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  1. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta
    May 2, 2014

    I’m not an afternoon runner either, but I understand what you mean about runs that clear your head and leave you feeling lighter. They are pretty rare, but oh, so wonderful.

    I always love your Friday Favorites because you choose a few of the most thoughtful and interesting posts of the week. I am honored that you chose one of my posts to share this week.

    Now to check out Charlotte’s post. :-)
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      Thank you so much Debbie. Yes, those runs ARE rare but OMG felt so great. I started thinking how great my run was feeling in the middle and I thought I was going to jinx myself!! Hope you’re having a great weekend.
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  2. Katie
    May 2, 2014

    Welcome to my world. Evening runs are my chance to debrief myself on the day. They aren’t fun or easy but necessity for me. Glad you got a lot out of yours. Happy Friday my friend!
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      I admire that you are able to get out and run/workout at the end of a hectic day. It was one of those runs that I felt blissful just being in my own body and I haven’t felt that in a while. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
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  3. Brittany@ Delights and Delectables
    May 2, 2014

    those are the best runs!! sometimes i need that evening movement just to clear my head and settle a bit! love the links!
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  4. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    May 2, 2014

    I’m not an evening runner either. I feel drained and blah. But the times that I have run then, most are really, really good. Mind clearing, sweat cleansing resets. Happy weekend friend!
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  5. Tricia
    May 2, 2014

    I need to have runs like that! So very much up in my head right now. I don’t run but am thinking of ts tarting just for the mind cleaning of it all.

    Can’t wait to to read these posts! Galit’s was so lovely wasn’t it?
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      I LOVED Galit’s post. I love peeking into everyone’s process. I think that’s one reason why I run/exercise because it gets me out of my own head. Sometimes I think through things during that time. Other times, I don’t think at all and that’s kind of freeing.
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  6. —->CARLA
    May 2, 2014

    thanks you so much for the <3.
    and for coming over to my place.
    NEXT TIME? not virtually :-)
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  7. misszippy
    May 2, 2014

    I will go down with the ship on Twitter! It really is my favorite platform. HATE Facebook. Great reading here, thanks for sharing!
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      haha. It’s true. I hate FB too. It’s nearly impossible to get any sort of engagement.
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  8. Kierston
    May 2, 2014

    I do love running the morning better than the evening. It’s so much more calm…and light out :)
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      I too LOVE the calm of the morning and the new day! So many possibilities :-)
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  9. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    May 2, 2014

    Glad your evening run helped you hit the reset button! I prefer to run in the morning. It’s the perfect way to start workday with a clear mind. Can’t wait to check out these great reads!
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  10. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    May 2, 2014

    I love those runs that leave you feeling amazing! As for being stuck, it’s a normal part of the process, right? We can’t be going forward all. the. time. But it’s also important to recognize when we’re letting ourselves hang out there and make excuses longer than we need to be. However, I don’t see that being a problem for you. Let yourself relax and read, and you’ll soon be back at it!
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      You’re absolutely right Laura. We can’t move forward all the time. Thank you for the reminder!
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  11. Tamara
    May 2, 2014

    If I were a runner, I would love evening. Although that’s when we take Athena to the dog park because we wait for Cassidy to come home and I love that golden hour around 6-7. With my camera and with the weather. So I suppose that I do exercise in the evenings. Then I have dinner later.
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      I do love that golden hour. It’s pretty spectacular. Too bad that my tummy usually wins and demands dinner early!
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  12. Heather (Where’s the Beach)
    May 2, 2014

    I used to run more in the evening, but I am definitely a morning runner now or 9-10 am would be ideal if I didn’t have to work. Evenings can be good sometimes, especially when you really NEED to run things off.

