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New Apps, Cross Country, Oiselle + More!

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.

Instagram

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[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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Flashback Friday

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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.

Interesting Reads

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

Oiselle Roga | amotherspace.net

 

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!

Currently Reading

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.

 

Currently Reading | amotherspace.net

 

Favorite Quotes

“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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Follow This Mother!

Today I have the honor of being the featured runner on Another Mother Runner‘s series ‘Follow This Mother.’

 

Follow That Mother! | amotherspace.net

 

Welcome to all visiting from the Another Mother Runner site!

I’ve enjoyed Dimity and Sarah’s blog for some time now which led me to running with their podcast, reading their books and using their training plans for a few races. Currently I’m following their ‘Own It Plan’ from “Train Like a Mother” which is helping me to get stronger and ready to run the Chicago Marathon in October.

 

Follow That Mother! | amotherspace.net

 

If you aren’t familiar with Dimity and Sarah’s website, be sure to hop on over and catch up with all the happenings of the Another Mother Runner tribe.

I gathered a few of my favorite posts below. I’d love for you to check them out!

A Few of My Favorites from A Mother’s Pace:

 

Forerunner 220 Mini Review + Week 11 Chicago Marathon Training

 

The Chicago Marathon: Running for Charity

 

2014 Prairie Fire Half Marathon Race Recap

 

And She Can Conquer The World

 

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Thanks for visiting!  I’d love to hear from you so now it’s your turn. Please leave a comment telling a little about yourself and make sure to link up your blog (if you write one) through the comment luv. Let’s connect on social media! Just leave your Twitter, Instagram and/or Pinterest handles below in the comments.

 

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Friday Favorites on the Fourth

Happy Fourth of July! I’m celebrating today by taking advantage of the holiday and getting my long run for the weekend in early. I have 13 miles with a strong finish on the schedule.

Tonight we’ll enjoy the few fireworks that we purchase and then sit outside and watch the big ones that our neighbors set off for as long as the kids will last. Last year they completely surprised me by wanting to be outside for about 20 minutes…my neighbors set off some pretty big fireworks!

Instagram

Instagram Favorites | amotherspace.net

[one] We’ve started swimming lessons this week! The kids are loving swimming every day. We’ve been enjoying the pool so much that I’ve even taken all three of them to the toddler time at the pool by myself. We stay in the shallow water and end up having a blast. [two] We’ve had unseasonably cool weather this week. For the record, I am NOT complaining! It has been wonderful and I’ve even worn capris…in July! [three] My 4-year-old is reading and I’m one proud mama. He notices print everywhere and I’m constantly impressed by words the he is able to sound out. Signal and Franklin are two of my favorites! [four] I spent 60 minutes on the spin bike this week. It’s still a day I look forward to each week. [five] A sweet sleeping baby.

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Interesting Reads

Do You Make These 6 Race Day Mistakes from Amanda at Run to the Finish

How to: Kettlebells Swings by Annie at Strong Brees

6 Summer Salads to Break Out of the Lunch Rut from Laura at Mommy Run Fast

Why I Buy in Bulk and Why You Should Too from Kiran at 100 Days of Real Food

Give Yourself Some Slack –> RUNNING IN THE HEAT! from Janae at The Hungry Runner Girl

Favorite Running Gear

Recently, on a long run, I packed an Espresso Love Gu (affiliate link) that was given to me. I haven’t been running with Gu regularly (I’ve switched over the Honey Stingers.) but I’m trying to use up my stash before some of them expire. On the run I saved the espresso flavor for the last few miles to give me an extra kick when I needed it. Espresso is true to its name and packed with 40 mg of caffeine.

 

Espresso Love Gu | amotherspace.net

 

This was my first run using a Gu that had that much caffeine in it and I could definitely tell a difference right away. I felt like a fog lifted and I could see clearly again. My step felt lighter and after running around 10 miles my pace felt easier.

I went to the running store to replenish my supply. I’ll use the Honey Stinger gels for most of my long run but then save an Espresso Love for the miles that I need that extra boost.

Favorite Quotes

If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. — Priscilla Welch

Everyday is a good day when you run. Kevin Nelson

But I realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. — Meb Keflezighi

 

 

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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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