Today I'm joining in on the Friday Five link up with Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney for their 'Blogs to read' theme. I'll be honest, I like to read and I read a lot of different types of blogs (including the blogs of everyone who stops by here). I am not always on top of the most current posts or commenting, but I get to them (it's all about pacing yourself, right?). This is in no way an exclusive list of what I read, but just a few that I like and thought you all might enjoy checking out. Happy Reading!
1. Sweat Once a Day:
Why you should read it: Not only does Emily put up some serious mileage and explore some of the most beautiful trails in the Northwest, she does it all with a sense of humor. Expect stories about chips, learning to love yoga, and impressive race placements.
2. NYC Running Mama
Why you should read it: Another speedy lady who shares honestly about her training (physical and mental). I enjoy reading about the ways in which she challenges herself, balances life with training, and shells out some pretty solid advice (you should never go 'all-out' in a work out, embrace patience).
3. Fast Cory
Why you should read it: Cory is candid, hilarious, and so mentally strong! This is a man who ran a 100 miler ON A TRACK by himself. With all his joking aside, he is truly a strong runner with incredible mental stamina.
4. Sally Mcrae
Why you should read it: Sally is a Nike sponsored trail runner with some pretty impressive finishes (including a top 10 finish at Western States). She blogs about her training, racing, and real life (yes, pros have real lives!). Her tips, strength training routines, and recipes are great for all levels.
5. Ginger Runner
Why you should read it: Not only does he provide entertaining and informative gear reviews, but the Ginger Runner interviews elite trail runners, recaps his own impressive races, and share great trail footage all with the slogan "Train, Race, Beer".
OK, now your turn. What are some of your favorite blogs? What makes you return to blogs time after time?