Another month gone by! How is it that there are only 4 months left in 2013? Yowza! Better get on those goals for the year.
It’s time again to look back at the month and highlight my favorite posts. I have to say yesterday was probably one of the biggest highlights of my month. I was the featured Follow this Mother! on Another Mother Runner.
Love Dimity, Sarah and the AMR tribe! The way it all came about is kind of fun. I’m not sure how exactly, but I stumbled upon the blog Michigan Runner Girl. I love Heather’s recaps of races, places and general love of running from my home state. Her blog is also the first I ever heard of a trail marathon I’m trying to convince my brother to do with me next year. Just writing about the familiar places takes me home. I’m kicking myself for not being into running while I lived there. Anyway, we connected at some point and it turns out she writes for AMR. Big thanks to all of the AMR ladies for having me! It’s an honor. And also HELLO to all those who are new readers!
In other news –
It’s a long Holiday weekend – any plans? I’ve got a 10 mile race tomorrow. Should be a gorgeous day for a race around a lake. Not sure how much I’ll be “racing” since my foot is still being a bugger (more on that at some point) and my daughter has decided to spread her cold germs to me. But I’ll see what I can do. Other than that, it’s time to relax and soak up the last bit of summer. Brings a tear to my eye just saying that!
Here’s 6 of my favorite posts from the month –
Amanda is one of my favorite running blogs. Great advice backed up with experience. I’m so thankful that she was able to do a guest post for me while I was hanging out with my parents during their visit at the beginning of the month.
Christine is another favorite blogger of mine that did a great guest post for me earlier in the month. Right now she’s making me super jealous with her instagram pics from Hawaii. That’s definitely the ideal way to get away!
My first trail race was made extra special when Ron agreed to do it to. It was his first EVER race which was huge for my non-running husband. This was also the first race that I ran “naked.” I really love trail running and hope to do more of it in the future. Now if I can only coordinate a time with others to get out there!
A friend of mine raved about these burgers and said her two girls gobbled them up. I love my greens so I had to make my own version. Simple ingredients that make a mighty green burger that tastes great. Nom nom.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of hills. But I have found a love of hill repeats. I think of it as a game. Plus, it’s a great way to build strength, speed and confidence. The saying goes, “Hills are speed work in disguise.” Fingers crossed they’ll help me reach my goal PR in November.
We all know life is busy. There are some days when getting more than a 30 minute workout just isn’t going to happen. Here’s a collection of my favorite 30 minutes or less workouts that guarantee to leave your a sweaty mess.
What was a highlight for you in August?