Friday, March 22, 2013

If It Makes you Happy

Happy Friday everyone! Angela at Happy Fit Mama recently asked What makes you happy? Of course Fridays make me happy because I really like weekends, so to kick off Fitness Friday I'm going to share my happy list. Angela guarantees it will make me happy.

My Happy List:

Race-cations - I love to take weekend trips and if you throw in a race, even better! Last weekend I was hanging out in New York prior to the NYC Half, but I've also taken race-cations to Newport, Cape Cod, Cape Elizabeth, and Providence. Coming up next is a weekend in Newport to include the Newport 10 Miler.

ZOOMA Ambassador 2013 - I was recently notified that I will be serving as an ambassador for the Cape Cod race again! I'm looking forward to hanging out with the ZOOMA ladies and meeting some new friends.

My treadmill - Five years ago I bought this little gem because I was a newbie to NH and somewhat intimidated by the elevation and lack of sidewalks in my neighborhood. Even though I have (somewhat) successfully become a year-round New England runner, there are still times when the weather just doesn't cooperate.

Snowplows - Speaking of weather, this is a glimpse at what Mother Nature dumped on us during the Nemo Blizzard. Thankfully the plow guy showed up with the Big Rig! Hopefully I've seen the last of plow guy until next winter.

Shiny New PRs - Whether I'm aiming for them or not, I love the feeling of besting my time in any distance, but especially the half marathon. The only thing that could make it better, would be knowing what I did right to make it happen.

Pizza - I'm not sure what it is about some dough, sauce, and cheese, but a Margherita pizza always puts a smile on my face. 

Strawberry Daiquiris - Even though it's loaded with calories, I love to splurge on a frozen, fresh strawberried drink.

Flowers - I know they only live a short time, but receiving a colorful bouquet of flowers always warms my heart. I'll never get tired of walking into a room and seeing my favorites.

Home - We have a crazy family schedule in our house, but I really like it when we can all hang out together. 

So, now it's your turn. 

What makes you happy? 

If you write your own blog post, be sure to come back and leave a link to your post for me!


  1. Congrats on your PR!!! Running makes me happy, and hopefully staying uninjured!

  2. Great list Amy!! I'm so excited to be on the ZOOMA team with you!! Congrats on your new PR!! Running makes me happy...along with my two chickies, the hubs, and the beach! No thanks to snow....we got dumped on last night and I'm waking up a cranky girl!!

  3. Is that your house? Oh my. It is BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Hi Amy, love all your pictures! WTG on your PR Too.Luv @runningbloggers

  5. Love that you wrote out all the things that make you happy. Makes you grateful don't it :)

  6. Stopping by from Fitness Friday! I love your happy list. I agree with... flowers, PRs, home, and pizza!! I will substitute a frozen Mojito and add yoga!! Happy Friday.

  7. Great list, all would be on mine except the daicquiri, I'll take a red wine or margarita :)

  8. Great list Amy! So glad we'll be doing ZOOMA together again! And I'm psyched you'll be at Newport too!

  9. Great list - I am definitely doing a happy list soon! Currently trail running is what makes me happy, and I hope to do even more of it when the spring weather hits.

  10. Wonderful happy list Amy! What makes me happy? Long runs, my husband and kids, my new treadmill and hot coffee, early morning and perfect workout weeks. Maybe I will write a makes me happy post :)


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