- This very helpful comparison of different marathon training programs. Now that I don’t have a coach, I’m looking into different training plans to get a grip on my mileage for the summer. I probably will do a hybrid of Daniels, Higdon, and FRIST (with more focus on Daniels, my hero).
- This interesting video on what “run like a girl” (and other “like a girl” phrases) means to different people.
- This health-ified take on ranch dressing
- This article discussing how long marathon training plans should go (they say 20 weeks, I say more like 12…)
Second, I’m joining part of a blog “writing process tour” that tours different blogs and offers insight into how and why different bloggers write what they do. Phillip from Southern Fatty invited me to participate, and I said sure why not?! It’s fun to see how other bloggers write and have some nice quiet reflection time here on minutes per mile.
Below are my answers to some questions about my writing process (“process” defined quite loosely, ha). So if you ever wonder things like who is this freak writing all this junk about running and street furniture, and why the heck is she publishing it to the internet? then maybe you’ll be interested in reading!
If not, skip to the cheeseburger photo at the end of the post.
Right now, I’m working on staying sane while balancing a new home, new city, and new job… and also enjoying married life, blogging, training for a marathon, and doing freelance work. I’m also perfecting my bread-baking skillz and melting my brain with The Bachelorette.
Regarding this blog specifically, I’m working on upping the design and functionality of minutes per mile. It’s been almost a year since I took the plunge to self host my blog, and now I think I’m ready to bring in a more professional design and layout to keep things looking pretty and organized! Does anyone know any good (and cheap) web designers…?
Speaking of the move, I want to stop the tour momentarily to say thanks to everyone who stuck around to follow me in blog land to Tennessee! I actually lost a fair few readers and subscribers when I left DC (which is totally fine but sort of soul shattering and utterly heartbreaking at the same time…), so I appreciate all of you who have kept reading even though I’m a southerner now.
I’ll also answer this one by saying that I hope my blog stands out for being authentic. I try to keep it real so I hope that comes through. I know that I personally enjoy reading blogs that have a natural, non-fairytale feel to them, so that’s what I I try to strive for, too!
I’m usually 90% asleep when I write my posts between 5 and 7 a.m., so I can’t really give much reason behind anything written here. So with that in mind, I guess I write what I do because I simply like to write and I also like to run and cook. So, writing about running and cooking just makes sense. I actually work as a writer by day, so you’d think I’d run out of things to say… but no.
4. How does your writing process work?
And that’s it! Let me direct you to the next two bloggers in the tour, if you want to keep following:
• My DC readers might be familiar with Chelsea, over at Chelsea Eats Treats. She writes some super fun posts about everything food- and fitness-related, with a lot of fun stuff about DC life in between.
• In Nashville, I’ve recently started reading Ashley’s (aka The Nashvillian‘s) blog. Ashley writes about local events, fashion, food, and whatever else seems to be on her mind. Her beautiful photos make her upbeat and reflective writing even stronger.