Category: Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topics: My favorite Instagram accounts to follow

This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Your favorite Instagram running accounts to follow.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.   Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

I don’t love Instagram but I like it.  I like that one can post a picture and people like and/or comment on it.  There is nothing political or hate involved there.  Well, at least I haven’t seen it yet.

I know the topic is running accounts but I am going to write about some of my favorite ones that are not running related.  

Sweet on my house – I like seeing the different DIY home projects Angie does.  She explains in detail what she is working on and makes it fun.  While I don’t think I would do what she does (I am lazy), I would definitely hire her to do some projects for me.

Learning in Wonderland – Maribel is a teacher like me.  I follow her because she has great resources in TpT.  I have purchased many of them to use in my classroom.  I love learning about new ideas, tips, and best products to use in my room.  Thanks for her I bought a great paper cutter and The Happy Planner.  << I am obsessed with it.

Kim Hides the Rocks Kim loves to paint rocks and hides them for others to find.  She also has tutorials so others can follow along and create their own rocks.  As you know I am not a fan of Reels but hers I do like.  They’re funny!  Another reason I like this account is because I love seeing her cats.  Even the cats have made some Reels!!

Memories by Meyers – There is something satisfying about watching someone write in a pretty and fancy handwriting.  No?  Just me?  Jenna makes it look so easy.  She has an Etsy shop where you can order some workbooks on how to improve your penmanship, learn a new printing style, or learn hand lettering.  I’ve been wanting to learn how to write fancier so these sound like the perfect products to buy.

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Tuesday Topics: Tips for beginner runners

This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Your tips for beginner runners.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.   Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

Dear runner,

So you just started running?  Good for you!  I am proud of you.  Running is fun.  Running is a hobby.  You don’t have to love running but liking it is good enough.  When you start to “hate” it then that is when you probably need to take a break from it.  That’s OK.  It happens to many of us.  Here are some of my tips.  I hope you find them useful.

➡️ Invest in good shoes.  I know shoes are expensive but they’re worth it.

➡️ Running should be fun.  Remember that it is a hobby.  Unless you are training to win a race and money, then it is more than a hobby.

➡️ Listen to your body.  Feeling tired and need a day off?  Go for it.  Do not feel guilty about taking a rest day.

➡️ Walking is OK.  Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t or make you feel less of a runner for walking.

➡️ A mile is a mile no matter the pace.  Whether you finish it in 15 minutes, 7 minutes, or 9 minutes, make sure to celebrate it.

➡️ You can run a half marathon or a marathon if you want.  It will take time and commitment but it can be done.  I started running in 2005 and ran my first marathon the following year.

➡️ Remember that you are a runner.  Whenever you’re in doubt, remember these wise words from Bart Yasso: “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” 

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Tuesday Topics: August 2021 Review

This week’s Tuesday Topic is a FREE topic.  Feel free to post any running related blog post.   Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

The last day of August is here.  Only 4 months to go till the end of the year.   I took it easy the month of August because I was feeling burned out and I wanted to finish my run streak.  Now I am working with a coach again to get back in running shape and possible train for a race.  August wasn’t that exciting but still let me review it.  😉

Mileage:  Total for this month is 68.67 miles which include a few walking miles.  It is my 3rd lowest month this year after February (34.26) and January (64.55 miles). 

Current Challenge:  None.  Anyone has a good one for me to do?

Current Book:  None but I am waiting for “

Current Song:  No specific song but I am still loving anything 80s.  

Current Shoes:  I started with the Brooks Ghost 12 and the Launch.  Then I saw the Run Hoppy pair and knew I had to get them.  These 3 pairs should last me till next year.  I hope Brooks do not come out with more cute pairs because I will be tempted to get them.

2021 Running Goal:  My goal this year is to run 1,000 miles (I changed it from 1,200).  I am 66% done with 664.68 miles.  I have 4 months left and 335 miles.  You think I would make it?

What am I looking forward to next month?  Fall.  I love running in Fall weather.  I also love the different color leaves.  I am also looking forward to taking more Peloton classes.  Running everyday is a thing of the past.

How did August go for you?

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Tuesday Topics: Some of my favorite running items

This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Share your favorite running item(s) you’ve tried this year.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.   Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

So some of these items are not new but they’re still some of my favorite to use for running.

KT Performance+ by KT Tape Anti Chafing Stick – I bought this after I ran out of the one I was using before (and I wan’t too crazy about it).  It is easy to apply, does not stain, and there is no smell.  

SportSuds Laundry Detergent – I know I have written about this before but seriously I LOVE this detergent for my running clothes.  I’ve been using it for over a year and my clothes do not smell at all. 

Smartwool Women’s PhD Run Ultra Light – I wear both these and Balega socks.  I am not too crazy about extra cushion so these thin socks are perfect.  They’re moisture-wicking and odor-neutralizing so I find myself wearing them 2 or 3 times before they go in the hamper.  

Oiselle Pocket Jogger Shorts –  I mostly wear these during a long run.  But now I love them even more because the pockets hold my two small water bottles. 

Any you used any of these items?

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Tuesday Topics: My home gym

This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Share your home gym.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.   Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

OK, so I don’t really have a home gym.  The only exercise equipment I have in my living room is my Peloton bike.  It isn’t a big room and I know it is a little messy and crowded.  My nephew was in town and that is why I have a mattress in the living room.  He left on Sunday but the mattress is still there.  I know.  I know.  I need to move it and I will.  🙂

However, let me tell what my ideal gym would be like.  Besides the Peloton bike I would add the following:

🟣 Peloton Tread-I know I can get a different treadmill but I really want this one.  Not sure exactly which one from the two.  Thoughts?

🟣 Yoga mat

🟣 Dumbbells

🟣 Rowing machine-This one is not a must have but would be nice.

🟣 Kettlebell

🟣 Jump ropeI bought this one after Wendy mentioned it in a post.

🟣 Medicine ball

What else do I need?  One of the first things I will do when I buy a house is to set up a home gym.  Cannot wait!

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