I’ll eat afterward. It’s a lot to consider. (grin…I love it!)

Bonus Favorite – Friday night routine

Watching saved TV shows on DVR (Elementary, Person of Interest, Motive, Suits, Covert Affairs, White Collar, Arrow), on Netflix (Numbers, Lie to Me), or on DVD (The Mentalist, a season behind, travel shows, food shows). We’ll usually watch anywhere from 1-3.5 shows (half hour shows like food or travel are 0.5) with breaks for checking twitter, sitting on the porch or just chatting.

What are your Friday Favorites?