Weekly Reader: A Little TurkeyTrot 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 (or two) that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.

Aztec Turkey Trot - Inspiration

I just wanted to share this news about the annual Turkey Trot. We’re moving to Palm Desert High School this year! The actual inspirational part, though, is that I created this little graphic and had to remove the background color from the Aztec Turkey. I’m clueless and I don’t have photoshop, so I literally Gimped along (Gimp is a free graphics program) and figured it out, though I took the color out of his tail feathers too. Whoops! Oh, you can register for the race by clicking on the picture!

Other than the picture above and the race announcement, Turkey Trot has nothing to do with this post. I’ve been writing the Weekly Reader for more than a year, always subtitling it with a phrase using the word inspiration. I think I may have run out of my own inspiration, for titles that is. It is probably time to move on to another phrase. In the meantime, here is what inspired me this week.

Vegan Inspiration

Notes from the Vegan Kitchen, Lobster Mushroom and Corn Chowder with White Bean “Cream.”  I love corn chowder. Bryanna’s version sounds (and looks) amazing.

Healthy. Happy. Life. Easy Vegan Almond Cups. Just because I don’t eat sweets very often (because they’re rarely vegan), doesn’t mean I don’t like them occasionally. Kathy’s version of this chocolatey treat makes my mouth water.

Oh She Glows, Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Course. Angela has put together an amazing resource to help you prepare a cruelty free Thanksgiving Dinner.

Running & Fitness Inspiration

Tina Reale, 20 Ways to Mix Up Your Strength Training Routine. If you like variety in your workout routine like I do, you’ll love Tina’s ideas to keep your strength training routine interesting. Variety is good for the mind and the body!

Fun & Fit, 5 Ways to Create Permanent Lifestyle Change. Did you know there are five key steps to changing habits? Kymberly and Alexandra do. Here they explain the steps you must go through to create make permanent lifestyle changes.

Run to the Finish, 7 Boredom Busting Treadmill Workouts. If you follow Amanda’s training, you know that some of her longer runs have been relegated to the treadmill lately. Here are some of her great ideas how not to go mindlessly crazy while running on a treadmill.

Blogging Inspiration

Hubspot, You Don’t Want Your Face Plastered All Over Google? You Have a Few Options. Did you know that Google changed their terms of service and may start using your face in their advertising? What? You missed that memo? Then you better read this.

Jennifer Grayeb, Protect Your Blog from Hackers. Has your blog been hacked? It is not fun, and it can be expensive to fix. Here are some great tips from Jennifer to protect your WordPress blog from hackers.

Blogelina, How to Monetize Your Blog the Right Way. Do you want to make money from your blog? Here are some tips from Tanya on how do get started.

Food for Thought

Run Wiki, 12 Reasons Why We Run. Those of us who run pretty much know why we love it, but it’s fun to read Lisa’s list and nod your head in agreement.

Truth2BeingFit, Are you Fat? Is This Fat? Are you sick and tired of the media creating ridiculous standards of body weight expectations? If you are, you will enjoy Jody’s rant.

Fit, Feminist, and (Almost) Fifty, Cross Fit, Crotch Shots, and Respect. A thought provoking post from Sam on Cross Fit and their respect (or lack of it) for the female athletes who represent the sport.

Hyperbole and a Half, Menace. I am always so happy to see an H & H post pop up in my reader that I have to share it.

Cotter Crunch, Why is it so Hard to Compliment Women? It’s true isn’t it? We have a hard time accepting compliments. Lindsey asked the thought provoking question and started a great conversation in the comments.

Now it’s your turn! Have you read (or written) something inspiring that you’d like to share?

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  1. says

    Speaking of sharing…I have been really into re-watching Jane Austen movies, different adaptations, different directors, they are so full of unspoken and unresolved love. It was so repressed back then, like they were in a mental prison! I guess I am so the opposite that I’m fascinated by how they managed to keep everything inside! And also re-reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron… the book speaks to me in a way that very few can.
    Thank you so very much for including me in your weekly reader. xoxoxoxoxo
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  2. says

    Is this the Turkey Trot that was in the park near one of the La Quinta elementary schools a couple years ago? Nothing like specifics, right? That’s all I can remember about that race. And, no I didn’t run it. I was home by then but encouraged my family members who were there to go.
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