It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Friday Favorites post. I have a lot of favs right now so I’ll jump right in.
[one] I recently made the switch from Android to iPhone and I’m loving all the new apps that are now available to me. I’ve been playing around a little on Instagram lately. Fitsnap is one of my favorites! [two] I was recently featured on the Another Mother Runner website in Sarah and Dimity’s Follow That Mother series. Read more —> here. [three] I’m running in the early morning still and lately that means I’m seeing some pretty spectacular sunrises. [four] It always amazes me when I can run a pace for 7 miles (or more) when sometimes that exact same pace is impossible for 3 miles. [five] I’ve had a few treadmill miles lately and they’ve been tough. I’m slowly getting used to it again because I’m guessing I’ll be on it a lot over the winter.
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I stumbled upon this oldie but goodie recently from my high school cross country days. This particular photo was taken during a state championship and I believe I placed dead last. My injury on my leg was killing me and the only reason I didn’t drop out was because our little team of 5 needed everyone to cross the finish line in order to place as a team. Little did I know that one of my other teammates dropped out of the race earlier! I’m glad I finished though. I specifically remember people clapping for me at the finish line and besides being completely embarrassed, I was proud that I finished.
Meatless Monday: Risotto Primavera by Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama
Balancing your Running Goals by Bryanna at Wholesomely Fit
Train Your Brain to Run Your Best by Jesica at Runladylike
Guest Post: Strength Training by Ariana over on Matters of Course
FlipBelt Made Me a Better Mom by Allie on Vita Train for Life
Favorite Running Gear
Hands down, my favorite running shorts are the Oiselle Rogas. (affiliate link) Until buying these I was wearing inexpensive shorts that were for the most part purchased at Target. I had no idea how nice a pair of shorts that actually fit well could be. Ever since I purchased these it’s been hard to pull out my old shorts and when I do I’m constantly tugging on them. I don’t think the old ones will last much longer in my rotation!
I also purchased the Winona Tank and I’m a big fan of that as well. The fabric is so soft that I almost feel like it shouldn’t be a workout shirt!
Marathon training is the perfect time to listen to an audio book. I’m currently making my way through The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I only listen to it while I’m running so it’s a great motivator to get me out the door. I had heard that it was a really good book but I didn’t know anything about it before I started listening. Needless to say, I’m hooked.
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” - C. S. Lewis
I’m running the Chicago Marathon with Team RMHC!
To find out more read my post about Running for Charity or head over to my fundraising page to make a donation.
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