Favorite links from the past week, including the importance of knowing the difference between discomfort vs pain when running.
Happy Sunday! It’s a gray, drizzly day here in Winston and I kind of love it as an excuse to hole up in leggings and a hoodie and just veg out. After being away for two weeks, it’s so nice to be home and relax. If you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, you may have seen that I did decide to run the Mistletoe Half Marathon despite my concerns about the race after all the travel and jet lag (I was on the west coast for two weeks). I am SO glad I ran it! Thank you all so much for your encouraging words leading up to and after the race! It means so much.
I’ll write a post about the race and a few things I did differently for this one (plus, some really dumb things I did). But, for now, let’s get to the Weekender with favorite links.
Appreciate the now. Good post from Michelle while dealing with running injuries.
Quit social media – your career may depend on it. Great read via Holly. Quitting social media isn’t really feasible for me given that my career is social media strategy at a large corporation, but I loved this takeaway: “Consider that the ability to concentrate without distraction on hard tasks is becoming increasingly valuable in an increasingly complicated economy. Social media weakens this skill because it’s engineered to be addictive.”
How to feed a runner. Thanks to blog friend turned real-life friend Jenn for sharing this with me!
Coconut curry ramen. Yes, please. (PSA: Recipes from the Minimalist Baker are legit. I’ve never made one I don’t like.)
Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins (from a male health blogger!). This recipe sounds perfect for Christmas morning.
Discomfort vs. Pain: the runner’s dilemma. Great read from Amanda, one of my favorite running bloggers. I’ve also blogged about knowing the difference between discomfort and pain, and why it’s so important when trying to increase your running speed. And this is definitely something I thought about while racing yesterday.
I’ll be back later this afternoon with some of my favorite outfits from the last week. Enjoy your weekend!