Friday, April 24, 2015

Blogs You May Want to Follow

Today I am linking up with the DC Trifecta Friday Five. Thanks to EatPrayRunDC, YouSignedUpForWhat? & MarontheRun for hosting this fun weekly link-up!


It's been a while since I have done a Friday link up, far too long actually!  Today's suggested theme is Five Blogs to Follow.

I follow blogs for various reasons, mainly it's because they blog on topics I enjoy or that appeal to me.  They keep their content fresh and new. Or they live incredible lives even if be in the smallest of examples and they inspire me to want to live better.
So pretty much, if I follow your blog and you know I visit then you should know it's because you fit in these categories for what I like.

With that said.  In order to not offend any of the amazing bloggers I follow, I actually put them all on a list and randomly closed my eyes and selected by chance who was going to appear.


STRIDING STRONG
Why do I follow Hailey's blog?  She is a runner, not just any runner.  She's actually a pretty fast runner, who also is a running coach.  Her blog is real pieces of her life, and she is super sweet and a great online personality.  Occasionally she shares running tips and information.  This is a personal reason, but even though my pace can't even compare to her own.  From what I know of her, she trains and runs and thinks a lot like I do as a runner.  The basics and fundamentals from how she trains to how she coaches.  She understands running isn't about the fancy gadgets, crazy new training schedules or new tricks or ever popular less is more.  She's a real runner, who puts the hard work in, to achieve and is well deserving of what she accomplishes.  I recommend bloggers and runners follow her, as she is someone who is real and yet inspires!

WE RUN DISNEY
This mother daughter blog duo are an inspiring yet fun set of personalities.  I remember the first time I visited their blog, as I always do when I visit a blog for the first time.  I look at the About Me section.  They grabbed my attention right off when they said they trained and plan to run just one race, and yet that was all it took.  They were hooked and have been running and racing and completing goals they probably just a few years ago never imagined.  Yes they run Disney, but also far more.  As I know they are just returning from the marathon of all marathons, Boston:)  They are fun, and inspiring.  They are two amazing women who have set their sights on some incredible goals, and I recommend bloggers follow them because they don't disappoint!


FAIRYTALES AND FITNESS
These are two fabulously creative sisters who take turns blogging.  Two different blogging personalities, yet complimenting to each other to create some fun posts.  Do they love Disney?  Do they ever!  I think many runners have a goal or dream to run a Disney race at one point.  If there were any two runners out there who could give you all the information and tips and suggestions to make your Disney race the best experience ever.  These two ladies are probably better to ask than if you contacted the Race Director for Disney themselves!  Not to mention, they seriously could win awards with their race costume designs!
Like a lot of bloggers I follow, they also blog from the heart, sharing their tips and experiences.  Yes, Disney may be in their hearts, but their love for running doesn't stop there, with Boston to Big Sur and Rock and Roll runs, these gals are some serious race travel experts, which is why I recommend their blog.


HOHO RUNS
She is one speedy runner, and her race schedule will make your jaw drop!  She trains exceptionally well, and when you hear how many times she places in a race it will make you jealous (in a good way):)  This blogger knows what she's doing, and knows how to take her natural talent to the next level.  She offers great race reviews, that if you pay attention you can actually learn a lesson or two from, as I have found a lot of motivation out of the way she can really push through and has not only endurance but speed.  Oh, and I hope I don't offend her by mentioning, but she is a grandma.  But if you look at her race pictures, you wouldn't absolutely never guess as she looks seriously young!
I enjoy following her blog and you will too, especially if you enjoy all things running.


RUN HIKE PLAY
If I were to list my second favorite thing to running, that would be hiking.  You put running and hiking together, and that is exactly what this incredible blogger offers.  She often shares her love for hiking and great tips on trails and hikes around the country.  One of the things I love about her blog is, she takes her family with her on these hiking adventures.  It reminds me of my own youth growing up, and always makes me smile.  Her love for the outdoors, is clearly being passed on to the next generation.  Not only that, but she is a great runner too.  Sharing her weekly training updates and plans, and of course great race recaps.  If you are like me and enjoy a blogger with a sense of adventure, then this is a blog you will enjoy following!

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Honestly, I seriously didn't want to stop, I wanted to list far more than just those five!  I had so much fun sitting down and writing the different reason's I enjoy following certain blogs.  I am going to have to do this again, because I seriously follow some other amazing bloggers too that I would love to share with you why I follow each one of them as well... Till next time!

Now that you know a few of the types of blogs I enjoy following, do you have any that you recommend I check out because they sound up my alley?
Do you have favorite bloggers?

1 comment :

  1. Great list of bloggers! I also follow Hailey's blog and love reading about her training and racing. I thought her post today about running and progress was especially great!

    A blogger I recently started following is Tina Muir (http://tinamuir.com/). I like reading about an elite runner's training and racing and also she posts great recipes!

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