Workout Recap and Inspiring Blogs!

Monday, Monday, Monday!  I’m particularly happy  to see this Monday because it means it is officially one week until the Boston Marathon and the official count down can finally begin.  Only 7 more days to go!  Friday night some girls from Team in Training and I had a little puff paint party to put our names on our singlets and fancy them up a little bit for race day.  It was fun to see everyone outside of our weekly runs and talk about how excited we all are for race weekend.  My singlet came out awesome but you’ll have to wait until race day to see the final product!

Puff Painting My Singlet!

Saturday morning was our last long run and last practice with Team in Training.  I’m definitely going to miss those weekly practices.  It’s fun to run with my friends and chat it up the whole time.  We spent quite a bit of time going through race day logistics before heading out for a nice and easy 8 mile run.  My legs felt a little tired and heavy.  I think it’s from my massage.  I hope another week of tapering and lots of foam rolling will have my legs feeling fresh and ready for race day!

Saturday’s 8 Mile Run

Last week was the second week of taper.  I moved things around a bit to fit in a massage which felt great.  I also did yoga on Thursday which turned out to be a big mistake.  I took an extra rest day on Friday since my body really seemed to need it.  Here’s a look at last week’s workouts.

Weekly Workouts 4/2/12

This week is only a 4 day week for me!  I’ll be spending most of the week just resting and getting in a few easy runs!  Friday I have the day off to get lunch with some friends from TNT, head to the expo, and go to the Saucony party.  More on marathon weekend later…

On Friday many of you shared some of the blogs you love to follow because they INSPIRE you!  As a promised here’s a round-up and some blog love for all of those inspiring blogs!

Mile Posts by Dorothy Thorn Beal! 

  • Dorothy is a mom of 3, a 3:11 marathoner, on Team Saucony and the new face for Saucony’s Find Your Strong Project.  She’s very inspiring so check her out!

EatDrinkBreathSweat by Jess Sutera!

  • Jess talks about running and chasing down her first marathon this fall and has shared her experience of training and become a barre n9ne instructor!

Food and Fun On The Run by Mary Baum!

  • Mary is a fierce runner who just won her very first 5K last month.  She’s a BQ runner and just started tapering for her next marathon where she is trying to BQ again!

Pace of Me by Jessica Hofheimer!

  • Jess is a runner and BQ Qualifier and mom of 3.  She is a certified running coach, and Pilates instructor as well as Lululemon and FitFluential Ambassador.  I’m psyched to start reading her blog!

MizFitOnline by Carla Binberg!

  • Carla is a fellow FitFluential and is pretty darn amazing.  I won’t be able to do her justice in one sentence,  she’s an award-winning writer, a mom and so much more…check out her blog is worth it, trust me!

Breakfast to Bed by Cat T.!

  • Cat blogs about food, weight loss and much more! She is a FitFluential Ambassador.  She’s a new to me blog so I will definitely be checking her out!

Running in Mommyland by Martha Merrill!

  • Martha is a mom of twins, a runner, yogi and recent marathoner!

Love, Life, Surf by Christine Yu

  • Christine is a new surfer, a runner, a mom and a writer.  Her blog has tons of variety and she’s always looking for the positives in life!  Definitely a fun read!

KatieRUNSthis by Katie Key

  • One of the first running blogs I ever started reading, Katie shares her racing experiences, product reviews and her challenges of being a new mom!

NYC Running Mama by Michelle King Gonzalez

  • Michelle lives in Staten Island with her husband and son.  Formerly in the military she discovered running while stationed in Iraq.  She’s a mighty fast runner and blogs all about running and motherhood.

Banana Buzzbomb by Heidi Henry

  • Heidi blogs about triathlons and living vegan.  She is a fellow FitFluential and has a great sense of humor!

Sub-Three by Charles Mandel

  • Charles has only been blogging for 2 months but is not stranger to writing.  He’s a contributing editor to Canadian Running and Canadian Cycling magazines.  He is a 5 time Boston Qualifier and his writing makes running sound beautiful.

Simply Nicole by Nicole Kennedy

  • A healthy living blogger and new runner Nicole shares all of her experiences.  Her about me page is absolutely adorable! She is a new to me blogger who I will definitely be checking out!

Many thanks to all of you who linked up and shared some of your favorite and inspiring reads!  If I missed anyone who should be on the list feel free to link them up in the comments section!

Whose counting down to Boston with me?  What’s your final 7 days before the Boston Marathon look like?  Are you ready to carb-load?

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17 thoughts on “Workout Recap and Inspiring Blogs!

  1. Mary@FitandFed.net says:

    Good luck in Boston! Thanks for fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, I lost both my in-laws to these diseases. It’s great that you have so much running-blog camaraderie. I figure skate and there isn’t really a blog niche like that in my sport.

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      Thank you Mary! TNT is amazing and the support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society gives continues to awe me everyday. I’m so happy to be fundraising for them. Yes, the blog community is amazing for runners. We are very lucky and supportive of each other!

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  2. Running in Mommyland says:

    Thank you so much for the blog love! What a nice surprise! Wishing you great luck and fast legs for Boston! Most importantly, have lots of fun!

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  3. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says:

    Aww, thanks for the blog love. It amazes and humbles me how supportive the blogging community is. I love sharing with others the amazing and inspirational people that I’ve encountered so far. I too am completely inspired by your blog and am so excited for you. Seriously, you are going to rock it. Woohoo!! 7 days until Boston!

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  4. Jess Sutera says:

    LOVE the blog love shout-outs! I need to get better at sharing the love with my fellow blog friends, like you’ve done here. I think it’s an awesome thing! And for the record, I’m totally inspired by you too – can’t wait to see you run Boston!! I hope I see you whiz by in your singlet!!

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