Weekly Reader: Running Into Inspiration

Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.

Weekly Reader - Cross Country

Young people running. I find it inspiring!

Before we get on with the link love, I was asked to share this information about an upcoming Twitter Chat:

Twitter chatFitness Magazine (@FitnessMagazine) and Aetna (@Aetna) are hosting a Twitter Chat this Thursday, September 12, from 2-3 pm Eastern time. The topic is “What’s Your Healthy?” Healthy can mean many things to different people. They want to find out what it means to you. Hashtag #AetnaMyHealthy.

I always find it interesting that, with no planning on my part, different topics and areas take precedence each week. Last week I had tons of vegan recipes, in another post I will share lots of blogging info. This week I find that I’m heavy on the Food for Thought category. Just a random thought. When I select posts to share I do it kind of on the run. As I’m browsing through my reader, I mark a post to save as I go, then go back when I start to write this post. I always have to weed it way down because there is a whole bunch of good stuff to share.

That being said, I sure that, whatever your favorite topics, you’ll find some interesting things to read here. Enjoy!

Vegan Inspiration

Oh She Glows, Ultimate 4-Layer Vegan Sandwich. Hurray! Angela’s participating in Vegan Mofo! I’m expecting lots of great recipes this month, including this 4-layer sandwich. Yum!

SpaBettie, Buffalo Jack Sliders. Jackfruit + Buffalo sauce = Spicy Deliciousness.

Running & Fitness Inspiration

rUnladylike, Competing Against Life. Ever have to make the choice between your training and your non-athletic life? We all do. Jesica puts it in perspective.

Miss Zippy, Five Things I’ve Learned from Low Heart Rate Training. I’ve been watching Amanda’s low heart rate training experiment with interest. Here are a few insights that she has learned in the process.

Blogging Inspiration

Hub Spot, The Complete Guide to Updating and Republishing Outdated Blog Content. If you wonder why this is important for your blog traffic (and it is), you need to read this post.

Blogelina, Balancing a Blog and Home Commitments: 4 Very Helpful Tips. If you’re reading this, you probably write a blog. And if you write a blog you know how it can suck up your time. Here are some great tips to help you find balance.

The SITS Girls, How to Write About Hot Topics with Style and Grace. If you’ve ever written about a controversial topic and had it “blow up” you will appreciate Kimberly’s advice here.

Food for Thought

Fit and Feminist, Some Thoughts about Media Coverage of Diana Nyad’s Swim. Did you see much coverage of Diana Nyad’s epic swim? I thought not. As always, I love ready Caitlin’s perspective.

Miz Fit Online, We’re Not Dogs.We’ve Earned Better. It’s not often you get to see Carla ticked off, so hop on over and enjoy her rant.

No Meat Athlete, Vitamin B-12 and the Case for (and Against) a Plant Based Diet. It is true that vegans can’t get vitamin B-12 from their plant based diet. Matt reflects on what that means in a vegan lifestyle.

Kitten a Go-Go, Why I dumped my Obstetrician. Your relationship with your OB is one of the most important that you will have. Read why Danielle chose to switch in mid-pregnancy.

FitKnitChick, This is Your Body on Sugar: The Science Behind Food Cravings. This is simply a great post from Tamara about why we have sweet cravings. Hint: It’s not because you are a weak bad person who just can’t say no.

Amazing Asset, Confidence, When Only Physical Appearance is Considered. A personal post from Tessa about how achieving so-called physical perfection doesn’t lead to confidence or happiness.


Now it’s your turn! Have your read (or written) something that needs to be shared? Please do!

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  1. says

    Not to totally self promote, but my latest video – a must watch for those who eat fish!

    I do love all of these links though, especially the ones about blogging, I am always looking for new tips and tricks – I got the SITS newsletter today and definitely checked out all of those topics ;)
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  2. says

    I always love, love, love this weekly series. So many great posts and lessons to learn from others. Thank you for including me on this fabulous list. I hope you are doing well and having a great week. xoxo

  3. says

    When someone writes an piece of writing he/she keeps the image of a user in his/her mind that how a user can know it. Therefore that’s why this piece of writing is outstdanding. Thanks!

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