It’s Fridaaaaay! While I’m super excited for the weekend (and more snow!), I’m also in love with a few things I discovered this week while reading my favorite blogs:
1. The Shake Camera app
Beachy Runner wrote about it here, and even took her new blog header pic with it! Self timers are necessary for those “running selfies” during beautiful moments on your solo long runs! I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet but I feel like the selfie-taking runners of the world should be aware this exists.
2. There are awesome people out there just doing triathlons in their free time without an official time clock or race shirt involved.
Ashley at the Broccoli Blog wrote this blog post that totally blew my mind. She just decided to try doing a sprint tri in her gym/neighborhood and totally killed it! Maybe I should try this sometime!
3. As a runner, I really should be doing yoga.
I love Salt AKA Lauren’s blog, and her latest blog post is awesome! She lists her favorite yoga poses for runners and I’m thinking about trying these out. #9 looks totally doable 🙂
4. If I wasn’t a “runner”, I would probably be a totally different person right now.
Mom’s Little Running Buddies wrote a really interesting article this week called “What If You Weren’t A Runner?”. It made me really think about all the things I’ve done that I never would have done without running. Like writing this blog. Or working out 5 times a week, or trying spin/Barre3 classes, or run across the middle lane on the Ben Franklin Bridge…I could go on and on. If I wasn’t a runner I probably wouldn’t be as active so I’m not sure what I would have been!
5. The best type of cross training is the kind that you actually enjoy doing.
Hutch over on Matters of Course wrote this article that made me really happy! I’ve been trying out lots of different types of cross training lately but I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with all of my options. I feel like spin is the “best” option because so many runners do it, but I’m crushing hard on Barre3 right now. Hutch made me realize that at my fitness and running level I should make my cross training something that I love and will stick with. I’m not saying that I’m ruling spin out (especially since I haven’t had a chance to get back to class yet this week due to all the cancellations from the snow!) but it’s nice to know that I’m free to choose any low impact and fun workout that I want.
I love the fact that I’m able to follow so many amazing blogs, and I wanted to share the top blog posts that had me learning something new this week! I hope you learned something as well!
One non-blog related thing that I learned is that over a foot of snow + a flat roof = water leaking into your kitchen all over the place. The snow is pretty but it’s also killing my apartment slowly. The roofers will be here later today to assess the damage but yeah, we’re going to need a whole new kitchen. I’ll just leave you with some pretty snow pictures instead of the depressing water-warped cabinets and pots and pans all over my kitchen.
What did you learn this week? Any big plans for this weekend?