First, I had a great jog on Thursday, super speedy (for me) and I'm looking forward to my 4 miles this evening. I'm out of my funk.
Second, I read a lot of blogs. A lot. I read cooking blogs, DIY blogs, fashion and clothing blogs, my friends' blogs, among other things. However, the blogs I read by far and away the most are fitness and healthy living blogs. I love them. I find them incredibly motivating and check some of them multiple times a day. Here are a list (in no particular order) of my favorite healthy living blogs.
Carrots n' Cake: I feel as though I've been reading Tina's blog for forever. She is getting ready to run in the NYC marathon next month. She lives in Boston and her pug, Murphy, regularly steels the show on her blog.
Skinny Runner: SR is a SAHW (stay at home wife who mothers her teacup yorkie, Marnie) who regularly runs 10 miles or more on the weekend and has run more than a dozen marathons. Part of the year she fishes with her family in the rough seas off of Alaska. Highly entertaining, this woman really makes running look ridiculously easy.
Run, Eat, Repeat: Monica, the blog world's resident Mexican, or Monican as she calls herself, is a marthoner and physical trainer, as well as soon-to-be Zumba instructor. Monica lives near the OC. One of her favorite activities is to eat watermelon in ridiculously quantities and then blog about it. Interesting fact: she doesn't like to run in loops or in out-and-back patterns, meaning that if she's scheduled to run 8 miles then she will run 8 miles in one direction and then call her husband to come and pick her up, which he doesn't seem to mind doing.
Ali on the Run: Ali lives in Manhattan and regularly runs the Bridle Path in Central Park. She recently completed her first marathon. She has Crohn's disease and for her first marathon she raised several thousands of dollars to support research on the disease.
Running off the Reese's: a blog about a girl, Cely, who loves the peanut butter and chocolate cups and who runs, whether she wants to or not. This weekend she is competing in her very first marathon in Chicago. Also a plus, Cely has a hilariously gassy, snoring, Queen Bee of a French bulldog named Bardot. The pictures of her are fantastic.