Whoa friends! Between the kids being out of school and half days; clients all resurfacing at the same time needing/wanting something right now; and lingering sickness and a 10 hour stint in the ER Wednesday, these last few weeks have been killing me. (No worries. Everything is fine and I think that they finally figured out and fixed my tonsils. And no, I didn’t have them taken out.)
As you may know, I’m participating in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. I’ve been bummed that I haven’t been able to get many workouts in because I LOVE the workouts she has put together for this phase – ladders, isometric holds, cardio bursts – all so good and challenging. I’ve been keeping it easy this week, walking and light cardio if and when I can. But I know that it’s important to get rest and get better. That’s also part of leading a healthy lifestyle, right Tina?
Since I haven’t been able to participate in bootcamp as fully as I would have like and to keep myself motivated over the holidays, I’ve signed up for Amanda’s Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. Amanda has rounded up some incredible prizes and an awesome panel of experts, including Olympic medalist Deena Kastor, to support us. Sign up now because it starts on November 19th!
Thank you all for your support in my Erica Sara Designs giveaway last week. There were over 170 entries. I mentioned that I would donate $1 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts for each entry up to $1,000. So while the number of entries translates to over $170, my husband and I have decided to still donate $1,000 – $500 to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund and $500 to Waves for Water - two organizations that are doing great work.
I Don’t Speak For The Trees – Pour Your Heart Out
As bloggers, we share stories for many reasons. I love how Shell uses the Lorax as a comparison to bloggers and who we are presumed to speak for even when that’s not necessarily our intention.
No Numbers Runner
There’s so much that I love about Lindsay’s post, mostly because her incredible and giving soul shines through. We also seem to be on the same page and believe that running is a gift. Are you a runner by the numbers or do you run for other reasons?
What Traditional Marriage Should Be
Kristen hits on so many poignant points in this post about love, growing up and parenting. Kids go through so much while growing up and it often makes me feel like I’m not up for this parenting gig.
Start a Conversation
Meredith’s post really struck a chord with me about raising awareness and spreading the love to fight women’s cancer. She’s included an incredibly powerful video and I urge you all to go and watch it.
To My Body I Promise
Speaking of cancer, I absolutely loved this honest letter than Krysten wrote to her body – her frustrations with her body and her embrace of her imperfections.
Race for Recovery
Lastly, Michele at NYC Running Mama is hosting a virtual Race for Recovery (5K or 10K) to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. She’s rounded up over 40 prizes worth over $2,500 and the entry fee is only $20. I just signed up and you should too!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving next week? What’s favorite Thanksgiving dish?