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Can February just end already? Is it just me or has it felt like the longest month ever? And the worst part? We’re expecting more snow this weekend. I not sure that I can handle it.
Can we discuss for a moment? Did you watch Scandal last night? I’ve been anxiously awaiting the return of Scandal (and Grey’s Anatomy) for the past few weeks and that was a great return episode. I mean, I don’t think that they could cram in any more zingers and craziness into one hour. I missed this show.
Speaking of out-doing oneself, I ran 11 miles this week for my long run. That’s the longest that I’ve run in about forever. Probably since I last trained for a marathon more than 10 years ago. No joke. That was a big confidence boosting run, what I needed about 2 weeks out from NYC Half. Fingers crossed that I will stay healthy and injury-free through race day (and beyond!).
This week’s Friday Round-Up is all about out-doing ourselves, mostly for good and sometimes for not so good.
Mini Fashion Designer Creates Amazing Dresses Out Of Paper and Tape – Mommy Shorts
THIS is amazing. I mean, I have no words for the incredible creations of Angie and her daughter, who she lovingly calls Mayhem. It’s hard to believe that these creations are made from just paper and tape.
Internal Pressures to Out-Do Yourself – Where’s the Beach
So, you know that I’m running the NYC Half in about two weeks. You may also know that I’ve had my fair share of injuries in the past two years and that I haven’t run a half marathon in about 10 years. Yet, there’s this thing I do. Even though I tell myself that I just want to finish my race healthy, I know that I will be comparing myself to past times, even though they are from a long time ago, and that I will be trying to out-do myself. So Heather’s post? Totally resonated with the Type-A me.
11 Things Your Yoga Teacher Needs You to Know – Yoganonymous
If you’ve taken a yoga class, you’ve probably wondered (or worried) what the teacher is thinking about you, your practice, etc. This is a great post, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but nonetheless great.
Yes, Girls Can – Pavement Runner
Have you seen this commercial from Cover Girl? OK, aside from the fact that it’s from Cover Girl, which was a little bit of a disconnect for me, I appreciated the message of the video – that girls CAN do anything that they set their minds to. I loved hearing Pavement Runner’s reflections on and wishes for his daughter. It reminded me of Nicole’s guest post for Allie at Vita Train 4 Life.
How to Support the Bloggers You Love – Where My Heart Resides
This is an older post but one that I found through Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean. Most of us who blog probably started on this journey because we wanted to write and most of us stick with blogging because of the incredible community and support we receive. The thing is, blogging takes a lot of work and it does cost money. The reality is, earning some income from our blogs is a real desire for many – whether you want to try to make this a full-time job or you just want to cover your expenses.
I love all the ideas outlined here (so smart!). I mean, did you know that you can tweet-a-coffee to someone from Starbucks?
Are you a Scandal fan? Would you tweet a coffee to someone?
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