Hey y’all! It’s a gorgeous late afternoon in Winston-Salem, and I’m currently sitting in Bailey Park with my pupgirl. My day started off with a 15 mile run (more on that tomorrow!) and then I went to a birthday party for my friend Courtney at Painting with a Twist. It’s one of those studios where they guide you through painting something, and we had such a fun time! I’m not really artistic, but I found it really relaxing. And, of course, it’s always fun to be with friends!
True story: my high school art teacher suggested I might be better suited for photography after one week in his class. Rude. 😉 I think it turned out okay considering I’m really not very talented at drawing or painting!
Tommy played in a golf tournament this weekend and played REALLY well. I’m so proud of him! (He’s a scratch golfer, if you speak golf.) He is so talented. Maizey is also really talented… at ruining family photos. This selfie of us is cracking.me.up. Her paw is on my head. Thanks Maizey.
Quick note: I know last week I combined the Weekender into one post with favorite links & favorite posts…but when I did it today, it just felt like SUCH a long post and long blog posts pain me (and probably pain you, I know). So, I’m breaking it into two posts – outfits coming later tonight or tomorrow! If you prefer them in one post, let me know. But I think most people are okay with fewer words in one post. 😉
Onto my favorite links from the past week!
How does upper body weight impact running performance? Really good read about former elite runner Ryan Hall who underwent a pretty dramatic transformation with the addition of a lot of muscle. I especially liked this quote from him: The fact that running is such a catabolic activity (breaking the body down) and lifting is such an anabolic activity (building the body up) makes me want to continue on with the weights. So my plan as of now is to continue lifting weights and train to run the marathons as well— keeping my focus on complementing weights with running, and focusing on covering the distance instead of racing for a competitive time.
How each Myers Briggs Type Reacts to Stress and How to Help. I’m ENTJ or INTJ (depending on the day I take the test!), and mine is spot on.
This podcast made my cry while running this morning. So moving, so worth listening to.
Slow cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal. I want it.
Music makes high-intensity exercise easier to handle. I 100% believe this, which is why I’m a bit neurotic about my running playlists. (I shared one here and here.)
How I got addicted to CrossFit. Loved this post from Nina, whom I connected with via blogging last year. I love even more getting texts from her about new PRs, which she sets all the time.
Alright, I’m off to make dinner. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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