It’s been a while since I wrote a post on what I’m loving, so there’s a whole lot I want to share with you guys. I have so many links on running, life, love, how-to’s, as well as some delicious food and cool products I’ve come across recently. Ready?
First up, let me tell you about my newest yogurt addiction. My friend Kelly actually introduced me to Noosa yogurt last year when we visited with her in Chicago, but it was only a couple of months ago that I finally found them in Brooklyn. They’re an Aussie brand, based in Colorado. Or an Aussie recipe? Anyway, they are delicious. I’m particularly obsessed with the lemon flavor:
Cori from Olive to Run had a discount code on her blog a week ago, for bama + ry jewelry. I commented that I wouldn’t go visit because then I’d buy something. Cori replied that I should support them because they’re a small, independent business. Then Jasmine, the founder and jeweler, replied to me that they had lots of beautiful pieces and I should just take a peek. Well played, ladies. Well played.
This perfect-for-me necklace should be arriving in a couple of weeks:
A while back, Karen from SwaggerTag emailed me, asking me if I’d be interested in trying a sample of her product. It’s a cool idea – a small, colorful tag that you can personalize with your own photo or logo, then you write your contact details inside and attach to luggage, or gym bag, or kid’s bag. It’s totally safe, your info is hidden, but still accessible if you lose your stuff. Another small, independently owned business, too! (And Karen is funny, lovely, and actually went to the trouble of making an insert with my logo in it when she sent me a sample). Disclaimer: my SwaggerTag was free, but I would buy it in a heartbeat.
I’m a sucker for online quizzes. Apparently, I actually belong in Switzerland (I would be okay with that), in the era of Renaissance Italy, and my ideal workout is Bootcamp. Try them out, tell me what you get!
Let’s finish this off with some link love!! These are nearly all links I’ve shared on Twitter in the past couple of months. They’re all great reads. Come follow me if you want more!
Jesica’s post on the struggle she felt backing out of a race she’d signed up for will be familiar to nearly every runner. What do you think? A First Time for Everything, from RunLadyLike.
Runners are passionate about running and this list sums up how we feel about our chosen sport! 10 Reasons Running is For YOU! from Tina Muir.
Every runner should try this out – a great balance training exercise to incorporate into training: Dynamic Balance Training for Runners and Triathletes from Kinetic Revolution.
This column by Ruthie of She’s Wicked Healthy on iRunner blog has become one of my faves and this post is a good one: Avoid Runner’s Envy, Be Your Own Best Competition, from iRunner.
Almost every runner has ignored a little niggling pain to have it turn into a full-blown injury. Lots of great info in this post from one of my favorite resources – How to Save Your Runner’s High From Becoming a Runner’s Low from Breaking Muscle.
A really interesting way of improving your running efficiency: Improve your cadence from Miss Zippy.
Amanda from Run to the Finish wrote a great article for The Active Times on 5 Myths About Running That Are Ready to be Retired from The Active Times.
Confused about whether to walk or jog between intervals? Here are some tips: How to Recover Between Intervals, from Runner’s World.
Tamara is preaching to the choir with me: Why I prefer free weights over weight machines, from fitknitchick
Brittany does these awesome comparison posts, this one on online workouts – so helpful! The Busy Girl’s Guide: The Best Online Workouts, from My Own Balance
Great post from Annie: Three Reasons NOT to Hire a Personal Trainer, from Strong Brees.
Two of my fave bloggers together: Yoga 101 by Love Life Surf, guest posted on The Lean Green Bean.
Interested in trying TRX? Read this: Training Tip of the week: Why Suspension Training Works, from Katrina Elle.
This is a wonderful post from Winslow Jenkins on using a vision of where you want to be to approach your nutrition – so interesting! Why Are You Eating That Way? How to Be a Visionary About Your Nutrition, from Breaking Muscle.
And if you’re wondering why you’re eating these, it’s because they’re delicious: Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches, recipe by Dietitian Debbie Does Dishes, guest posting on Food & Nonsense.
Allie would like to know if the First Lady knows what’s going on with school lunches – it’s not good: Does Michelle Obama Know About This? from VITA – Train for Life
Yum!! Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins from Melissa at Freeing Imperfections.
Awesome snack recipe – Green Pea Hummus, from A Cup of Jo.
Drooling – The Best Lemon Bar Tart from According to Elle.
Lindsay always has amazing cooking and planning tips: 10 Foods That Freeze Well, from The Lean Green Bean.
Feel like you never have enough time for your blog? Kimberly shares10 Ways to Fit Blogging into Your Day, from Manifest Yourself.
Good beginners blog tips here: Starting a Blog – Everything You Need to Know About Blogging, from The SITS Girls.
Wondered whether you need a newsletter? Rita Barry gives you advice: Does My Blog Need a Newsletter? from Blog Genie.
Melissa has great blogging tips on her site – her 10 Minute Touch-Up series is great. How to Create a Gravatar (that little image that comes up when you leave a comment), from Blog Clarity.
Check out this list to see what could help you out: 6 Blogging Resources You Might Not Have Heard Of, from Loving on the Run.
Life & Fun Stuff
I’m all for more vacations: Why You Should Plan That Second Vacation, from Kelsey at The Primal Yogi.
We all know by now I have a slight caffeine addiction, right? Eight Reasons to Sip on Coffee, from Runner’s World.
Such a wonderful essay on motherhood – Nicole is poetic: My Little Starfish, from Work in Sweats Mama
Okay, this isn’t really ‘fun’, but morbidly useful: Until Death Do Us Part: A Social Media Exit Plan, from BlogHer.
Cori’s posts are always funny OR insightful OR funny and insightful. This one is insightful: When does weakness become a strength? from Olive to Run.
Beautiful essay on surfing, fear, and life, from Christine: The Moments Between the Waves, from Mamalode.
Screw the scale! Saying Goodbye to the Scale, from Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail.
This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve read this year: Don’t Reach for the Stars, by Zoe from Bush Ballerina.
If you suffer from anxiety (or know anyone who does), you’ll appreciate this powerful essay by Tamara: In The Light and Dark Spaces, from Tamara Like Camera.
Share your favorite links in the comments!
I want to know what results you’ve had from random online quizzes.
What was your last impulse buy?