Basically, I would like to stay in California. We’ve been in the San Francisco Bay Area for two weeks now. It’s been one of those trips that has felt much longer than it really has been – but in a good way.
Frankly, we’ve been spoiled by the mountains, trees and ocean, the good weather, delicious food, and friends and family. I’m a wee bit in denial that it’s going to be cold, rainy and not quite Spring when we return to New York. So I’m just going to pretend that I don’t have to gather up my things and pack today.
I’ve been treated to some incredible blog posts this week – all written by incredibly strong women who I admire very much.
The Pursuit of Superwoman
I really loved this post from Laura at Mommy Run Fast. As a Type-A, perfectionist who tries to do everything, I totally relate to the feeling of trying to be Superwoman. And yes, bloggers and social media do fuel this stereotype because we always try to put the best foot forward and everything is always rainbows. However, I never thought of this strive for perfection as a form of oppression before.
Slowing Down the Treadmill
In response to Laura’s post, Michele at NYC Running Mama shares how she has struggled with perfectionism and striving to do it all and how she needs to slow down the treadmill. Often, it does feel like a treadmill that is getting faster and faster and sometimes we need to jump off. Her description of how she has felt lately mirrors my own life in many ways.
Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First
You know how when you’re on an airplane and the flight attendants do their safety demonstration and they tell you to remember to put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others? I love how Coco from Running with Perseverance to has appropriated this as her mantra and the elements that make up her “oxygen mask.”
Many of you may know that Lent started last week. Most people commit to giving up things like candy or soda or red meat or some other bad habit. Jess from EatDrinkBreatheSweat was asked by her husband to join him in Lent and to give up something. I love his ask.
Ilene from The Fierce Diva Guide to LIfe is one of my favorite bloggers and this is one of my favorite posts from her. We often struggle with “big decisions” – waiting for the right time and circumstances, often talking ourselves out of things because we don’t have everything figured out or because we’re scared. It took a bit of a scary event for her to let go of her fear and move forward.
I wanted to leave you with two things.
First, don’t forget to enter my FitnessGlo giveaway. There’s still plenty of time and it’s a really great resource of online workout videos that you can do anywhere – at home or while traveling – and have been a great tool for me while here in California.
Second, two of my posts have been nominated for Babble’s “Best of the Blogs” and may be published! I would love if you visited Lessons from Ski School and Blogger’s Guilt and “like” my post (and of course share it if you are inclined). I would so appreciate it!
Happy Friday! Who are your favorite male bloggers?
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