7 miles easy / no Garmin
During my long run on Sunday, I was thinking about all the blogs that I read (mentally going through my Google Reader) and how inspiring many of these bloggers are. Long run = lots of time to think. Anyhow, I thought it would make a great post: bloggers that inspire (me). Let’s spread some blogger love…
Kara and Alyssa
These girls are ultramarathoners. They are both currently training for a 50-miler (yes, you read that correctly – not 50K – because they have been there, done that – but 50 miles). That’s like finishing a marathon and then turning around and running back to the start line. Impressive. I have to mention that Kara has a 1-year old and does two-a-days to get her miles in while Alyssa dabbles in triathlons on the weekends. I definitely see ultras in my future and I would love to run one with these ladies!
Jen’s blog was one of the first I ever read and PBR is still one of my favorites. Jen is a yoga teacher, BodyPump instructor, and newly crowned certified personal trainer. Her teaching schedule each week makes me dizzy and yet she still finds time to fit in her own workouts. Oh…and she has amazing arms! I keeping thinking that if I go to a BodyPump class (and then be consistent with it – that’s key), my arms will look like hers!
I feel like Cindi is my running twin, except that she logs an impressive amount of miles. For her last marathon, she logged 70 mile weeks! 70 miles?! And throw in a pilates class or two. She also works full-time and has 2 kids. Impressive.
Lauren has a marathon PR I can only dream about (3:18). In addition to being a super speedy runner, Lauren writes great blog posts. I have serious creative writing envy every time I read her posts. And she’s running the Hood to Coast relay this weekend with Team Nuun (her team name is After-NUUN DeLight)!
Rachel had a baby 2 months ago and is already signed up for her first half marathon post-baby (if fact, she’s already training). Not only did Rachel run throughout her entire pregnancy, she ran 2-5Ks right before she gave birth (as in, the week of). She’s also a Girls On The Run coach. Impressive!
Which bloggers inspire you? Make sure you leave the name of their blog (and URL) so we can all check them out!
Aww, thanks! We would LOVE to run an ultra with you and we wouldn’t even be upset if you left us in your dust at mile 25 when you got a second wind. 🙂
Now I have fun new blogs to check out!
Pink Runner says
Thanks for posting these blogs, I will definitely have to check out the ones that are new to me. LOVE PBRunner… I remember when I first found Jen’s blog I spent hours going through her old posts!
Thanks for the kind words. I was JUST thinking on my run this morning that you are definitely my running twin because I thought about your speed workout yesterday and how you slowed it down so as not to overstride and tweak the hammy (smart), but that you couldn’t resist doing one fast 400 at the end to make sure you still had it. I would TOTALLY do that too! 🙂
And it felt so good to bang out that 1:34!!!
I’ve thought the same thing recently – so many bloggers out there inspire me 🙂 The ones that come to mind lately are Lauren (like you mention), Corey at Runner’s Cookie, my girl Ali at Ali on the Run. People like that make me so glad I started blogging 🙂
I really like Ali’s blog too and I’ll have to check out Corey’s. Thanks!
Beth (@bethp262) says
I also enjoy Runner’s Kitchen and Eat, Drink, and Run. Both running and food oriented–two of my favorite things! (and I read Meals for Miles, Runner’s Cookie and Ali on the Run)
Also meant to add Races Like A Girl and Girl In Motion
I’m going to have to check out their blogs. Thanks!
You have no idea how much this completely MADE MY DAY!!! I am so excited to be on your list, and this is such a great idea for a post. That Kara and I made #1 (which was the right choice) makes it even better. We should so do an ultra together….actually you are not that far away, why haven’t we ran together yet? I missed out when I was in Philly. The 50 Miler I’m doing still has spots open. I like how you say I “dabble” in triathlons, good job, it makes it seem like I’ve done way more than run. I can’t wait to check out those other blogs! And BTW – your speed and devotion to your training plan and drive to BQ is extremely inspirational!
Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) says
my friend sarah is not only wicked fast, but she’s a good write to boot. she recently wrote a post about “the men of running” i.e. the man-boy, the bro, the middle-aged dude, etc.
her observations are spot on and it made me laugh!
nice job on the mileage this week! are you from Philly? i’ll be in town Sept 17-18 and Nov 19-20 for races!
I am! I’m doing those same races (PDR and Philly Half). There are a lot of bloggers doing the Philly Half…it would be nice if we could all get together!
This is awesome! I love finding new blogs to follow – these are great 🙂
kristy – thank you so much for the love. i’m having a pretty stressful week at work and this post just totally gave me a mental break from that.
i am so inspired DAILY by all of my healthy living/running blogging counterparts. such an amazing group!
So glad to find your blog after HLS! And I have a feeling you are going to become my running inspiration 😉
Hmmm – I regularly read your blog, Meals for Miles, Runners Kitchen, Ali on the Run, Runners Cookie, Health on the Run, etc that people mentioned so I’ll add some new ones.
1 – Sweat Once a Day — this girl has inspired me to do a triathlon
2 – AskLaurenFleshman.com — She gives sound advice and her journal is very honest.
I am blushing. Thanks for the shout out. I highly doubt I will be of any inspiration post-pregnancy. I miss being able to say, “I’m slow because I’m 9-months pregnant!” Now what’s my excuse?!? LOL
You are certainly in my top 5 (closer to 1-2 spot) for blogs that I read daily and am inspired by. I am excited to witness you BQ-ing!!!! It is so going to happen. But more, I’m excited to inhale a good pizza pie from Philly. ;o)