This week was an odd week, no? With the 4th of July smack dab in the middle of the week? It felt like we had two Mondays instead of one and that’s just not fair. In a roundabout way, we ended up at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on the 4th of July – site of the 1939/1940 and 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair and current site of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Citi Field (where the Mets play) and NY Hall of Science. While my son looks calm and peaceful sitting there on the ledge of the fountain in the picture above, it didn’t take long before he and his younger brother took off into the fountain. Who could blame them. It was HOT out.
But it’s the weekend (Hooray!) and I’m looking forward to a visit from my sister and my niece. I just hope that we all don’t melt in the heat. Here are some of my favoriate posts from this week.
This piece from the New York Times made it’s way around this week. I saw this posted a few times on Facebook and shared more than a few times on Twitter. It hit a chord with people – I know that it did with me – about the busyness in our lives and how we have collectively forced ourselves to lead such busy lives. It’s definitely worth a read if you haven’t already read it.
Jess over at Eat, Drink, Breathe, Sweat is training for her first marathon this fall and she’s been having some moments of anxiety and doubt. Many of us have been in the same shoes and Jess’ post reminded me of the excitement and trepidation of going after our goals.
I loved this post by Melissa at Live, Love & Run (who also is the genius behind The Weekly Chase). Melissa has an incredible story and is training for the Chicago Half Marathon. She recently came to the realization that she wanted to work towards becoming a run coach.
Charlotte was recently chosen as a new Oakley Ambassador and spent last weekend in Napa hanging out with some pretty cool folks. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Oakley so it was fun to hear about their new products. Check out the video at the end of the post.
Lindsay at In Sweetness and in Health shares a killer total body workout. I can’t wait to try this.
Did you streak? Runner’s World encouraged folks to run at least a mile a day between Memorial Day and the 4th of July. For those of you who completed the streak, Pavement Runner designed a nice little ole badge for your blog. How did he get to design the official Runner’s World badge? He asked.
Tell me, did I miss anything? What have you been loving this week? Plans for the weekend? Ideas for how we can entertain 3 kids ages 3-5?