I never thought I would be so happy to see 70 degrees on the thermometer at 5:45 a.m., but it almost made me cry tears of joy this morning.
My legs didn’t feel quite as happy about it, but I made it through a 7.25 mile tempo run that was just a bit slower than I had wanted.
But let’s talk about last week – no groundbreaking workouts, just a whole ‘lotta sweaty miles.
- Monday: rest, 50 minutes easy vinyasa yoga
- Tuesday: 7.1 miles; 2×1 mile repeats (7:39, 7:43)
- Wednesday: 7.75 miles easy
- Thursday: 7.1 miles easy
- Friday: 5 miles easy, 15 minutes elliptical, lifting
- Saturday: 12.5 hot, sweaty miles
- Sunday: 6.25 miles easy
Total: 45.7 miles. Meh, I’m happy it’s done and overwith. Onward and upward!
Corey tagged me in a 7 links game that’s going around the blog world, and I’m kind of a sucker for stuff like this. So here goes.
To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.
- Blogger is nominated to take part
- Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category
- Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part
- These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers
- And so it goes on!
- They’ll be sharing the best posts from participating bloggers on our blog and everyday on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links
This is kind of a weird category, no? I’d have to say my most beautiful post was also the one that made me the most sad to write.
In June, my great-grandma (called Nonna) passed away, and it was devastating.
She was everything to my family – chef, matriarch, authority figure, teacher, mentor, and most importantly, the source of so many laughs and so much love. I miss her every day.
Almost every day some visitors land on one of these three posts:
And it makes my heart happy, because the reason I wrote them is to help other people learn about the risks, symptoms and causes of serious blood clots through sharing my experience.
Pulmonary embolisms kill one in three people that get them. And since I was one of the lucky ones to survive, I’ve made it a mission to help anyone and everyone realize that both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can indeed happen to anyone. Here’s a recent interview I did with FoxNews.com talking about my experience (I’m super famous…)
I’m not really very controversial on the bloggy, it turns out. I guess whenever I talk about nutrition-related things people have their own opinions, but I’ve never really felt that anything I’ve said has cause controversy, per say.
I like to think the posts I write about nutrition are helpful! I love sharing my thoughts and learnings with ya’ll, and think these posts in particular have gotten great feedback:
In February I wrote a post detailing out the foods I ate in one day.
I didn’t think it was going to be very exciting, but then the Fage peeps got ahold it (and my multiple mentions of massive Fage consumption), and posted it on their Facebook page that had about 100,000 fans.
And zoom went my readership for that day! Thanks, Fage. Can I have some free yogurt now?
Not Enough Attention
Even after a year of blogging, I’m still surprised you all actually read this thing 🙂 Any attention you pay to Meals for Miles at all, I love and thank you for it!
I didn’t even have to think about this one – my NYC Marathon recap from last year!
I had deferred from the marathon in 2008 and 2009 because of injury, and at times never thought I’d actually get to run the damn thing. But 2010 was my year, and it was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.
Ryan Hall and I, just hangin’ out…
The best cheering squad ever!
I loved every second in every borough, and can’t wait to do it again this year!
This little exercise was actually fun – I liked thinking through what I’ve done and written about recently. It’s almost like looking back through a diary, but not all of the dirty details (some things are better left unsaid on the interwebz and therefore most of the free world, ya hear?).
Question: Do you go back and read your blog, journal or diary often? If you don’t have one, how do you keep your memories?
Also, I’m not tagging anyone here because I think a lot of ya’ll have done this already, but feel free to play along if you haven’t!