And normally at this blog Friday means it’s time to talk about FOOD. But I feel like doing something a little different today. And since it’s my blog and I make the rules, that’s whats going to happen.
Rather than my usual Foodstuff Friday post I’ve decided to do an inspirational blog round up instead. Now, for the record, I could LITERALLY include just about all of the blogs that I read.
(Because I only read awesome blogs.)
But I’m only highlighting three today. These three have recently featured posts that have just really stuck with me over the course of this week:
(Technically there are 2 posts):
Sara’s Post: On Failure
Natalie’s Post: From 13.1 to 26.2
If you’re looking for some inspiration or some renewed motivation for your workouts (or just in life in general) read these posts. Sara and Natalie talk about how running is not all PR’s and runner’s highs. You can train and train and still get a face full of disappointment on race day. Or you can do a run that you’ve done hundreds of times but suddenly be unable to finish without walking. But rather than letting the “I suck” voice get too loud, quiet it with a: “Well, I may not have achieved ___, but I did achieve ___, and I’m going to do better next time.” In other words, forgive your awesome self and move on to the next challenge even hungrier than you were before.
Work In Sweats Mama:
Nicole’s post: Help End Child Hunger
Ending child hunger sounds like a tall order, but Nicole has a way of rallying you so that you seriously feel like it’s possible. That’s some really good rallying!! I love this post because it not only brings awareness to the cause, but she includes ways you can actually help. And she’s not talking about child hunger in third world countries, she’s talking about the 1 in 3 kids in these United States who aren’t getting proper nutrition. Millions of kids who depend on school lunches during the year go without meals during the summer. Go read, you’ll want to help.
Seize The Latte:
Lillian recently posted about some pretty traumatic news. But that’s not the inspirational post I’m referring to, although it deserves to be here too. However, I’m referring to the post she wrote a few days after receiving this terrible news.
Lillian’s post: The Health Benefits of Gratitude
It is SO easy to curl up into a ball, curse the world and completely lose your faith sometimes. But rather than taking that route, Lillian decided to strengthen her faith and be thankful for everything that she does have. If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further my friend.
Alright, that is it for me. Today it’s about giving the aforementioned blogs the spotlight and credit they deserve for being great.
Have a spectacular weekend!! And happy Father’s Day to all the dads!!
What are you doing this weekend?
Anyone currently lacking motivation? What do you do when that happens?
What’s your favorite thing to read for a little inspiration?