The Weekender: Favorite Links

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!

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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.a foodie stays fit boyfriend


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!

Favorite Links

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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  • Reply
    Rachel Lauber

    Hi Teri!
    I’ve really been enjoying your more frequent posting and appreciate you taking the time to put in all the links for various items. Hope you have a great week!

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Hi Rachel,

      Thank you SO much for your comment! It means a lot! It does take time to add the links, but I want it to be useful for my readers. 🙂 Really appreciate you letting me know you like it! And glad you’re liking the more frequent posting too!


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    Christina Orso

    Your hairrrrrr in this post. I’m loving it.

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