Olympic Marathon Trials. I don’t think there was a single runner around the country NOT watching the Olympic Marathon Trials last Saturday. I loved that NBC had real-time, live coverage of the event (though the commentators left a little to be desired). I’m proud of our 3 men and women, and that two of my favorites, Meb and Desi will be representing the US in Rio!! But this story got me this week. There were hundreds competing and while the live coverage really only focused on the front of the pack, the last place male and female left me humbled and inspired.
- Side note: Desi Linden. Can I ask, why are we not talking more about her? This lady is a beast, placed second, and finished 4th in the Boston Marathon last year! Yet my news feeds is full of stories about Shalane and Kara (both of whom she surpassed). I get it, they are “big” names in the running world and don’t get me wrong I like and respect both of those athletes but man alive, I want to see more coverage of this lady (and Cragg without adding Flanagan to it) especially as we get closer to Rio. I’ll save my rant on why I think she doesn’t get that much attention for another day 😉 .
12 Tomatoes. This site made my week! It popped up in my news feed on the book of faces so I checked it out. They post daily simple and easy recipes and their website is essentially a database of quick recipes. Those are all my favorite words (simple, quick, easy).
Edible Spoon Maker. I can’t even with this. So genius.
Mythbusting. Another post that caught my eye was about a reality show “Work Out New York” and the Influencer effect. I have not seen the show she is referencing but her points are so valid about entertainment and “truth in advertising”. We live in such an Influencer world right now that people are being paid more for who they know and what they are connected to versus what they actually know. All I can say is no matter whether it’s related to fitness, health, or whatever don’t just go with the herd or accept something at face value. Do your research to make your own informed decisions. Particularly if it affects your mind or body!!
Why I Won’t Apologize for Posting My Run on Social Media. I’ve seen this post shared a few times across my channels and loved it. I don’t post on Facebook as much as I used to (the medium itself has lost it’s flavor with me) but I definitely maintain my Instagram and Twitter. Like the writer I post for me but who knows who else I could be helping even if it’s just one. There is strength in numbers, positivity is contagious and sometimes you need to see someone else doing it to inspire you to get it done – or just to show we are all mere mortals. I don’t owe anyone an explanation for what I do or don’t do. My goals are my own. I get a lot of personal messages from friends telling me they enjoy my posts and even looking for a little push to get back to the gym. So my mantra lately is this: Just Do You.
Looking forward to 60 degree weather in DC this weekend – perfect for the long run!! What’s on tap for you? What is one good thing from your week?