One of the great plus sides of blogging is all the bloggers you come into contact with online through linkups, comments and Facebook groups. I find reading blogs, especially ones that have personal stories and race recaps so entertaining to read. I often search for race recaps before signing up for new races to get an idea of what to expect. Runner bloggers have a real honestly when it comes to the good, the bad and the ugly of running and races. I also have stumbled upon some great blogs about food, fitness and life. Here are five of the many blogs that I follow and read regularly!
Here are this Friday’s Five Blogs to Love:
I first came across Laura’s awesome blog over a year ago when I saw something posted on Facebook about a virtual race series for the Fall (run 5 or 10 miles by the 5th of each month). Since I was in the heat of marathon training at the time, I thought it was perfect to help keep me motivated for my weekly runs. The upside of taking part in the series was seeing my progress each month! With each run I logged, I was noticing a huge improvement in my 5 mile time. Since the last series ended this past Spring, I still head over to her blog each week to link up with other bloggers on Monday with my weekly fitness and meal plan.
I found Jill’s blog through Laura’s. Jill co-hosts with Laura on Mondays. I instantly felt connected to her blog. She totally speaks my language and I love the combination of running, fitness, food, life and goodies that she blogs about daily. I think that being a runner is more than just logging miles and she celebrates and brings some insight into the crazy mind of a runner. I find calmness in a lot of her posts too and she makes me think. I find inspiration from her blog in ways to become a better me.
I’m not sure how I came across Sarah’s blog, but I’m so glad I did! Just one look at any of her posts, you instantly want to cook what she’s posting about. I love the clear directions, pictures, and posted recipes (in blog post and printable versions). I’ve bookmarked several of her recipes and finally made one of her latest recipes, Tater Tot Hot Dish. It didn’t come out nearly as pretty as hers, but I know it was equally tasty! It was a big hit at our house! When I search for recipes for the week, I make my way over to Sarah’s blog for inspiration.
A fellow Sweat Pink and Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador, I found Erika’s blog through our daily link love posts in our ambassador group. I was instantly drawn to her race recaps, which are honest and helpful. I just recently stumbled upon her post about a half marathon race series and I’m already researching information about it for next year! I find a connection to her blog also since she’s from DC and we’ve spent so many years up there visiting Nick’s grandparents, I love reading about races in and around DC, MD and VA. I’m also pretty jealous of her upcoming Ragnar Relay Race. I can’t wait to read about her experiences!
Thankfully Wendy commented one day on a blog post and I followed my way to her blog! We’ve communicated through comments and both of us are training for a marathon and we’ve both struggled with the same things in our last marathon. I love the honesty of her posts. She’s willing to just put it all out there and I find a lot of inspiration from her. It always seems that she’s posting what I’m thinking. I’m excited to virtually cheer her on when she takes to her next starting line in a few weeks. I’ll be rooting for her!
Please show some blog love to these wonderfully inspiring ladies’ blogs!
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