Friday Five – Randomness Exposed

Occasionally the DC Trifecta either runs out of ideas or is too busy to think of a theme – it’s hard work people!  No matter, that’s what “Free Friday” is all about!  Join Cynthia, Courtney and me this and every Friday – we love having you all!!  I haven’t been able to speak in coherent sentences for days now anyway (heard it’s a full moon and work is cray) so it’s good to have these weeks where I can just get whatever randomness is on my mind – out of it.

See? Random, funny.

See? Random, funny.

First things first I want to extend a hearty BEST WISHES to my BRF Courtney on her wedding weekend.  So excited for her!!  Go on over and give her some pre-wedding love!! tell her Mar sent you 🙂

ONE:  A week ago today I was excited for my first trip ever to a winery for a wine tasting.  It was girls night out and my girlfriends and I went to Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA.  We brought cheese, crackers and grapes with us and our night began with a sampling of seven wines (uh huh) starting with a Chardonnay, 3 additional  whites, a Rose and 2 reds.  I’ve known these gals since elementary school (read: long ass time) and it was a great night with lots of laughter and catching up as well as a promise to do this more often!


Speaking of wineries, Lindsey mentioned to me the Boordy Vineyard 5K  in mid August. It begins at 6 pm and ends at wine o’clock… You had me at run then wine.  I have every intention of signing up (never mind I’ll just be returning from a west coast trip!) and I’m totally making this a thing – so get to registering DC runners!!  winemagnet_largeTWO:  Since I’m on the subject of wine (ha!) I am really looking to get back on track both with my fitness and nutrition.  Several weeks ago I was given the next phase of the Get Lean Life program.  Since then *crickets*.  I am definitely not as focused as I should be.  With several trips coming up I don’t want to lose sight of my goals.  I have a good month before I need to start marathon training (eek!) and in that time running will be minimal.  I really want to work on strength and getting into optimal shape. Personal training is still going strong twice a week but I want to add another day or two of strength plus XT into my summer plan in lieu of the runs.

THREE:  I know absolutely nothing about soccer (is Pele still a thing?) but will do my best to care about the World Cup for the next 30 days.  But for real, how much do I love the Google homepage Doodle?  Just too cute:  Google

FOUR:  In case you missed it… I was featured on Episode 183 on the Lifestyle Accountability Show last week.  mar-ontherun-badgeThe podcast is available through iTunes (and check out the popularity on that baby!) or follow this link.  It was SO fun to participate and glad I got the opportunity!!

FIVE:  Lastly, Happy Father’s Day weekend!! I’ll be spending the weekend in Pittsburgh visiting my own father and look forward to the family time!

What are your plans for the weekend?  Any fun random musings from your week?  Will you be watching the World Cup?DC_linkup

56 Comments on Friday Five – Randomness Exposed

  1. you are the best! love you, BRF!!!!! 🙂

  2. Love watching the US play in the World Cup – can’t wait to see them play. I’ll be running a 5K with my youngest step-daughter on Saturday.

    Congrats on your feature!
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  3. That wine tasting sounds fun! I’ve only done one, and it was a work thing, so not quite as fun. 😉
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  4. Enjoy the weekend with your Dad back home in Pittsburgh. Christine is arriving today to spend the weekend with us! All that wine is making me thirsty! Congrats on being on the Lifestyle Accountability Show!
    Pam recently posted…Free Friday – lots of fun thingsMy Profile

  5. I love all the wine! I loved yesterday’s doodle – can’t wait for the Spain v Netherlands match today. Have a great weekend in Pittsburgh!
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  6. Nothing wrong with random 🙂 Life’s like that sometimes, hope the crazy at work lets up and you can get back in the swing of things.
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  7. Hey, i’m out near Pittsburgh right now! I’m at 7 Springs resort! Know where that is? Have a great weekend with your family!
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  8. I loved playing soccer but I’ve never gotten into watching it on tv. Thanks for the reminder about Father’s Day! Got to head to the store!!
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  9. Totally agree with #2. I want to focus on my diet a lot more with this marathon training.

    I’ll def be watching the World Cup–Mexico plays today! 🙂
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  10. YES!! I’m doing the Boordy race too! PERFECT place for a meet up! 🙂
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  11. Love that comic, I wish a few other things forgot which day it was though lol….
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  12. Awesome about the Lifestyle Accountability Show! I look forward to listening to the podcast. I live in Pittsburgh & will be doing the Father’s Day 10K on the North Shore. Should be a nice weekend for it. Enjoy yours in Pittsburgh!
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  13. Great list. I had missed that you were on a podcast, so I will have to go give that a read.
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  14. I’ve been to wineries in Temecula, Napa, and Long Island. . . ALWAYS a good time 🙂 And a run then wine? That’s a no brainer!
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  15. Very cool about being on the show!
    My weekend if everything goes as planned I should get a little hiking in tomorrow:)
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  16. Ahh so many great wineries to choose from in this area! And a 5k that ends at a winery? I might have to look into that!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Friday Five – June 13th – Father’s Day TributeMy Profile

  17. Yep… I think races need wine at the finish lines every time 🙂
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  18. those are random thoughts. I never listen to podcasts-who has the time but I will check yours out. Cool! Happy Friday!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…5 Life Lessons Sports can teach us allMy Profile

  19. Aww I love Virginia wine country! And wine. And races with wine. Happy Friday 🙂
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  20. Wine = happiness! haha but seriously, red wine is a superfood! Keep that in your diet, in moderation of course 🙂
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  21. That Google doodle cracked me up yesterday too! I loved doing Free Friday this week! I was busy too, but I ended up having a lot of random things to share 🙂
    Karen @The Wellness Scientist recently posted…Five Things Friday: Fitness, Funnies, and Random RamblingsMy Profile

  22. Yayyy I can’t wait for the race! Have a great time in Pittsburgh!
    Lindsey recently posted…5 Updates on my Training PlanMy Profile

  23. I am with you on the World Cup, don’t really care about soccer, but hope the USA does okay.
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  24. Ooh, I was so tempted by that 5k, but I’m out of town running a half marathon. Boo.
    MCM Mama recently posted…Five things my dad taught me about lifeMy Profile

  25. A friend of mine wanted to do a run at a winery this weekend, but it’s like a two hour drive. That seems too far away for a 5K for me.
    Jen recently posted…Not All Fathers Are Worth CelebratingMy Profile

  26. Wow a wine race would be a lot of fun! Although I’m never really in the mood to drink after a run, I think the atmosphere would probably be really chill! I’m all about fun races 🙂
    Kristen recently posted…Friday Five: My 5 Biggest Running GoalsMy Profile

  27. Sounds like you had a fab time with the Wine Tasting.

    I’m not a fan of any types of Alcoholic Drinks and very rarely drinks except for a few sips on special occasions.

    I’m not a fan of the football either and I am not looking forward to the next 30 days of football. Fortunately enough, we have a couple of TVs in the house so I can sneak into another room so I don’t have to endure it. 😉
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  28. That run then wine sounds fun – I’m doing an Iron Girl triathlon that morning though so I’m out! I’ll drink wine simultaneously with you!
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