Oh my goodness. I’m so happy to that it’s Friday! I feel like I say that every week but this week it’s especially true! At least the weather has started to act like Spring weather should. I even went for a run in a tank top this week. #littlethings
Speaking of running, I did manage to run 3.5 miles the other day without any pain in my hip. The only time that it felt a little off when when I ran uphill. Guess I should just avoid running hills, yes?
I’ve been working a lot on hip mobility with my physical therapist and it seems to be helping quite a bit. I’ve also become reacquainted with my foam roller. Speaking of which, if you want to learn even more about self-myofascial release techniques – you know, the stuff that you do with a foam roller or lacrosse ball – check out my latest article for espnW.
Here’s this week’s Friday Round-Up – some of my favorite posts from the week. There seriously were some really great posts circling around this week.
What do you do to make yourself feel better? We live in a culture of self-help/self-development and it seems like there are endless tools and resources available to us to help us embrace the positive, be grateful, and be true to ourselves. I’m not knocking any of this but I love this post from Erin Stutland. Have those “tools” become a crutch?
Back in January, there was an essay on Design Sponge about the State of our 2014 Blog Union. In it, Grace talked about how blogging has really shifted over the last year, how people were leaving less comments and how social media was playing a much larger role in sharing and spreading the conversation. Then, a couple of weeks ago, Copy Blogger decided to remove comments from its posts, largely in acknowledgement of this trend. This week, Katy decided to close comments on her blog.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I love receiving comments on my blog posts and the sense of community that it creates. I also acknowledge that I suffer from a huge amount of blogger’s guilt because I’m often not able to respond to the comments in a timely manner – or at least immediately which is what I would like to do. The rational for closing comments is that the conversation happens elsewhere – in round-ups like this, on your own social media pages, etc. and not necessarily within the comment section of the blogs themselves as they used to. I’m torn. What do you think?
I’m sure that you’ve heard all about the little brouhaha that Gwyneth Paltrow caused with her comments about how working moms have it so much easier compared to working on a movie set. But this post on Forbes.com sums up the larger issue – why do we have to compete for who has it the hardest? It’s all hard.
Brian aka Pavement Runner takes a look back on his first quarter of the year. While the stats show one thing, the story behind the stats show so much more.
Krysten is one incredible woman and there’s so much that I admire about her. Fear can be pretty crippling especially when it relates to health conditions that you can’t really control. I think that she says it best here:
“You do not always get to chose the life your get, but you have the opportunity to create the life you want.”
I’m so excited for my friend Ilene. Yesterday, her granola business opened for business. Her business originally started as a way to raise some extra money to send her daughter to the National Cheer Competition but it has turned into something so much more. She has amazing granola and ships anywhere in the U.S. Go check it out!!
Comments – yes or no? Are you a granola fan?
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