Good Reads 4.27.13

Happy Rolex Weekend! For those not in the horse world, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is this weekend here in Lexington, and it’s always a good time. International riders (Olympians and World Champions) all come to Kentucky to compete in our form of the triathlon–dressage, cross country, and show jumping in three days. NBC usually shows coverage of Rolex after the Kentucky Derby (which is next weekend!), so be sure to check it out (or you can YouTube it).


Anyway, here’s this week’s link love:

Smart Snacking (The Lean Green Bean Blog): Lindsay offers some great tips in this blog about snacking smarter. Just because you’re watching what you eat doesn’t mean you should stick to only three meals a day. In fact, I have a mid-morning snack just about everyday. Lately it’s been two clementines and some Wheat Thins, but other times I’ll have an apple and peanut butter. Plus lots of water. What’s your favorite at-work snack?

Failing UP (RunToTheFinish): Amanda has a great way of how to take a step back and look at the brighter side of things. She points out that you aren’t necessarily failing, but being given a chance to improve every time. It’s something I need to practice more in my life in so many ways.

3 Ways a Running Partner Can Change Your Running (Live, Love & Run…): Melissa’s hubby made two huge strides in his health that should be celebrated–he quit smoking and he’s starting to workout and run! Her post is inspiring, which always makes me hope maybe I can get M back to joining me at the gym (or maybe CrossFit?) and maybe even enjoying some (shorter) runs together. Kudos to H (and Melissa for being so supportive)!

Dear Body, Thank You for Taking on These Extra 5 Pounds (StudioEats): For anyone who has battled added a little weight here and there (that’s probably all of us at some point in our lives), this post is for you! I, too, have added on about 5-7 pounds from my wedding back in October. The holidays, and then stress, and now lack of running hasn’t helped matters. But Jamie had a great point: “When we gain weight, it is usually a sign of something else going on. Stress, boredom, lack of excitement in our lives, overwhelm.” A lot of that describes me and my life. But take a look back at everything that’s happened in those months of gaining weight and be thankful for your current health.

What blog posts struck you this week?


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