    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      That’s when I usually run between 9-10 after dropping the kids off at school. It’s great although I wish I could get up a bit earlier to do it otherwise it seems to cut into my whole day!
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  13. Katrina Elle
    May 2, 2014

    Living a life of NO excuses has definitely helped me be more positive and ACCOUNTABLE!
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  14. Galit Breen
    May 2, 2014

    Oh sister, thank you a million times over. You make my day (when I need it most!) and I’m so very grateful to you!
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      Thank YOU for sharing your beautiful writing with all of us!
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  15. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly’s
    May 2, 2014

    I love this! I totally agree words matter, but I don’t think we should limit this to girls or women. I have an acquaintance that calls her young son chubby, fatty, rolls, chubbs, etc…more than she uses his real name and it bothers me a ton. While there is obviously more studies linking ED’s and emotion instability to women, I am sure there are plenty of men and boys that suffer the same but are expected to deal with it because of the social roles placed on males.
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      Oh absolutely Kelly. I’ve been thinking about this a lot with regard to my sons. We need to watch our words with everyone.
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  16. Ilene
    May 2, 2014

    Even as a sophomore blogger, I felt the shift last year in how people interacted with me on my blog. It actually was a good lesson learned for how I will manage my business blog until I can hire someone to manage it for me (isn’t that crazy that I, a blogger, will have to hire someone to manage my business blog? crazy but necessary….) As always, a great roundup Christine, even when I don’t comment, I always take a peek at what you are talking about on Fridays. xo
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      xo love you! I feel like everything changes so quickly online!
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  17. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.
    May 2, 2014

    Great reads!
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  18. Kim
    May 2, 2014

    Lately I’ve had a few afternoon/evening runs with my boys – even though I prefer running in the morning I love the extra time with them and I’m all about chatting while we run.
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  19. lindsay Cotter
    May 2, 2014

    I’m so curious about the twitter thing now. What’s next, google?
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  20. Tina Muir
    May 2, 2014

    Lots of good stuff to read! I am there with you in that I mostly do not like to run in the evening, but sometimes it is just what you need! I loved your posts here….interesting to think about Twitter. people are always going to try and be ahead of the curve and say something has changed. I think twitter is doing well and will continue to do so for a while!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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  21. Yum Yucky
    May 2, 2014

    Sadly, I agree with you about Twitter. Too many people have become slaves to brands. It’s like one big commercial. I can barely filter through and find good conversation anymore.

    As for running, I can bust out a good run to the fridge for some snacks, but I’m damn good at speed rope. ((winks))
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      Exactly. I feel like there’s a lot of repetition too (which I’m sure I’m guilty of as well) but it’s hard to find conversation or really much to engage with. And I love your kind of running!
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  22. Jody – Fit at 56
    May 2, 2014

    I have read most of these & all great reads. Charlotte’s hit home cause I had so much happen to me in my youth that really affected my feelings about myself – in not such a good way. Very hard to come back from it – we can but inside your head, it is still there.

    As for Twitter – I just never was a fan. I know it is what brands like but for me, eh… I find myself wanting to move farther & farther away from some of this social media to be honest…
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    • Christine Yu
      May 4, 2014

      Charlotte’s was really so great and similarly, it has taken me a long time to come to terms with a lot of stuff that was said in my past. And Twitter and social media? Me too! I’ve had more and more of an urge to disconnect.
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  23. Coco
    May 2, 2014

    Great round up as usual. I think one reason I like my long runs so much, is that I run out of stuff in my head.
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  24. rachel @RunningRachel
    May 3, 2014

    Great round up and thoughts. I always do my best thinking on my runs too… and always come up with the best blog posts. It is just when I get home that I always forget them. :)
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  25. Jess
    May 4, 2014

    Great round up! I haven’t read most of these. I actually love an afternoon run, although getting it done first thing is a great feeling.
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  26. Alison
    May 4, 2014

    Really great posts here, Christine!
    Hope you had a wonderful, restful weekend.
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  27. Charlotte Andersen
    May 4, 2014

    I totally get the zen run thing! And there is something magical about running in the evenings:) Thank you so so much for including me on your list – I’m honored that you liked my post!

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