Looking to curl up with a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice) and read some great articles? These are my favorite posts from the week that I found particularly helpful or noteworthy!
Roll out: Basic Foam Roller Exercises for Recovery via E at Running on E – Great tips for how to foam roll like a pro. Most of us could probably stand to foam roll more often, so this was a nice reminder to get to it.
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How to Keep Your Runner’s Feet from Looking Like Sh$t by Beth at Shut Up + Run – Let’s face it: running can take a toll on your feet. Beth has some great suggestions for how to take care of your feet as a runner to keep them happy and looking a little less gross. Also, this post is hilarious and you’ll love reading it.
Three Tips for Overcoming a Bad Race or Workout via Competitor – If you’ve been a runner for a while, you’ve probably had the misfortune of having a truly bad run. These tips will help you mentally process and cope with your bad performance.
Tips for Running in Heat and Humidity by Angela at Happy Fit Mama – A great reminder of the things runners should be doing to prepare for running in the summer. Summer is coming!
Why Your Yoga Pose Will Never Look Like the Instructor’s (and That’s Good!) via Greatist (via Christine’s wonderful link roundup) – I try to speak to this idea when I teach yoga classes. Every body is different and even every day is different in your own body. Honor where you are when you’re practicing yoga. As long as you’re not doing anything to hurt yourself, it doesn’t really matter what your yoga pose looks like.
How Yoga Makes You a Better Runner by ME! – Check out my guest post for Jen at Pretty Little Grub. She’s out having fun in Spain and I’m stuck here guest posting, haha. Also, go do yoga. That is all.
Yoga for Core Strength by Candace at Yoga by Candace – Great poses to help you build up core strength, which is key when you begin to practice more advanced poses like arm balances.
Fitness + Healthy living
How to Manage Serving Sizes via Sam guest posting for Jen at Pretty Little Grub – Great tips for changing your perspective on how much your eating, including how the bowl or plate you use can make it look like you’re eating more or less.
I Am Enough via Jill – Loved this post because sometimes we all need a reminder to stop trying to be more than who we are and just be content with where we’re at.
5 Ways to Boost Your Fitness at Work via Fitfluential – Staying active at work can be really hard, especially if you have a desk job. (One of the few benefits working retail actually has…) Here are five easy things you can do to stay healthy, even when you’re stuck at a desk.
5 Food Photography Tips Using a Smartphone via Lindsay at Cotter Crunch – I am so jealous of Lindsay’s awesome food photography skills, so I really enjoyed reading this post. I can’t wait to check out the photo editing apps she recommends!
Top 10 Tips for Blogging via the SITS Girls – Great, actionable things you can do to be a better blogger, like taking time to really think about your editorial calendar in conjunction with the topics you plan to blog about.
Did you read any articles you loved this week? Tell me about them!