After last weekend’s half marathon, I started the week off on a bit of a low note. I had a hard time doing my work and really wanting to anything except sit around and watch Friday Night Lights. Yes, I know that this show ended about four years ago but I just started watching it and I’m totally obsessed.
But then Tuesday was kind of amazing. From reading through all the supportive words that I received from all of you about the race to being surrounded by supportive friends at a moment when I put myself out there for a new potential opportunity that I was scared to go for. And then coming home to find out that the article that I wrote for Daily Burn on foam rolling last week was picked up by The Huffington Post. What?!
I also had the change to take a yoga class with Colleen Saidman and her husband Rodney Yee at their beautiful new yoga studio – Yoga Shanti. If you’re familiar with yoga, you know that Rodney Yee is a bit of an icon and I used to practice to his DVDs. I was a little starstruck.
So this week, I’m grateful for it all, even my stupid knee.
Hmmm, taking a look at the links in this week’s Friday Round-Up, I guess running is still on my mind this week.
Kara Goucher Joins Oiselle
Many of you have probably heard the news that pro runner Kara Goucher has joined Oiselle. Kara has been sponsored by Nike for the past 12 years and recently, her contract was up. Since she was no longer training with a Nike coach, she decided to explore other options. So how did this small Seattle-based company beat out the big wig shoe companies to sign one of the best professional runners?
Read Kara’s own words on how she became a part of the Oiselle flock. It’s really inspiring and what it means to follow your heart. Sally’s point of view from Oiselle’s perspective is equally awesome.
If you run slow, who cares?
I mean, really, who cares?
Kathrine Switzer Launches Race Series
While the women’s running scene has been booming in the U.S., it’s a different story outside of the States. Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon, hopes to change that and to increase female participation in road races worldwide. On March 30, she launches 261 Fearless with a marathon and 10K in Spain. 261 refers to her Boston Marathon bib number.
We’re all busy and sometimes it’s a struggle to find me time, particularly time to workout and stay healthy. My friend Katie from Moms Little Running Buddy is hoping to change that. She’s putting together a DVD that will help you find M.E. Time (aka My Exercise Time). Literally, all you need is 10 minutes.
Won’t you consider supporting her campaign?
10 Lessons Kids Learn the Hard Way
hahaha. This is hilarious.
How has your week been?
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