Running Links & Highlights (#3)

Happy Monday!! It’s been a long, cold weekend for us – and most of the country. Every time I think the temperatures can’t get any lower, we get hit with colder and harsher conditions. I really haven’t wanted to leave the house unless it’s totally necessary -> -10 degrees is not comfortable!

Here are a few of my favorite reads from the week! Let me know if you read anything that is worth sharing!

The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself — And the Women Around You: Not running related, but this article is too good not to share. There are so many days I question my decision to stay home with my little guys (for so many reasons).
“Blow it all catastrophically, in fact, and then start over with good cheer. This is what we all must learn to do, for this is how maps get charted — by taking wrong turns that lead to surprising passageways that open into spectacularly unexpected new worlds.”

80-year old woman sets half marathon PR: An 80-year old woman ran a 2:13 at the Surf City Half Marathon last week – to set a national half marathon record. Kind of amazing!

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Treadmill Reviews: The link-up produced 6 treadmill reviews. You can view them on Pinterest or on the treadmill review post! 

Millrose Games Racing: This past weekend was the annual Millrose Games in NYC. The highlights included Bernard Lagat breaking the world master’s record in the mile (he ran a 3:54 to come in 4th place overall) and Shannon Rowbury and Matthew Centrowitz capturing the victories in the Wanamaker Mile.

2015 Millrose Games

12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners: Rather than looking at the outcome to measure success, Runner’s World recommends looking at the process (sounds like what I said last year!). The article highlights 12 healthy habits that will make you a more successful runner.

Creative Ways to Display Race Medals: Amanda (Run to the Finish) shares some interesting ways to display race medals (some I had never seen before!).

SkyDive Ultra: Free Fall to the Starting Line: Runners began with a 50-second, 120-mile-per-hour free-fall from an airplane hovering at 13,500 feet and then proceed to run the race – either 10K, half marathon, marathon, 50K, 50-miler, or 100-miler (note: jumping out of the plane is NOT mandatory – you can opt to “just” run!).


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    5 thoughts on “Running Links & Highlights (#3)

    1. Can you imagine sky diving in to the start of a race? That is so cool!! Not sure if I would have the nerve, but very cool.
      Yes, definitely want to be running races at 80 years old!!
      Loved your race medal idea on Amanda’s site – simple easy and doable!
      Stay warm and have a great day!
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    2. I am SO done with winter!!!! I am going to try to get outside today…I was waiting for the warmest part of the day which is 3 and it will be 16 degrees…the rest of the week might have to be treadmill depending on what kind of snow we get :(. I was kind of looking forward to do shorter shorter speed intervals tomorrow to help me get ready for a 5k. I read several of those articles too and they were great! I want that be me running halves at 80!!!
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